Best Wineries to Visit Near Barcelona

Are there wineries near Barcelona?

Yes, there are wineries near Barcelona. The region of Catalonia, where Barcelona is located, has a long history of winemaking and is home to several renowned wine-producing areas.

There is only one winery in Barcelona city limits – Can Calopa de Dalt in Collserola Park. However, within 30 minutes to 2 hours drive from Barcelona there are many amazing wineries perfect for taking a day trip.  Wineries are located within 15 to 150 kilometers from Barcelona and can be accessed by car, by train or on a wine tour.

Which wine regions are near Barcelona?

Here are a few notable wine regions near Barcelona:

  1. Alella: Located just north of Barcelona, Alella is a small wine region known for its refreshing and aromatic wines, primarily made from the local grape variety, Pansa Blanca (also known as Xarel·lo). Alella’s proximity to Barcelona makes it easily accessible for day trips.

  2. Penedès: Located just south of Barcelona, Penedès is one of the most important wine regions in Catalonia. It is known for producing both red and white wines, including the sparkling wine known as Cava. Many wineries in Penedès offer tours and tastings, making it a popular destination for wine enthusiasts.

  3. Priorat: Situated southwest of Barcelona, Priorat is a small but highly regarded wine region known for its red wines. The region’s unique terroir, characterized by steep slopes and slate soils, contributes to the distinctive flavors and quality of the wines produced here. Priorat is considered one of Spain’s premier wine regions.

  4. The region of Montsant surrounds the world-renown region of Priorat. While Priorat is known for complex, age-worthy, high-end wines, Montsant holds its ground by also producing high-quality wine and tourism opportunities. Just a short one-and-a-half-hour drive from Barcelona, Montsant makes for the perfect day trip.

  5. Cava Country: While not a specific region, the area surrounding Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, about 40 kilometers west of Barcelona, is known as the heart of Cava production. Cava is a sparkling wine made using the traditional method, similar to Champagne. 

10 best wineries near Barcelona

Here are some ideas of excellent wineries that are worth a day trip from the capital of Catalonia:

 

Bouquet d'Alella

Located just 15 kilometers from Barcelona, Bouquet d’Alella, offers a unique and enchanting experience. Situated in a 15th-century farmhouse surrounded by vineyards, it provides a picturesque view of the village of Alella and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.

Bouguet d’Alella practices ecological and environmentally sustainable agriculture with the focus on organic and sustainable practices.

Pure Mediterranean organic whites, reds and sweet wines are made here from traditional grape varieties within the Denomination of Origin of Alella. 

At Bouquet d’Alella, you can tour the vineyards, have breakfast or picnic in the vineyards.  You can also simply enjoy wines and snacks at the Bouquet wine bar at very reasonable prices. 

How to get there: A drive from Barcelona takes approximately 15-20 minutes.  
Bus E19 will take you to Bouquet d’Alella from central Barcelona.

Address: 7, Av. del Bosquet, 08328 Alella, Barcelona, Spain

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Alta Alella

Alta Alella, conveniently located just a short drive from downtown Barcelona, is specialized in crafting exceptional cava products. Their offerings range from traditional cava without any additives to all-natural cava, as well as exquisite white and rose wines. 

The family run and organic estate is just two kilometres away from the Mediterranean Sea. The surroundings in this winery are mesmerizing. The vineyards are strategically nestled around a natural amphitheater on slopes and terraces between 100 and 250 meters above sea level.

The tour of Alta Alella includes a walk through the vineyards, a visit to the winery and the cellar and a tasting of 4 wines and/or cavas, with views of the Mediterranean Sea.

How to get there: Alta Alella is close to Bouquet d’Alella.  It is a relatively short drive from Barcelona, or a ride on E19 bus.

Address:  Camí Baix de Tiana, s/n, 08328 Alella, Barcelona, Spain

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Bodegas Freixenet 

Bubble-tasting extravaganza! 

Bodegas Freixenet is a leading producer of Cava in Spain and globally, known for their exceptional quality. Their friendly and knowledgeable guides will take you on a captivating journey through their  20 meters underground cellars, where you’ll learn all about the entire process of Cava production. 

