The best Barcelona wine route is on Penedès.
A few kilometers from Barcelona, is the wine route through the region of Penedès.
Landscapes of hills, cypresses and vineyards have nothing to envy to the Italian Tuscan or to the Napa valley.
We recommend you to take the BV-2249 road that goes from the town of Gelida to Sant Llorenç de Hortonç, follow the road to Sant Sadurní de Anoia (International Capital of Cava) and reach Vilafranca del Penedès.
First stage: Gelida, Sant Llorenç de Hortons and Sant Sadurní de Anoia
Gelida, is a town very close to Barcelona where the Catalan bourgeoisie retired in summer to enjoy a rest with the lowest temperatures.
The town deserves a walk through its streets and discovers some bourgeois villas with beautiful views of the vineyards and the Montserrat mountain.
You can also visit its medieval castle, part of those built online to defend the «Hispanic brand»
Sant Llorenç de Hortons, formerly a village of Gelida, was growing with the expansion of viticulture and thus becomes the gateway to Penedes, with unique landscapes.
In Sant Sadurní de Anoia you will find more than 80 wineries that produce excellent wine and cava. You can book a visit or we will organize it for you.
It also has one of the oldest chocolate factorie that you can visit and taste products.
Also, strolling through its streets you will discover authentic jewels of Catalan modernist architecture.
You will find countless wineries that you can visit, castles erected by Carlo Magno to defend against Muslims, museums that will explain the origin and history of wine and cava in this region, and of course select restaurants that offer typical Catalan food.
Second part: Vilafránca del Penedés, Vilanova y la Geltrú and Sitges
If you choose this Barcelona wine tour, you can make a sea return through Vilanova y la Geltrú, Sitges and travel along the winding road of Garraf along the coast.
Vilafránca del Penedès is the capital of this region. In addition to history and prestigious wine producers, it has a very active cultural life with two groups of castellers «Human towers» and complete representation of all the festivals celebrated in Catalonia.
Visiting the Vinseum or eating in one of its restaurants specializing in typical Catalan and local food, is an indispensable recommendation.
Vilanova y la Geltrú It is the largest coastal city in Penedés. There you will find a lot of history and an old town full of romanticism. Walking through its boulevards, not as congested as those in Barcelona, sailing or eating freshly caught fish are some of its biggest attractions.
Sitges, (translated warehouse) has historically been the port from where the goods from the region departed. Today it is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Catalonia. Their beaches and festive atmosphere has made it an international meeting point for gays.
Visiting the Marycel museum, walking through its streets or enjoying its beaches are some of its essentials.
Also, The wine road is located from Vilafranca del Penedès to Sitges. An old route where the carts loaded with barrels circulated to be shipped overseas.
A road between forests and vineyards highly recommended and offering different wines to the rest of the Penedès region, such as the Malvasía de Sitges
Thus, as expert travelers we can say, there are few places in the world like Barcelona wine route through the Penedès region, that offer such varied and beautiful landscapes, accompanied in addition to its wine offer.
Penedès Lovers can prepare the ideal route, including visits to family wineries, food in the best restaurants and activities or visits to museums that interest you.