Select Priorat Wine Trip

Select Wine Trip

5 days/4 nights | Trip starts in Barcelona and ends in the Priorat. A wine trip in the Priorat and Montsant regions to immerse you in the wines and terroir of these neighboring wine regions. You will spend the days visiting the premier wineries. The pioneers, the boutique and garage wineries, and the latest comers who with the help of excellent sites and old-growth vines have helped to keep the Priorat and Montsant at the head of wine connoisseurs' lists. 

Highlights

  • Exclusive Priorat and Montsant winery visits with winery owners, enologists, sommeliers or wine experts
  • Extended wine tastings
  • Wine-tasting lunches and dinners
  • Private chef dinner in your hotel
  • Become an expert in Priorat and Montsant wines

Interesting

The east and the west sides of the Priorat vary in terroir and climate. There is a nascent movement to designate wines by village–Vi de vila–or sub-appellation.

The Montsant appellation surrounds the Priorat like a donut. The Montsant terroir is markedly different and the Montsant terroir has less slate, or licorella–which makes the wines noticeably distinct from Priorat wines.

Itinerary

Select Priorat Wine Trip

Day 1 – Private transfer from Barcelona. Your first visit will be to one of the Priorat "pioneer" wineries responsible for the renaissance of winemaking here. A long slow Catalan lunch follows with an introductory tasting of Priorat wines.

Day 2 –Today your first visit will be to a fairly new winery that bought vineyards high in the mountains, and has released limited amounts of elegant Garnatxa and Cariñena wines. Taste the wines with the enologist. Wine-tasting lunch in a small restaurant. After lunch visit two small family-run wineries on the east side of the Priorat. Expert-led olive-oil tasting before dinner. Tasting menu dinner with wine pairings at one of the area's best chef-owned restaurants.

Day 3 –Visit another of the flagship Priorat pioneer wineries, followed by a simple winery lunch. This afternoon shop with the guide for dinner provisions. A local chef will come and cook you a Catalan dinner, and a local wine expert will lead you in a tasting of Priorat wines. 

Day 4 –Today you visit Priorat and Montsant wineries and learn about the differences in terroir, grapes, and history. Go up to the vineyards with winery owner, followed by a tasting of Priorat and Montsant wines at his estate. After lunch visit an unvisitable winery whose wines are becoming the darlings of wine critics.

Day 5 –Private transfer to Barcelona.


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Customize The Trip

Customize this trip to match your interests and dates. We can add days and activities, or swap out those tours that interest you less. Call us to talk about your interests.

Extend Your Journey

Add a day in the Cava-producing Penedes region. 

Combine this trip with a trip to Girona and the Costa Brava.