Basic tour includes a tasting of two different cavas on their terrace and lasts 1.5 hours. Prices start from 16.50 per person.  I would recommend upgrading your visit to tasting with hams, cheese or chocolate.  These tasting experiences also include tasting of 4 cavas. 

Winery visits run every day.  An advance appointment is highly recommended.

How to get there: A drive from Barcelona takes approximately 45 minutes.  

From Barcelona-Sants, take the R4 train with the direction Estación de tren Sant Vicenç De Calders. Ride for 10 stops until you reach Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. From there, it’s just a short walk of 1 minute to Bodegas Freixenet.

Address: Joan Sala 2, 08770 Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Spain

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Caves Codorniu

Within 5 minutes drive from Bodegas Freixenet,  there is a famous house of prestigious cavas Codorniu. Caves Codorniu is the oldest family company in Spain and one of the world’s oldest, with a rich history of over 450 years. 

The house offers a variety of tours to explore their fascinating heritage. 

You will descend by train to discover 30 kilometres of underground galleries, learn the secrets of Cava creation and discover the history of the company.

Alongside their remarkable tours, Codorniu also welcomes you to their restaurant, Els Jardins de Codorniu. It’s the perfect setting to celebrate life’s special moments with iconic bubbles or simply enjoy the company of loved ones.

How to get there: To reach Caves Codorniu from Barcelona takes 45 mins by car. Trains depart from Barcelona-Sants. After a 54-minute journey with 10 stops to  Sant Sadurní d’Anoia take a 25 minutes walk or a very short taxi ride to Caves Codorniu. 

Address: Avda. Jaume Codorniu, s/n, 08770, Barcelona, Spain

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Mas Comtal

Mas Comtal is a famous organic winery located in the easternmost part of the Penedès region.

On your arrival, you will be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine. 

During the tour, Mas Comtal offers a scenic walk through their organic vineyard with stunning views of Montserrat mountain. You will learn about their organic farming practices, grape varieties, unique soil, and climate that shape their wines.

Visits run every Saturday morning,  For weekday visits, please contact the winery through their website to request a tour.  You can opt for a food pairing with cheeses and smoked fish, or even a gastronomic brunch.  Another great option for wine lovers is a tasting of old vintages.

How to get there: The drive from Barcelona will take you less than an hour. 

To reach Mas Comtal without a car, take the R2S train from Barcelona-Sants to Sitges, which is a 35-minute journey. From Sitges, you can take a taxi to Mas Comtal.  The taxi ride would take 25 minutes.

You can combine the visit to Mas Comtal with the Cava cellars in Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, 

Address: Mas Comtal, 1, 08793, Barcelona, Espanha

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Familia Torres

Familia Torres has one of the oldest, most esteemed, and largest wineries in the Penedès wine region. For five generations, the Torres family has been actively engaged in the art of winemaking since 1870 when Jaime Torres founded the winery in Vilafranca del Penedès.  

The flagship Mas La Plana estate within 1 hour drive from Barcelona offers a variety of tours led by experienced wine educators.  You can select a visit with pairing of wine with a selection of tapas or cheese.

If you are looking for an exclusive lunch at the winery, El Celleret Garden Restaurant, which opened in 2019, offers a delightful culinary experience with its focus on Mediterranean market cuisine. Situated in a picturesque setting, the restaurant provides guests with stunning views of the Montserrat mountain as the dining room and terrace open up to the surrounding vineyards.  

The winery is open from 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday and from 9 am to 2 pm on Sundays.  The restaurant is open for lunch daily and for dinner during the summer months on Fridays and Saturdays.

How to get there: A drive from Barcelona would take slightly less than an hour.  To reach Familia Torres by train from Barcelona-Sants, take the R4 train to Vilafranca Del Penedes, and from there, it’s a short 4 km taxi ride lasting approximately 10 minutes to the winery.

Address: Finca el Maset s/n, Finca el Maset, s/n, 08796 Pacs del Penedès, Barcelona, Spain

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Cellers Avgvstvs Forvm

Cellars Avgvstvs Forvm is a winery located in the Tarragona region of Catalonia approximately 100 kilometers southwest of Barcelona. It is known for producing high-quality wines, vinegars and olive oils.

