The best way to explore its history.
The town of Castelló d’Empúries was the capital of the Comtat d’Empúries for over 400 years.
A very personal taste of the Penedès
The Penedès Designation of Origin, the biggest producer in the whole of Catalonia, has a lot to teach and offer you. Of course you’d like to taste its intense red and rosé wines, not forgetting the light, aromatic whites made with traditional "xarel·lo", "macabeu" and "parellada" varieties which are also used to make cava.
Having set off on your journey through the Penedès you can stop off for a while at its two production nerve centres: Vilafranca del Penedès and Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. The first town will enchant you with its gothic and modernist architecture; and when we speak of the second, for sure the two emblematic cava brands spring to mind: Codorníu and Freixenet. But there’s much more to the Penedès than that.
If you visit the area you will find a load of ideas for an enriching... and surprising experience and contact with the world of wine. You can learn to prune the vines (under the guidance of the professionals of the winery), the children can participate in label workshops, or you can go for an electric bike or Segway ride through the vineyards. These are just a few of them.
And if you are looking to spend a sunset barefoot on a chill-out terrace among the vines with friends, you can do that here too! In the Penedès, some wineries offer areas where you can relax sipping a drink to the sound of music and even with open air theatre and cinema.
If you are a wine lover and you are always thirsty to find out more, the Penedès DO website will help solve your doubts concerning this fascinating land of wineries. Do you know what estate wine is? Or that in the Penedès they prune using sheep as a natural resource? And were you aware that in certain parts of the Penedès the vines are stressed so that they have a good production? A lot of these questions will be solved for you if you come and visit the Penedès.
Would you like to come for a taste? Find more experiences on the Penedès Wine Tourism website.
- Organisers: Enoturisme Penedès