If you are a wine lover near to Barcelona, a visit to the Qualified Designation of Origin of Priorat is a must-see tour. Priorat region is located in the heart of the province of Tarragona, surrounded by unique mountainous landscapes. We will travel there to show you an olive oil mill and two iconic local cellars to discover their wonderful wines and oils along with the history of this Catalan area. We offer this trip in a semi-private experience (from 2 to 7 guests) or as an exclusive private
If you are a wine lover near to Barcelona, a visit to the Qualified Designation of Origin of Priorat is a must-see tour.
Priorat region is located in the heart of the province of Tarragona, surrounded by unique mountainous landscapes. We will travel there to show you an olive oil mill and two iconic local cellars to discover their wonderful wines and oils along with the history of this Catalan area.
We offer this trip in a semi-private experience (from 2 to 7 guests) or as an exclusive private tour.
We will pick you up at Barcelona City Center at 08:00 am and will drive South for 2 hours in our comfortable minivan with WiFi.
Once there, you’ll have a coffee break and then visit the ancient olive oil mill & shop where you will do the tasting with some local snack.
Afterwards, at 12 pm, you will visit the oldest cellar in the area and taste their wines until 13:30 pm.
Then we’ll drive for 30 minutes to the last winery where you will have a great meal with wine pairing, enjoying local “slow food” and “slow life”.
At around 16:30 pm we’ll head back to Barcelona and should arrive there at around 18:30 pm (depending on traffic conditions).
What will you discover?
The geography of Priorat region makes the vineyards to be cultivated on slopes so it is necessary to build terraces, making this a unique landscape. As a result of the particular soil and climate, the vines are weak and bring poor harvests, with very low grape yields. This gives the wines of this area an individual personality.
This region is not only well-known for its wines but also for its high-quality olive oil. You will also learn about how they process this so-called “Liquid Gold” and taste some of the best world award-winning olive oils.
After becoming “experts” in olive oil, you will visit next door cellar. The oldest cellar in the area that has adapted to the new times, preserving the essence of the first wines that were produced by the monks of Scala Dei, the Carthusian Monastery of Santa Maria de Scala dei.
A monastery founded by French monks from Provence, who established here the first charter-house on the Iberian Peninsula. They chose one of the most beautiful places to site the monastery, at the foothills of the Montsant mountain range, where a shepherd had dreamt of angels coming down from the sky on a ladder resting on a tall pine tree.
Once you’ve visited the cellar and the facilities and learn about their winemaking techniques, you will have the chance to taste a selection of Scala Dei wines.
Before we finish the day, we will take you our favourite cute & charming winery in Gratallops. There, you will have the chance to visit the cellar, learn insider secrets and, of course, taste their great wines while pairing them with the different dishes during the delicious meal.
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Duration: 10h 30min
People per booking: 2 - 7
Age restrictions: 4 - 99
Departure location: We arrange a pick up
Arrival location: Same as departure
One language per group, but, occasionally the tour may be operated by a multilingual guide (English, Spanish, Chinese) Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking Minimum numbers apply. If you end up with only 2 people in the tour, there will be an extra charge of 15€ per person. A moderate amount of walking is involved. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair Operates in all weather conditions