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Catalonia: one of the best places for wine and food tourism in Spain

The first thing to take into consideration is that, Catalonia has always been offering the best wine regions in Spain. In consequence, a huge variety of experiences on wine and food tourism are available to discover in your next trip to Barcelona.

Mediterranean climate creates a fabulous atmosphere around food & wine. Fresh products are the basis for delicious dishes to discover and, of course, a good wine or cava is an excellent opportunity to get the best pairing. This post will share two Catalonian wine regions which makes to Barcelona in a wine country reference.


Penedès Region

A good suggestion of the best things to do in Barcelona, is to upgrade your trip at wine and food tourism level. And visiting Penedès to join a wine or cava tasting it is a must do experience.

Why? This zone is around 50Km far away from Barcelona though extensive lands and the best wineries in Spain. A territory opened an extensive in a zone which combine sea and mountain, between Barcelona and Tarragona city.

In terms of Spanish wine varietals for white grapes, DO Penedès is one of the best Spanish wine regions. Under those circumstances, Penedés wine zone is famous by macabeo, el xarel·lo and parellada grapes. Spanish wine varietals which conform the base of an excellent cava quality.

A cava is a flavorful aperitif. Nevertheless, local people can drink a glass of cava with Iberic ham or desserts such as crema catalana. Check our list to get ideas to taste during your food trip 16 must eat food in Barcelona.


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Priorat Region

Spanish wines have a superior category than DO called DOCA (denomination of origin qualified). There are only 2 DOCA in Spain: Rioja & Priorat wines.

Located at Tarragona “The DOQ Priorat forms a compact and well-defined landscape unit, formed by the great mountainous amphitheater that stretches out at the foot of the sierra de Montsant, by the slate-bed of its hillsides and by its role in the agricultural sector, which has remained almost intact up to recent times.”

More importantly, Priorat wines has been focusing on bottling quality over quantity. For this reason, Priorat region is a destination that provides a great opportunity to enjoy ecotourism as wine and food tourism destination.

Grenache and Carignan are the Spanish wine varietals most typically offered by Priorat region. Both of them are possible to taste in a local winery, restaurant or even in Barcelona.

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