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VIP Wine Tour in Penedes with Visits to Torres and Jean Leon Wineries then Sitges

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 10 - 50 people
Destination(s): Spain  
Specialty Categories: Food & Wine  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 90 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 90 Euro (EUR)

About the Penedès wine making region - For thousands of years, the Earth of the Penedés has been associated to the corner of the vine and the wine elaboration. To know the Penedés is also to know a landscape and people that, generation after generation, have made of the vine their main economic motor, social and cultural.

Torres Winery in Pacs - witness for yourself the thousand year old tradition of wine making! You will be surprised to find the very latest technology working hand in hand with tradition. Tunnel of the Seasons live the experience of a year in the vineyards through the Tunnel of the Seasons, an area for visitors to our winery where you can experience the climatic contrasts of the vine’s annual cycle as well as hear and smell the environment that surrounds it. At our most representative winery you will see a thousand year old tradition at work, wine making. You will be astonished to find the most sophisticated technology at the service of tradition.

At Torres we are experts at combining the best of the past with that which is most modern and yet to come. The tour lasts an hour and begins within our splendid and vast visitors center (1300m2) with a video detailing our history. At Pacs you will be able to get to know the vineyard where our mythical Mas la Plana is born. You will learn the how and why of our way of grape cultivation and harvesting. You will be able to learn how we receive the grapes, vinify them and then see the vast underground storage cellars. You will walk among barrels and smell the wine as its ages. You will draw closer to the secret of making fine wines. So as to leave with the best impression of the Penedès you will also take part in a tasting of our products at our special tasting centre.

Jean León at the age of 19, with just a small suitcase for luggage, he embarked on a long and arduous journey that would take him to Paris, New York and finally to Hollywood. Years later, fortune would lead him to set up in partnership with James Dean to create a world-unique restaurant: ”La Scala” in Beverly Hills. Known and respected in gastronomic and oenological circles, in 1963 he decided to embark on the adventure of creating the wine that would carry his name, Jean León. The winery, situated at the heart of the Penedés region, combines tradition with the most modern wine making techniques. It is acknowledged as having been one of the first wineries in Spain to have fermented white wines in oak casks.

The new visitors center is located at the heart of the estate and means that we can better welcome friends of Jean Leon wines. The design, by Domingo Triay, is inspired by 1960’s American architecture and is integrated naturally into the vineyard landscape following the curve of the mountainside. Then after the winery visit we will visit Sitges a white town overlooking a blue sea, now an important tourist resort and it also has a medieval quarter, with impressive views over the Mediterranean, with its narrow, winding cobbled streets.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Barcelona- Torrelavit (Penedès Wine Country) - Pacs - Sitges – Barcelona

Your private English speaking official guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel. Enjoy a visit of the famous Winery Torres, located outside of Barcelona in the Penedés wine region. Here you will have a group tour of the winery and then taste on of their wines. Wines Included: Terrasola Blanco (White), Terrasola Syrah/Cariñena (Red), Cabernet Sauvignon (Carbenet). Then you will visit a second winery of the area to taste the "Wines of Hollywood". Enjoy a detailed private tour & tasting at Jean Leon winery, who's wines where savored by many famous American Actor's at La Scala in Hollywood. Visits take one hour and include viewing of a video on the fascinating life of Jean Leon, a visit to the museum, a guided tour around the vineyards, the winery, the cellar and finally the opportunity to taste 3 wines. Wines Included: 3 wines: Viña Esmeralda (White), De Casta (Rose), Coronas (Red).

You will enjoy a 3 course meal at the winery after your tasting. Next stop is Sitges, a white town overlooking a blue sea, now an important tourist resort not far from Barcelona. Free time to walk through the medieval quarter, with impressive views over the Mediterranean, with its narrow, winding cobbled streets are any visitor’s delight. Then your guide and driver will take you to your Hotel and say the final goodbye. Includes: (L).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Notes: Price above is per person based on 6 people traveling. This tour is available for as little as 2 people, inquire for exact prices. When you book your vacation, an agreement is made between you and others who provide services. Upon request we can provide you with our general terms and conditions governing the provision of these holidays. A non-refundable upfront initial deposit of € 200 Euros is due within 7 days of the initial booking request. Final payment is due 45 days before the tour departure. Within 45 day full payment is due upon booking request. All prices, itinerary etc. listed are subject to change without notice.

No unused portion of the vacation can be refunded. Cancellation penalties apply & change fees after booking is confirmed, refer to our general terms. Please inquire for pre or post tour add-ons/hotel stays.

About This Supplier
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Location: Spain
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2001
Client Request Served: 2941

We are a specialty tour operator based in Galicia, Northwestern Spain, where our founder Sean O'Rourke is dedicated to personally escorting many of our food and wine tour departures to this intriguing corner of Spain. Our services include many types of unique tours and customized travel to Spain and Portugal....

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