What trip to Barcelona would be complete without a local wine tasting session? Immerse yourself in the world of Catalan wines and spend an afternoon sampling delicious wines from all over the region all in a vibrant, atmospheric setting.
Barcelona wine tasting is a top activity for large and small, private and corporate groups as it is the perfect way to unwind and indulge whilst learning a little about the local wine culture. As Catalunya is famous for its wine production, BarcelonaTours.net wine tasting activity is a wonderful way to allow your group to find out more whilst enjoying some of the best wines the area has to offer.
Barcelona Wine Tasting For Groups
Catalunya and the rest of Spain really profit from the fabulous sunshine with extensive vineyards that blanket the local countryside. A wide variety of wines and cavas are produced from these vineyards and they are becoming well respected both nationally and internationally.
BarcelonaTours.net’s sommelier will explain the differences between four different wines; two white wines and two red wines. In addition to these wines your group will also be able to taste a top Spanish cava (sparkling wine).
Our two hours of wine tasting has the added authenticity of taking place right next to the historical ‘Las Ramblas’, in the Gothic Quarter, which offers a rich array of local products with a colourful and energetic atmosphere.
When In Barcelona…
When in Barcelona you must eat, drink and socialise like the Catalans. No glass of wine in Barcelona is complete without a little tapas. So your groups wine tasting session will also include a selection of local cheeses and cured meats to accentuate and bring out the different flavours of the wines. To get the full tapas experience, you can always combine this activity with our fabulous Barcelona Tapas Tour.
Your group wine tasting activity will begin with an introduction to the different wines and then, of course, you’ll be able to enjoy the tasting of the wines itself. You will learn the tricks of the trade from your private wine connoisseur who will help you to effectively taste wines and recognise the different flavours and varieties of grapes.
Heavy-Weight Mediterranean Grapes
The reputation of Spanish wine has been changing quite dramatically over recent years. Catalonia is one of the regions that is now attracting attention from international connoisseurs as well as visitors from all corners of the globe.
There was a time when Spanish wine meant cheap ‘plonk’, and the only Spanish vintage to have any international acclaim was Rioja. However, these days Spain has many different wine-growing areas, producing an extensive range of increasingly high-quality wines.
Food those savvy wine connoisseurs of you out there you’ve probably heard of the following Mediterranean grape varieties which are amongst the best in Catalunya: Primarily the Garnacha and the Carignan, amongst the red grapes and the Garnacha Blanca and Xarel-lo amongst the white grapes.
The heavy-weights grapes of; Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon area are also harvested throughout Catalonia, in addition to the white varieties of Macabeo and Parallada, which are also used for making the infamous Spanish sparkling wine, ‘cava’.
Catalonian wines tend to be full bodied and high in alcohol, due to the region’s Mediterranean weather conditions and the varieties of grapes. But Catalonia’s best wines also feature intense mineral properties due to some vineyards being planted on granite, chalk and fractured slate soils.
For more information on the different grapes and Spanish wine, please use the resources below.
Wine Tasting Your Way
Perhaps your group has a really hectic schedule whilst in Barcelona and you’d like to experience some local wine tasting but with minimal effort. Then we can bring the vineyard, our wine experts and the locals wines to you for a truly personalised and unique wine tasting experience for your group.
Whether your group is staying in an apartment, hotel or villa we can organise all the details in order to host your wine tasting session wherever you are staying. Perhaps your group has a particularly energetic or demanding day lined up and you really want to just put your feet up at the end of the day and enjoy wine tasting all in the comfort of your Barcelona accommodation. We have organised this many times for our private and corporate groups and would love to do the same for you.
However and wherever you’d like to experience your Barcelona wine tasting afternoon, just let us know and we will take care of all the details so you all you have to do is sit back and enjoy a couple of glasses of delicious wine.
Visiting with a large group and want to learn more?
Get in touch with our team to find out more about our wine tasting packages: email@example.com or 0034 935 008 226.