Wine: If you enjoy wine then there are a couple of outstanding wine producing areas on our doorstep, DOQ Priorat and DO Terra Alta. Each of the Cellar’s we mention has at least wine tasting and most tours of the production process or cellar.

The Priorat

A region with ancient wine tradition, with wines already famous from as far back as the XII th Century, well known for its powerful flavour and taste. Nowadays, in the Priorat there are two Denominations d'Origent, the DOQ Priorat, which is formed by the Historic Priorat territory, and the DO Montsant, a newer DO, however, producing surprisingly good wines. Interestingly Priorat wines is the only other region in Spain holding the same quality mark as the more well-known Rioja wines.

If you want to see how the wine is made including a presentation on the area and wine tasting, visit the wine co-operative “Vinicola del Priorat” in Gratallops.

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Visit to the with wine tasting (€8.00 per person)

Saturday/Sunday and holidays at 10.00 and 12.00 without prior booking

Week days require 2 days’ notice.

Visit to the winery and vineyards with wine tasting (€12.00 per person)

Prior booking 2 days in advance

Ph No: (+ 34) 977 83 91 67, (+ 34) 977 83 92 01

The famous Torres Winery have a Vineyard in the DOQ Priorat offering a wine tasting and a tour €12.

Traditional tour with tasting of Salmos and Perpetual wines” price at €17.00

Priorat Winery Exclusive Tour. This tour offers you the possibility to taste our famous Priorat wines, Salmos and Perpetual, and our best kept secret, a surprising wine that will leave you speechless from €42.00

Bodega del Priorat (Tarragona) (Priorat)

AP-7, exit 34 (Reus Airport, Tarragona Industrial Area), at the roundabout take exit T-11 and continue to take the N-420 towards Falset.

alset take T-712 towards Gratallops. Once in Gratallops take left turn towards El Molar / El Lloar and continue to find Torres Priorat.

From Tuesdays to Saturdays (9:00-4.30h)

The main Torres Vineyards are located much closer to Barcelona at the Pacs del Penedès Tours here start from €9.00

“A visit to our winery in Pacs del Penedès is the perfect way to uncover the secrets of the fascinating world of wine and to get to know a bit more about the history of the Torres family and their origins. During the tour, you will cross the vineyards at the Mas la Plana Estate and learn the characteristics that make the Penedès County an ideal wine making area. You will have the chance to see different cellars where we guard the secrets of our wines and, at the end of the tour, participate in a commented tasting of two of them.”

The Terra Alta

One of the most picturesque parts of the area that produces strong white wines that is full-bodied. The full-bodied beautiful reds are primarily produced by mixing three varieties of grapes: Macola, Garnatxa Negra and Gartnaxa peluda. This is the area were Picasso started out on one of his most fruitful stages, cubism, in the village of Horta de Sant Joan

The local wine cellars of the Terra Alta wines are well worth a visit for their magnificent buildings in the Modernist (Art Nouveau) style – see Gandesa and El Pinell de Brai.

The route begins with a visit to Pinell de Brai and the Modernist cooperative cellar built between 1917 and 1922 by Cèsar Martinell, a disciple of Gaudí. The elliptical brick arches inside are noteworthy, as is the magnificent exterior glazed ceramic frieze by Xavier Nogués, decorated with allegories of oil and wine.
Next follow the C-43 to the Gandesa cooperative cellar a Modernist building designed in 1919 also by Cèsar Martinell. The structure is supported by slender brick pillars and the roof of flat Catalan tiles is built on balanced brick lancet arches.
On your way into Gandesa you will see a sign post for a village called Bot on the TV3531 if you take this road into Bot there are two cellars the co-operative and a small cellar called Cal Menescal at the entrance to the village. This is an interesting if small local cellar of unique tasting white and red wines, amazing balsamic vinegar and their own branded liquor. In conversation, I was told they had been approached many times by wine distributors who wanted large quantities of their wine, their answer; we have what we have and when it’s gone it’s gone. Asked; Can you increase the quantity, they answer no.!! If you do, try and you like we can always order and supply in the UK.
The last cellar on this route is Batea. To get there take the N-420 in the direction of Calaceit and once you reach the pass of El Moro, take the C-221. Batea is the home of an excellent wine that has been intensively marketed in recent years. Twenty-five old press houses are now used for wine ageing, and there is also a tasting room.
For a winery tour, 45 minutes’ drive is the Buil & Giné premises architecturally exquisite, where guided tours of the winery and estate, and wine tasting with an expert are offered. Tours are run throughout the day and no prior booking is required.
Cost: A traditional tour starts from €15for tour and tasting of 3 different wines
Times of visits without reservation: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
See this link for times etc. (http://www.builgine.com/en/page/visites)
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