Winetours through a region full of surprises southwest of Barcelona
The Penedes wine region is very authentic, its lovely hills make every journey through it an enjoyment for the senses. Due to its Mediterranean, mild and sun-drenched climate, this region is ideally suited to produce high quality and fruity grapes.
The D.O. Penedes (Denomination of Origin) is one of the most famous, but for many tourists and wine lovers still quite undiscovered Spanish wine regions. From here come many of the refreshing, fruity Spanish summer wines. In addition, here is the center of the Spanish Cava production...in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia with big names such as Freixenet and Codorníu.
The influence of the sun and the Mediterranean sea make the Penedès a privileged territory for winemaking. In this environment, enjoying the sun in the vineyards, walking through the villages and towns and discovering the great wines of their cellars is a great experience.
Welcome to the DO Penedès.
Top Wines and Cavas
With a large variety of grapes, wine styles, wineries and oenological concepts, the D.O. Penedés represents a wide range of outstanding wines - young, fruity modern white, rosé and red wines whose quality is becoming ever more international.
Also located here - in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia - the center of the Spanish Cava (sparkling wine) production with big names such as Freixenet and Codorníu.
A good 60% of the grape varieties are white, including e.g. Parellada, Macabeu, Xarel.lo and Chardonnay. The main red grapes in the Penedés are Garnatxa, Sumoll, Monestrell, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir and some others.
The exceptional quality of the wines is mainly due to the innovation and experimentation of farmers and winegrowers. They don´t let take away their creativity and desire for new inventions by the still omnipresent specter of the crisis - on the contrary: In the Penedes wine community you can see almost something like enthusiastic optimism.
So is the centuries-old history and tradition of wine production that has marked this country for many generations, continued and further developed.
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