Familiar Cava Winery (5h)

The first Champagne bottle in Spain was produced in 1872. Today the champagne produced in Spain is called Cava. In the Penedés and the Anoia area there are several Cava companies, which make almost all of the Champagne produced in Spain. In fact the little village of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, where we will go, is the so-called “the capital of the Cava”.
The biggest companies are Codorniu and Freixenet. Both together produce more than 200 millions of bottles per year, but we will visit a small and familiar cellar, founded in 1924. They still produce their cava through a handmade process. Visits are limited to a maximum of 12 people and frequently their visits are only for us.
We will understand the ageing process of the “Cava”. We will see how, manually, they disgorge the bottles without freezing the bottleneck (only experienced professionals are able to do that). We will visit the Pupitres (special racks) where the hand-riddling is done.

You will taste 3 long-aged brut nature Cavas (65, 95 and 100 month).


€ 430

by my vehicle 4 adults + 2 children + me
(by chauff. Mercedes 6 p + me + driver: €585)


Duration: 5 hours
Recommended Start time: 09.30am


– Familiar wineries at Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (an hour driving time away from Barcelona): visit to the cellar and 3 vintage cava tasting
– Lunch (optional)

Transportation Method

According with your choice:
* My private car (KIA Sorento); capacity up to 4 adults + 2 children + me
* A chauffeured Mercedes; capacity up to 6 adults + driver + me
* Minibus (up to 15 travelers). Cost of the bus + my services: €xxx

Minimum & Maximum travellers

According with the transportation option that you have chosen.

Notes / restrictions

DRESS CODE: a small jacket even in summer will be helpful in the cellar (the whole year 17ºC/62ºF).
DISABILITY: Unfortunately it is not possible to visit the cellar grotto with a wheelchair.

What's Included?

* My services as your PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: you are not part of a larger group.
* LICENSED TOUR GUIDE: it authorizes me to guide you inside monuments and museums.
* The ENTRANCE is not included in the cost of the tour but I will BOOK it in advance.
* The kind of TRANSPORT that you have chosen (included tolls, fuel, parking).

What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

* Winery visit and 3 vintage cava tasting: 20€ per person.

Meet up location / End location

MEET UP: at your hotel/apartment/cruise Ship or wherever we agree as long as it is in Barcelona.
DROP OFF: wherever you want: hotel/apartment/cruise Ship. I can suggest some restaurants in Barcelona.

AIRPORT: If you want to start or finish this tour at the Airport, it has an extra cost of 40€

Tour Extensions
  • Extend this tour to eat in a typical Catalan Restaurant and to see one of these options:
    – the abbey of Montserrat (Total cost by my car 8H: 655€).
    – the village of Sitges (we can have a meal in front of the sea – Total cost by my car 8H: 655€).
    – a chocolate factory (6 hours cava + chocolate factory).

MAP OF THE TOUR (click the icon at the upper-left corner to display the sites)