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Penedes Wine Tours

 

Wine in the Penedes

About the Penedès wine making region - For thousands of years, the Earth of the Penedés has been associate to the conreo of the vine and the wine elaboration. To know the Penedés is also to know a landscape and people that, generation after generation, have made of the vine their main economic motor, social and cultural.

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Torres

Great wines are born only in the best vineyards. At Torres we have made special efforts to select and purchase some of the very best vineyards. Over the years we have built up over 1,300 hectares of own vineyards in Catalonia. They make up an exceptional combination, due to their expanse and variety. At Torres we cultivate our different vineyards with the most advanced and demanding viticultural techniques, always aware of our environmental responsibility. We are conscious of the fact that our vineyards are part of he natural environment and are our most prized collective inheritance, actual and cultural. The Bodegas Torres ageing cellars stretch along two kilometres of underground galleries excavated at different levels where there are 20,000 oak barrels maturing. Miguel Torres has always known of the great importance of select oak woods for the ageing of each of his wines. According to the style of a wine, the variety of grapes used to make it, its vintage, a type of wood is selected. The best new wood from the forests of Europe and America are chosen: Ohio, Virginia, Tronçais, Nevers, Allier or Limousin...

Jean Leon

Jean León at the age of 19, with just a small suitcase for luggage, he embarked on a long and arduous journey that would take him to Paris, New York and finally to Hollywood. Years later, fortune would lead him to set up in partnership with James Dean to create a world-unique restaurant: "La Scala" in Beverly Hills. Known and respected in gastronomic and oenological circles, in 1963 he decided to embark on the adventure of creating the wine that would carry his name, Jean León.n

"Marilyn would arrive very early, at 5.30 p.m., the evening opening time for La Scala. The actress always sat at Table 14. The famous actor Paul Newman would arrive a little later, at 7.30 p.m. According to Jean León, the most difficult customer was Humphrey Bogart. After dinner, he would always end up ranting and raving about Hollywood directors and producers. Warren Beatty preferred to eat in the kitchen when he came in alone. Other assiduous visitors were Fred Astaire, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Tony Franciosa, Marlon Brando, Robert Wagner, Gary Cooper and David Janson, who always liked to sit at the same tables; sometimes even in the most discreet corners, so as not to be seen.n

Jean León met five U.S. presidents including Lyndon B. Johnson. In 1962, he was with Richard Nixon on the night that he lost the elections. With Kennedy, he often talked about Spain and they always met up whenever the latter visited Los Angeles. He said that President Ford was the friendliest of all the presidents, whilst with Ronald Reagan he shared a passion for fine wines."

 

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Wine Tours in the Penedes region of Catalonia

Join us on a wine adventure in Barcelona. Whether you are visiting Barcelona for a day or longer, we can arrange a wonderful wine tasting or tour into the vineyards of the Penedes or Cava.

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Half Day Tours

Witness for yourself the thousand year old tradition of winemaking. You will be surprised to find the very latest technology working hand in hand with tradition.

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68€up to 3

Visit to Torres Winery in Pacs

Tour Code: MT-BCN-WINE-1
Tastings : Daily
Duration: 5hrs.
Cost: From 68 € pp

Visit the most representative winery of Torres combining the best of the past with that which is most modernand yet to come.

The winery tour lasts an hour and begins within a splendid and vast visitors centre (1300 m²) with a video detailing the comapny's history. Tunnel of the Seasons... live the experience of a year in the vineyards through the Tunnel of the Seasons, an area for visitors to our winery where you can experience the climatic contrastsof the vine’s annual cycle as well as hear and smell the environment that surrounds it. You will:

Get to know the vineyard where the mythical Mas la Plana is born.

Learn the how and why of our way of grape cultivation and harvesting.

How we receive the grapes, vinify them and then see the vast underground storage cellars.

Walk among barrels and smell the wine as its ages.

Come closer to the secret of making fine wines.

So as to leave with the best impression of the Penedès you will also take part in a tasting at the special tasting centre.

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Jean Leon Winery Visit and Tasting

 

Tour Code: MT-BCN-WINE-2
Tastings : Daily
Duration: 4hrs.
Cost: From 69 € pp

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The winery’s philosophy has always been oriented towards quality, elegance and limited production so that individualised control of all wines throughout the process can be ensured. This is why, despite the technical advances incorporated by the winery, many tasks are still performed in a manual and traditional way, thus guaranteeing the perfect monitoring of all processes.

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Price Includes:

• Transportation in comfortable Seat Alambra cruise vehicle or similar for up to six people or Microbus for groups greater than 6
• English Speaking Private Chauffeur and expert wine guide
•2 Winery tours & tastings
•Wine tasting handbook
•3 course lunch with wine

Torres

Full Day Tours

Witness for yourself the thousand year old tradition of winemaking. You will be surprised to find the very latest technology working hand in hand with tradition.

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from 105€

Discover the Penedes Wine Region

Tour Code: MT-BCN-WINE-3
Tastings : Daily On Request
Duration: 8hrs.
Cost: From 105€ pp


Torres Winery in Pacs - Witness for yourself the thousand year old tradition of winemaking. You will be surprised to find the very latest technology working hand in hand with tradition. Live the experience of a year in the vineyards through the Tunnel of the Seasons, an area for visitors to our winery where you can experience the climatic contrasts of the vine’s annual cycle as well as hear and smell the environment that surrounds it. At our most representative winery you will see a thousand year old tradition at work, winemaking. You will be astonished to find the most sophisticated technology at the service of tradition. At Torres we are experts at combining the best of the past with that which is most modern and yet to come.

At Pacs you will be able to get to know the vineyard where our mythical Mas la Plana is born. You will learn the how and why of our way of grape cultivation and harvesting. You will be able to learn how we receive the grapes, vinify them and then see the vast underground storage cellars. You will walk among barrels and smell the wine as its ages. You will draw closer to the secret of making fine wines.

The tour lasts an hour and begins within our splendid and vast visitors centre (1300 m²) with a video detailing our history. So as to leave with the best impression of the Penedès you will also take part in a tasting of our products at our special tasting centre.

The Jean León winery for our next visit is situated at the heart of the Penedés region. It is acknowledged as having been one of the first wineries in Spain to have fermented white wines in oak casks.

The Jean Leon winery was designed and built in 1964, in the Bordeaux Chateau style. It stands at the centre of the estate, at one of its highest points, and is surrounded by the company’s own vineyards.

The external appearance of the winery has undergone few changes, and it maintains the same classical presence it had almost 40 years ago.

However, from the time it was built, the inside of the Jean Leon winery has always been home to the latest technological advances for the production of wines of the highest expression.

The winery design, by Domingo Triay, is inspired by 1960’s American architecture and is integrated naturally into the vineyard landscape following the curve of the mountainside.

Then after the winery visit we will visit Sitges a white town overlooking a blue sea, now an important tourist resort and it also has a medieval quarter, with impressive views over the Mediterranean, with its narrow, winding cobbled streets.

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Price Includes:

• Transportation in comfortable Seat Alambra cruise vehicle or similar for up to six people or Microbus for groups greater than 6
• English Speaking Private Chauffeur and expert wine guide
•2 Winery tours & tastings
•Wine tasting handbook
•3 course lunch with wine

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