Chef José Pizarro's Top Foodie Tips for Spain
written by Gabriella Opaz | 1st March 2018
This chauffeured excursion is for wine lovers visiting Barcelona and seeking out a VIP experience. The ancient wine region of Penedès has been producing wine since Phoenician times, but it wasn’t the birth of Cava – Spanish sparkling wine made in the traditional Champagne method – that the region gained international fame. While visiting two boutique wineries, you’ll not only explore their vineyards and taste their wines, but you’ll desgorge a bottle of Cava with the winemaker’s themselves!
Lunch will be served in a secreted-away traditional restaurant where hand-made dishes will feature ingredients such as locally sourced meat, vegetables, fruit, game, mushrooms (a highlight!), egg based pastries, fish and seafoods coming from Vilanova y la Geltrú fish market. With charming villages and stunning sunsets, visiting never provides a dull moment. So grab a pair of sturdy shoes to hike the vineyards, a healthy appetite and a desire to savor some amazing wines, because this is not a tour to miss.
My husband and I had a wonderful day on a private tour with Ryan throughout the Douro Valley. He is extremely knowledgeable and helped us learn to appreciate Port. Beyond the wonderful private tasting sessions, he also brought us to a delicious lunch at a local Portuguese restaurant. Throughout the entire day, he provided us with tips and recommendations for the remainder of our journey throughout Portugal. The whole day was the highlight of our trip! We would HIGHLY recommend it!
There is a hidden gem of a wine region just 35 minutes away from Catalonia’s greatest city, Barcelona. We want you to experience this region, appreciate its beauty and taste its authenticity through its wines!
We only choose unique, small and authentic wine producers for our tours to make the experience a worthwhile souvenir to take back home. During this short day trip you will visit two separate boutique cellars, where you will be able to interact personally with the owner and winemaker, as well as tasting the wines/Cavas and learning how to disgorge a bottle of Cava.
|10:00am||Arrive at first winery and taste world class Cavas while learning how to disgorge a wine|
|12:00am||Visit second winery and taste even more phenomenal wines from the Penedes!|
|2:30pm||Leisurely Catalan lunch paired with regional wines|
|4:30pm||Meet the Chef and discover the secrets of local dishes|