While it is a bit further from Barcelona compared to some other wineries, it is still accessible for a day trip.

The winery offers visits and tastings, pairing with gourmet aperitives, cheeses and gastronomic creations by the onsite Degvsta Restaurant. Most visits run from Wednesday to Sunday.

How to get there: A ride from Barcelona will take approximately an hour.  A trip by train could be around 2 hours.  From Barcelona-Sants, take train to El Vendrell. Ride for 15 stops. Then, take a short taxi or bus ride to Avgvsts Winery.

Address: Carretera Sant Vicenç, s/n El Vendrell (Tarragona) 

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Carles Andreu

Carles Andreu is a charming family-owned winery dedicated to growing grapes near Tarragona since the 18th century. Today, they own approximately seventy hectares of vineyards in the Conca de Barberà, where they primarily cultivate the traditional grape varieties of the region, such as Macabeu, Parellada, and Trepat. 

In 1991, Carles Andreu, introduced their own Cava brand.

Bernard Andreu, one of the owners, will warmly welcome you and take you on a guided tour through the picturesque vineyards. You’ll have the opportunity to discover traditional grape varieties and learn about the grape processing techniques used in crafting their exceptional wines and Cavas.

Guided visits are available at 10:45 am and 12:00 pm throughout the week. 

How to get there: It takes 1 hour and 20 mins by car to reach Carles Andreu from Barcelona

Address: C/Sant Sebastià, 19 43423 Pira – Conca de Barberà Tarragona

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La Vinyeta

La Vinyeta is a remarkable winery to the north of Barcelona near the French border, approximately 1.5 hours by car.  

The winery is owned by the adventurous couple, Josep and Marta, who, despite having no knowledge of wine, took a risk and purchased their own vineyard. Their story is truly inspiring. 

At La Vinyeta, you can enjoy fascinating wine tours and tastings, picnics beneath the olive groves, and savor their exceptional wines paired with homemade garden salads, traditionally cured sausages, and local cheeses. Additionally, you can experience yoga in the vines. La Vinyeta offers overnight stays. 

I would also recommend checking out ahead for music events at La Vinyeta which ocasionally hosts musicians and dancers.

English-language tours run daily at 12:30 pm during the summer and Monday through Friday off-season.

Quick tip: you can combine your visit to La Vinyeta with trips to Girona, Dalí’s Theatre-Museum in Figueres, as well as the breathtaking beaches of Costa Brava.

How to get there: To reach La Vinyeta from Barcelona-Sants, take the regional train 15837 to Figueres and then a 15-minute taxi ride to the winery.

Address: Ctra. Mollet a, 17752 Masarac, Girona, Spain

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Sangenís i Vaqué

Discover Sangenís i Vaqué, a family-owned winery in the charming town of Porrera, Priorat with a history dating back to the 1700s.  Sangenís i Vaqué was the first cellar in Porrera to bottle its wines. 

What I love most about this winery is the warm welcome of Maria, the granddaughter of the founders. She’ll guide you through the winemaking process. You will also get to taste five of their delicious wines with a view of Porrera.

Open every day of the week by appointment.

How to get there: From Barcelona-Sants, take the Regional Express train to Reus, and then enjoy a 27-minute taxi ride to reach Sangenís i Vaqué in Porrera.

Address: Pl. Catalunya, 3, 43739, Porrera

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Celler Álvarez Durán

Also located in the charming town of Porrera, Álvarez Durán is a family winery that produces limited quantities of high-quality wines from their two plots just east of the Priorat wine country.

Fina and Salus, the friendly owners or one of the family members, will welcome you into their home and share the rich wine history of Porrera. 

Álvarez Durán produces whites, reds and sweet reds.

A typical visit may last 2.5 hours and includes meeting at the family home, a walk through the town of Porrera, a ride to the vineyards, a tour of the winery and a wine tasting.

Visits start at 10:30 am.  Please make a reservation.

How to get there: From Barcelona I recommend arriving by car.  I would take you approximately 1.5 hours to reach Porrera.

Address: Av/ Vidal i Barraquer, 2, 43739, Porrera

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Enjoy your day in the wine country!

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