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Spain Wine Holiday

This two-day escape explores two of Catalunya’s most famous wine regions, DO Penedès and DOQ Priorat. The Catalonia wine tasting experience includes private winery visits and tastings in five charming wineries, five gourmet meals, and accommodation in a Priorat winery. With your knowledgeable Spanish trails guide, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit some unique cultural sites and soak up some of the unique histories of the area.


  • Olive oil tasting in Priorat Village
  • Private visits and tastings in five wineries
  • Entrance and tour to two Carthusian Monasteries
  • 2 traditional lunches, 1 delicious dinner, and a gourmet breakfast
  • Knowledgeable and personable, English-speaking wine guide
  • Transport in a touring van
  • 1-night accommodation


2 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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You will be staying at a Priorat winery in double or twin rooms, depending on your preference.


Day 1: D.O. Penedes

10 a.m. departure from Barcelona. Begin your multi-day trip by heading down to the DO Penedes to visit two small vineyards in the Alt Penedes. Alt Penedes is known for its smaller-batch, more specialized wines and these vineyards are no exception. The morning stop will consist of a brief tour, as well as a presentation of the region and wines, followed by a 3-product tasting.

Next, drive a short distance to the second vineyard where you will begin with a short trip out to the fields for a brief history of the wine region, the grapes grown here and the processes used. After this, go into the facilities and down into the cellar for an explanation of the equipment used to produce the wine, the storage processes, and the bottling methods.

Afterward, head to the tasting room for very generous tastings of whites, reds, and a reserve cava. All of this is enjoyed over a meal of traditional Catalan food, select cured meats and cheeses, olives, tomato salad, bread with tomato and olive oil, and Spanish tortilla (sort of like a quiche).

Of course, all that you taste is available for purchase from the vineyards. After lunch, head deeper into the Catalan wine country to the DOQ Priorat. On the drive down, stop at a 12th-century Romanesque monastery where you will be able to learn about some of the rich history of the region.

Upon arrival in the Priorat, Spanish Trails will get you settled in your room, then come downstairs for a private wine tasting and a delicious dinner of the local fair. This winery is run by Christopher Cannan, known for being one of the first in the region (along with Alvaro Palacios, Rene Barbier and Josep Lluis Perez) and is quite a charming character.

Their wines are produced with their own grapes from old vines, without watering the vines and without using insecticides or any other synthetic products.

Day 2: DOQ Priorat

Have breakfast at 9 a.m. On the second day, taking a stroll through the little viticulture-farming town is a nice way to see the local community’s hard work and creativity that go into the beautiful wines they produce. The day starts slow with a nearly guaranteed spectacular Priorat sunrise and full breakfast of fresh croissants and other bread, jellies, local cheeses, cured meats, yogurts, juice, and coffee.

After breakfast, the group’s first stop starts at 700 meters (2300 feet) of elevation for nice, downhill walk through the beautiful vineyards of the Priorat. You will then stop for an olive oil tasting and great country lunch of local fare with wine in the former monastic community of Scaladei, whose monastery and winemaking tradition date back to the 12th century.

After lunch, have your first wine tasting at one of the higher elevation boutique wineries in the Priorat for a full spectrum of red wines that showcase the versatility of the cultivation and winemaking tradition in the Priorat. The second winery visit consists of a field tour and tasting, it's one that you will not soon forget.

Drive to the tiny village of Porrera to meet with Paco Castillo-Serrano of the family-run Clos Dominic winery to tour their beautiful vineyards and taste their fabulous vintages. This old-vine vineyard (with some vines over 100 years old) was purchased by Paco and his wife, Dominique, in 1998 when they began to fulfill their dream of creating their own wines.

To this day, they manage and harvest their vineyards with help only from family and friends. Once you finish your tasting at Clos Dominic, head back to Barcelona where you will say goodbye at your accommodation. These private wine tours from Barcelona are full days of generous tastings of the region’s amazing variety of products hosted in quaint venues by the winemakers themselves.

Traditional local fare with modern flare accompanied at the wineries and local country restaurants and dinners are served at the evening accommodation venue. This private tour is for two to six people and is customized to fit with the interest of each group, be it romantic, friends, family, or colleagues.



Spain is a passionate, cultured, and diverse country, devoted to living the good life. Located on the Iberian Peninsula, with its smaller neighbor, Portugal to the west and France to the north, with whom it shares the impressive Pyrenees Mountain range. Spain is both geographically and culturally diverse, boasting amazing natural and manmade wonders, tastes, sights, and sounds.

It is a storied country with a colorful history. Dating back to the ancient Romans and Moors (some of whose ruins are still standing today), and medieval castles and Gothic cathedrals scattered across the country over multiple centuries, to the vibrant city of Barcelona, the country offers a fantastic mix of cultural attractions.

Whether you want to relax and simply enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle or go on adventures in the mountains or the sea, with thousands of things to see and do, Spain is a wonderful place to do whatever your heart desires.


Home of the Barcelona and Girona provinces, the heart and soul of Catalonia, Spain. Catalonia proudly boasts the rugged Pyrenees Mountains, the pristine Mediterranean Sea, top Spanish wine regions of Penedes and Emporda, and charming medieval villages found along the way everywhere.

Along with the shores of the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees, travelers will also encounter medieval architecture, rich history, the art of Salvador Dalí and Antoni Gaudí, fantastic culinary delights, and much much more. The Catalonia region and Spanish Trails offer countless exploration and experiences to hikers, paddlers, cyclists, and wine and cuisine enthusiasts who have anywhere from one day to many weeks to tap the best of what this privileged region has to offer.


During this trip, 2 traditional lunches, 1 delicious dinner, and a gourmet breakfast, as well as private visits and tastings in five wineries (two in Penedés and three in Priorat) and an olive oil tasting in Priorat Village, are included.

Lunches in Spain work with “Menu del día”, which consists of a first and a second plate (sometimes with drinks and dessert included). You will be able to choose among the restaurant’s options for the daily menu. Spanish Trails takes food very seriously and they can guarantee that during the trips, you’ll only have great quality and traditional restaurants.

If you read their reviews, you will see that the sentence “best meal of our stay in Spain” is announced very often! They always ask guests for special dietary restrictions, so that they can advise the restaurants prior to your arrival. If you have any allergies, or if there are any ingredients that you can’t have or are not a fan of, let them know and they will arrange alternatives for you!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Transport in a touring van
  • Knowledgeable and personable, English-speaking wine guide
  • 2 traditional lunches, 1 delicious dinner, and a gourmet breakfast
  • Private visits and tastings in five wineries (two in Penedés and three in Priorat)
  • Entrance and tour to two Carthusian Monasteries (Scala Dei and Santa Creus)
  • Olive oil tasting in Priorat Village
  • Overnight accommodation in a Priorat Winery

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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