Champagne Winery with a private guide
The first bottle of Champagne produced in Spain was in 1872. Today the champagne produced in Spain is called Cava. In the Penedés and the Anoia area there are several Cava companies, which make almost all of the Champagne produced in Spain. In fact the little village of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, where we will go, is so-called "the capital of the Cava".
The biggest companies are Codorniu and Freixenet. Both produce more than 200 millions of bottles per year, but we will visit a small and familiar cellar, founded in 1924. They still produce their cava in handmade process and visits are limited to a maximum of 12 people.
We will understand the aging process of the "Cava". We will see how, manually, they disgorge the bottles without freezing the bottleneck (only experienced professionals are able to do that). Visit to the Pupitres (special racks) where they do the manual riddling. And you will taste 3 long-aged brut nature cavas.
If you want we can extend the tour and have a typical Catalan lunch in Sant Sadurní
Wineries at Sant Sadurní d'Anoia (Region of Alt Penedes). It is an hour driving time away from Barcelona.
The price is calculated considering my private car as a transport. But I can offer other kind of vehicles.
DRESS: a small jacket even in summer will be helpful in the cellar (the whole year 17ºC - 62ºF).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel/apartment; at the cruise ship terminal or wherever we agree (as long as it is in Barcelona).
End location: I will drop you off wherever you want: hotel, cruise ship terminal, etc.
An option is the Downtown, where I will suggest you some activity to do on your own.
Duration: 5 hours
Tours are conducted rain or shine.
My private car (Renault Scenic Minivan - max capacity 4 travellers plus me). Please see pictures in the picture section of this tour.
If you want a chauffeured Mercedes E or a bigger vehicle for 5 or more travellers, please ask me the cost.
My tour guide private services (I'm a licensed tour guide and you are not part of a larger group)
The transport with my car: Renault Scenic Minivan (included tolls, parking, fuel). Please see the pictures in the picture section of this tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 EUR - per person for the Winery visit and tasting.
The Winery visit entrance (very small groups, frequently only for us).
I don't have any restriction.