A unique food and wine experience in Spain for wine and gastronomy lovers. All our wine tours in Spain, Italy and France are chauffeured and have been designed to cover some of the main wine regions in Spain, France and Italy: Spanish wine regions: La Rioja, Priorat, Penedès, La Ribera del Duero. France wine regions: Médoc, St Emilion. Wine regions in Italy: Chianti, Montepulciano … which will also offer you in turn a full range of gastronomic highlights.
Alella takes its name from a small town located 15 km north of Barcelona. The vineyards stretch , protected by the Sierra de Parpers , from the inner coast to the slopes of the mountain and grow on slopes with different orientation. The oldest vineyards located near the coast and at an altitude of between 60 and 90 meters are in a totally Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. The younger ones are located in the higher and cooler areas , with a more continental climate, sheltered breezes of the Mediterranean.
Since farmers and vintners Ampurdan (Empordà in Catalan) have adapted to market needs, developing more healthy wines thanks to the use of new technologies fermentation, the O.D. Emporda-Costa Brava has become a very promising area for producing wines of high quality.
Although it is traditionally a cooperative area, they are emerging and small family wineries led by young winemakers who are renewing winemaking methods.
The traditional specialty has been the natural sweet wines, but today wineries are getting recognition for their modern young reds.
Both Carignan and Grenache were used to produce intense pink wines, traditionally the best known of the O.D. Today, however, with traditional red and white, most wineries are turning their production towards wines made from Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, sometimes even mixing them together. The wines can be aged to become in Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva, following national rules.
Why not take a peek at a little land whose people can be traced back to ancient times? From its hideaway far from the ever-changing bustle of the outside world, this land has watched history unfold.
It is a land of steep vineyards, harsh cliffs and imposing rock-faces, hidden valleys and cool ravines. It is a place of flatlands and mountains, crystal-clear streams, sunny and ordered cultivated areas. It is a world of small but resilient villages which have survived plagues, severe frosts, conquests and floods. This land has been inhabited since men lived in caves; since they started to work the land and build dry-stone walls to support the slopes. They cleared the forests and planted their crops; they constructed bridges, hermitages and castles. Come and meet the men and women of the Priorat region who have cultivated their love of this land and its countryside. Newcomers are captivated by the magic of this place, where angels climb ladders and wine runs through people’s veins.