Exc02. Familiar champagne Winery (5h out of town)

The first Champagne bottle in Spain was produced 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 the so-called “the capital of the Cava”.
The biggest companies are Codorniu and Freixenet. Both together 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 through a handmade process. Visits are limited to a maximum of 12 people and frequently their visits are only for us.
We will understand the ageing 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). We will visit the Pupitres (special racks) where the hand-riddling is done.

You will taste 3 long-aged brut nature Cavas (65, 95 and 100 month).

TOUR PRICE

  • Tour Price 5h with my private car (up to 4p. + me): € 420
  • Tour Price 5h by chauffeured Mercedes (up to 6 p. + me + driver): € 550

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

DURATION & START TIME

Duration: 5 hours
Recommended Start time: 09.30a.m.

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    Itinerary:

    – Familiar wineries at Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (Region of Alt Penedes): visit to the cellar and 3 vintage cava tasting.

    What's Included?

    • My services as your PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: you are not part of a larger group.
    • LICENSED TOUR GUIDE: to have passed the official exams of the Catalane Government, it is a guarantee of my knowledge for you. Besides, the license authorizes me to guide you inside monuments and museums.
    • TO BOOK THE necessary ENTRANCES for your tour: service included.
    • The TRANSPORT that you have chosen.

    What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

    Winery visit and 3 vintage cava tasting: 20€ per person.

    Transportation Method

    My private car (Renault Scenic – included tolls, parking, fuel) or a chauffeured Mercedes (according with your choice).

    Meet up location / End 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).
    I will DROP YOU OFF wherever you want: hotel, cruise ship terminal etc.

    AIRPORT: If you want to start or finish this tour at the airport it has an extra cost of 40€

    Minimum & Maximum travellers

    1 to 9 persons (my car has a maximum capacity for 4 travellers and me. Up to 6 travellers, plus the driver and me we can use the Mercedes. If you need a bigger vehicle, please ask me prices)

    Notes / restrictions

    DRESS CODE: a small jacket even in summer will be helpful in the cellar (the whole year 17ºC/62ºF).
    DISABILITY: Unfortunately it is not possible to visit the cellar grotto with a wheelchair.

Tour Extensions

Extend this tour to eat in a typical Catalan Restaurant and to see one of these options:
– the abbey of Montserrat (Total cost by car 8H: 620€).
– the village of Sitges (we can have a meal in front of the sea – Total cost by car 8H: 620€).

– a chocolate factory (6 hours cava + chocolate factory).