The area of Penedès; just an hour south of Barcelona is one of the most exciting wine regions in Spain, famous for its production of that delectable drink that is…Cava; that sparkling white and rosé that so often gets called to the table where no excuse nor explaining is needed. But in addition to this world renowned treat within our fridges, the Penedès region also prides itself upon the production of many dry reds, dry whites and dessert wines.
As well as its fame among the wine aficionados, this region has the sheer ability to appeal to a further audience; reaching out to those architecturally minded with works from the likes of Gaudi, Cadalfach and Domenech i Montaner. Reverting back to the brief discussion of that admired beverage ‘Cava’; here in the Penedès region some of the best boutique Cava companies include Raventos Blanc, Gramona and Pares Balta; while Freixenet and Codorniu are the two largest Cava companies. The latter of this mouthwatering list, namely; Freixenet and Codorniu have not allowed their size nor success to affect the appearance nor special feeling of their cellars. These cellars, dating back to the 1800s really are something worthy of a visit; and the village of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia is said to be home to the production of 85% of Spain’s Cava production….somewhere surely deserving a visit and maybe a taste of their success! Really make the most of a trip to Catalonia this year and centre it around experiencing the wines that it offers so well.
Why not stay in this fantastic 7 bedroom villa in the heart of the Penedes region that will truly provide you with an authentic experience with your own vineyard in the private garden. This really would make a lovely holiday where you would be able to further your knowledge of the Penedès wine region as well as to completely unwind from the pressures of daily life. An alternative for that perfect 2011 holiday with that added special and unique element that only being immersed in the heart of a fabulous wine region can offer, is this 11 bedroom Catalan manor house surrounded by vineyards and enjoying wonderful views; creating the perfect wine influenced holiday.
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