Discover the origins of Catalan wine and its unique sparking cava with a wine tasting experience with an expert sommelier. The 2-hour wine tasting experience in Barcelona offers to taste several wines from the region with the option of some tapas. The 6-hour chauffeured tour also includes a trip to a local cellar in the wine country.
More than 2,500 years ago the Greeks started producing wine for trading purposes in the area of the current Catalonia, specifically in Emporion (currently Empúries in Catalan). Later on the Romans expanded the wine culture all over Hispania. After the terrible arrival of phylloxera into Europe in the 1800’s, Catalonia started producing one of the most famous sparkling wines worlwide: the Cava!
There are 12 apellations of origin in Catalonia -denominacions d’origen or D.O. In Catalan-, and the famous Cava but also: Alella, Empordà, Penedès, Pla de Bages, Tarragona, Conca de Barberà, Costers del Segre, Priorat, Montsant, Terra Alta and Catalonia itself. There are also specific grape varieties that grow mostly in the region such as Macabeu, Parellada and Xarel·lo or Moscatell.
Learn about and taste the amazing Catalan wines whether you are or not a wine expert. The experience will also increase your knowledge in wine tasting forever.