Wine Tourism

Wine, cava, gastronomy, festivities, the landscape, … You will be well accompanied during your stay.

Penedès vineyards date back to the 4th Century B.C., and became the centre of the Mediterranean wine culture. The Via Augusta was the central hub of commercialisation.
The region produces a wide range of wines and caves of different styles which we invite you to taste, share and intimate with the different products that you will find in the area.


Make your own cava

The winery’s experts will reveal their secrets for growing grapes and making cava. Later, you will have the chance to put this knowledge into practice and take home a bottle that you made yourself.

• Tour of the winery and explanation of the cava-making process.

• Cava selection with a guided tasting session.

• Disgorging of the selected bottles.

• Labelling.

Place: Artcava
Duration: 3 hours
Days: All week
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English.



Wine and cava tasting

Every area of the Penedès offers different varieties of grapes. Discover the hidden charms of the many boutique wineries in this rich and varied region.

Includes tasting session with five different wines.

Place: Ca l’Helena
Duration: 2 hours
Days: All week
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English.



Cycle tourism among vineyards

Follow a guide on a bicycle ride along scenic paths through the Penedès vineyards and discover the many wineries and cellars that dot the wine country landscape.

1. Choose a route that will take you to the sea:
Route 1: Ca l’Helena – Sitges

2. Or head for the hinterland:
Route 2: Ca l’Helena – Castellvi de la Marca

Both routes include a tour of a winery and a tasting session.

Place: Ca l’Helena
Duration: 3 hours
Days: All week
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English

– Optional: A traditional Catalan meal with your guide. (+ € 20 during the week or +  € 30 at the weekend /person)


Discover the Penedès district wine capital

Visit the old town of Vilafranca del Penedès and take in the amazing vistas from the bell tower of the Santa Maria Basilica. Enjoy a delicious lunch with wine from one of the best wineries in the world.

Includes a tour of the wineries and a glass of cava in the bell tower.

Place: Vilafranca del Penedès
Duration: All day
Days: All week
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English, French



Olèrdola: a frontier castle

Discover one of the most iconic places in the Penedès district and find out what life was like here during the Reconquista. Visit the archaeological site and monuments of Olèrdola and regain your strength with a traditional calçotada* or an original Medieval meal.

*Calçotada: A meal consisting, among other things, of calçots (a local variety of spring onion grilled over an open flame and served with a special sauce.

Place: Conjunt Monumental d’Olerdola
Duration: All day
Days: All week
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English, French



Walks among the vineyards / Birdwatching / Medicinal plant workshop.

Get to know the Penedès landscape

Discover the colours of the seasons, the architecture of the vineyards and the traces left by the different peoples that have inhabited the region over time. Explore the local geography with walks through the vineyards, forests and olive groves.

Look, look! Birdwatching in the Parc del Foix

Learn about the many bird species that inhabit the Parc del Foix and visit the observatory, which is cloaked in silence and respect for nature. Become a true ornithologist for a few hours!

Medicinal plant workshop

Discover the wide range of medicinal plants found in the area around Castellet. In this workshop, we will also make rosemary alcohol and fragrant sachets for your drawers or wardrobe.

Place: Castellet/Ca l’Helena
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Days: All week
Languages: Catalan, Spanish



Pairing wines and traditional products from the Penedès district

Learn how to pair each wine with a selection of artisan cold meats, cheeses and pâtés from the Penedès.

Taste five different wines with a selection of local products.

Place: Ca l’Helena
Duration: 1,5 hours
Days: All week
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English



Castellet: Travel back to the time knights

Spend a pleasant morning visiting the town of Castellet, which is dominated by a spectacular castle offering magnificent views of the Foix reservoir. Then, top off the exciting day of steeds and knights with a horseback ride through the Parc del Foix.

Includes a glass of cava and sweets.

Place: Castellet
Duration: 3,5 hours
Days: Saturday, Sunday
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English, French

Minimum age: 14

Helmet supplied by the organizers