Bodegas Torres Wine Tour
Duration: 5 hours
Tour Code: bcn-008
Some of the world's finest wines are born in the vineyards of Spain. During this excursion you will visit a local winery and experience how a family wine is produced and bottled.
Boarding your coach at the pier, you'll start your day with a panoramic tour of Barcelona, and before proceeding to Torres Winery, you will enjoy spectacular views of the harbour and the Olympic Stadium from the Park of Montjuïc. A scenic drive of just over 1-hour brings you to the village of Vilafranca del Penedès, which has a reputation for producing wonderful wines, and the Bodegas Torres Wine Estate.
This well-respected winery was founded in 1870 by Jaime Torres and at this time, is the family winery that has the most extensive vineyards in the area. The winery has remained in the family for generations and is currently managed by the fourth generation of the Torres family. Along with the winery you will visit today, the Torres family also owns several other wineries in Spain, one in Chile and one in California.
Upon arrival, you will be treated to a tour of the cellars and observe how this family wine is produced and bottled - from planting vineyards to winemaking, from the ageing of the wine in the cellars, to the design and marketing of the Torres products. A video presentation helps bring the history of the winery to life and afterwards, you will board a small train which will take you on a relaxing tour through the winery.
Before returning to Barcelona, you will be treates to a tasting of 4 different Torres wines, accompanied by light snacks.
Please note: This tour includes a limited amount of walking, but participants must be able to make their own way on and off the train. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Participants must be at least 18 years of age to take part in the wine tasting.