This blog post was updated on September 17, 2018.

Wine Tasting in Barcelona, Flickr: richardgiles

The warm, fertile lands of Catalonia are blessed to produced some of the best wines in Spain. Barcelona is close to acres of land with the perfect conditions for wine making. Wineries and vineyards date back for centuries, even before the Roman conquers set foot. Today, we all recognize fine wines in Barcelona like the legendary cava. This long tradition allows for great wine tasting in Barcelona.

Make Your Own Cava: Why let the professionals have all the fun? Sure, they know what they’re doing but you can learn too! This original activity is a must for those who love cava. This family-run vineyard in the Penedes wine region near Barcelona allows you to try different cava varieties. You’ll make your own cava and bottle it for a nice souvenir. For less than 50 USD, you’ll enjoy the experience and even have transportation via the local train.

Restaurant Celler Marfil:
Did you ever think you could visit a nice winery right in the heart of Barcelona? Just a few miles out of the city center is Marfil Alella, a modern winery and cellar. Feel miles away from the city at this elaborate and rustic wine cellar and restaurant. They pride themselves not only on their proximity to the city, but creating fine wines with a deluxe experience. Enjoy traditional Catalan cuisine at the restaurant, or even rent the entire place for a special celebration.

Take your wine experience to the next level at Castlexperience. This unique offer allows visitors to enjoy an afternoon tour from Barcelona to the 10th century Oller del Mas Castle and Vineyard. Take a step back in time to see a preserved piece of history. You’ll learn the Spanish secrets for fresh wine, taste timeless wine and enjoy beautiful scenic views of the countryside.

Wine & Bike: At first glance, thinking about mixing the two may sound like a bad idea, but actually, it is not. It is one of the nicest ways to see the Catalonian wine regions of Barcelona. Organized tours take you to the producing regions of Pendes, Costers del Degre and Priorat. You’ll be able to cycle the gorgeous landscapes while visiting small wine producers. A tour also includes a traditional Spanish lunch you’ll love sinking your teeth into. The bike tour makes it the perfect day to enjoy good food and wine without feeling too guilty.

Take a City Wine Tasting Tour: You truly don’t have to get as up close and personal to unwind with wine. You can simply embark on a city wine tasting tour, since Barcelona is familiar to some nice tours, in such a scenic location. Wine experts host tours paired with Spanish snacks so you can learn the different varieties and be able to do the same back home. At the end, you’ll be able to buy your own bottles to take home and enjoy.

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