Amongst the vineyards and olive trees. A journey through local produce and gastronomy

Gastronomic route, Wine tourism route
We find ourselves in a quintessentially Mediterranean land, where vines and olive trees have been grown for many a century. Be at one with the gastronomy in a deliciously varied journey.      

Day 1

Festa de la Calçotada
The calçot is a type of onion whose festival takes place in Valls, in January. Calçot eating competitions, as well as Romesco (the sauce to go with it) cooking and preparation classes... 

Romans in the kitchen
What did the ancient Romans eat? Well, thanks to a workshop on the Apicius cuisine, organised by Tarragona Experience, in Tarraco we'll be able to find out. They'll also teach us a little about the importance of oil, wine and wheat - taking us as far back as 2,000 years ago! 

Gourmet wines and vinegars
In the Avgvstvs Forvm, in El Vendrell, we'll learn how they used to make their bitter sweet wines and vinegars. And of course, we won't miss out on sampling some of their best products. Enjoyment guaranteed. 

Discover the delicious xató
Made from almonds, hazelnuts and ñora (a regional pepper), xató is a sauce eaten with endive, anchovies, cod and other ingredients. The recipe is a little different in each town. Try it out in the restaurants of the Xató Route, in Calafell or El Vendrell. 

Day 2

The oil park
We find ourselves in Les Les Borges Blanques where the park in question hosts the world's biggest press. As well as an incredible collection of oil bottles and 54 thousand-year-old olive trees. They'll tell us all about the PDO Les Garrigues oil production process and we'll try some of the varieties they have to offer. 

A modernist jewel
The buildings housing the wine cellars and agricultural cooperatives are architectural masterpieces; some of the era's most notable architects were involved in their creation. Check it out at the Celler de la Cooperativa Agrícola de L'Espluga de Francolí, the first modernist wine cellar. 

Visit an oil mill
At the Molí Gratavinum in La Vilella Baixa, we'll find out how an oil mill works and have the chance to sample the house wines and oils.

Day 3

Drink in a wine cellar
Wine tourism is on the rise. More and more wine cellars continue to open their doors to the public to show off their vineyards and wine-making methods, the Celler Mas de les Vinyes, in Cabacés, is just one example. 

Catalan cuisine workshop
In the small town of Gratallops, Catacurian will give a workshop where we'll learn how to prepare some of Catalonia's essential dishes. Delicious, every single one of them.

  • Classification of the route: Modernism, Wine and gastronomy
  • Means of transport: By car and by foot
  • Level of difficulty: Beginners
  • Length of stay: 3 days
  • Visiting season: All year round
  • Route administrator: Oficina de Turisme de Tarragona
  • Tourist offices: Ayuntamiento de Valls, Tarragona Turismo, Ayuntamiento de Calafell, Oficina de Turismo de Calafell, Oficina de Turismo del Vendrell, Ayuntamiento de les Borges Blanques, Oficina Municipal de Turismo de l'Espluga de Francolí, Ayuntamiento de la Vilella Baixa, Turisme Priorat
  • Province: Lleida, Tarragona
  • Region: Alt Camp, Baix Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Garrigues, Priorat, Tarragonès
  • Places of interest: Valls, Tarragona, Calafell, El Vendrell, Les Borges Blanques, L'Espluga de Francolí, La Vilella Baixa, Cabacés, Gratallops.
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Amongst the vineyards and olive trees. A journey through local produce and gastronomy
  • Amongst the vineyards and olive trees. A journey through local produce and gastronomy

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  • 43007 Tarragona

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  • Amongst the vineyards and olive trees. A journey through local produce and gastronomy
  • Amongst the vineyards and olive trees. A journey through local produce and gastronomy

  • Address: Street Major, 37

  • 43007 Tarragona

  • Tarragona / Terres de Lleida

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