Essential Priorat Wine Tour

The Priorat

A perfect short tour in the serene Priorat wine region. Private guided winery visits and wine tastings in the famed Priorat cellars and boutique wineries.

The Priorat vineyards were largely abandoned until a group of enterprising winemakers arrived in the 1970s. You will visit one of the wineries that began the movement a genaration ago.

 

Wine In The Priorat

The Priorat wine region, one of only two wine regions in Spain (along with Rioja) to qualify as DOCa, the highest qualification level, is known for its powerful red wines. The rocky slate soil, steep vineyard inclines, and varying amounts of sunlight depending on each vineyard’s orientation make for challenging work in the vineyards. The cultivation and harvesting work is done by hand at many wineries and yields are therefore low. The prices of Priorat wine reflect those factors. The main grape varieties used are Garnacha and Cariñena for reds and White Garnacha and Macabeo for the whites. Some international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah are also allowed.

 

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Essential Priorat Wine Tour

4 Days / 3 Nights

Priorat – 3 Nights 


Highlights

  • Priorat winery visits: Flagship Priorat pioneer winery; Family-owned winery; Priorat/Montsant winery

  • Two wine-tasting lunches

  • Charcuterie tasting

  • Winery hotel overlooking the vineyards


Essential Priorat Wine Tour

Day 1 – Priorat

  • Transfer to the Priorat from Barcelona (Train: 2 hours; Driver: 1.5 hours).

  • Visit one of the flagship Priorat wineries in Gratallops, followed by a wine-tasting lunch in a small winery.

  • Olive oil tasting with the growers

  • Dinner in the hotel in Gratallops.

  • Overnight in Gratallops

Day 2 – Priorat

  • Visit one of the new Priorat wineries.

  • Charcuterie tasting with an artisan maker.

  • Visit Falset, the capital of the Priorat.

  • Dinner at the area's acclaimed modern restaurant.

  • Overnight in Gratallops

Day 3 – Priorat

  • Family-owned winery visit and tasting. 

  • Wine-tasting lunch.  

  • Up to the vineyards with winery owner followed by a tasting of Priorat and Montsant wines at his estate.

  • Dinner in Falset.

  • Overnight in Gratallops

Day 4 – Departure

  • Transfer to the Barcelona airport for your outbound journey.