If you’re visiting Barcelona, take a short trip over to one of these Cava wineries, picked by Sarah Jane Evans MW, and find out more about the popular Spanish sparkling wine…
Nine Cava wineries to visit
This is the nearest to Barcelona of these suggestions. Enjoy tours of the cellars and vineyards, along with tastings of either three or six Cavas. For a really special experience, try one of their personalised tours.
Pay a visit to the old eighteenth century cellar at Castellroig, which has been converted into a wine museum. Then tour their vineyards and see how their wines are made, from the soil to the bottle.
- Sarah Jane Evans MW’s ful;l Cava travel guide first appeared in Decanter magazine. Subscribe here.
Perelada are well geared up for wine tourism, with a range of tours options available, across the vineyards, cellars, the on site museum and tasting – as well as a wine spa to relax in at the end of your trip.
There’s something to suit everyone at Codorníu – where the first Cava was made in 1872 by Josep Raventos – such as a Cava tasting beginner course, a Gran Reserva matching and tasting, and the ‘Codorníu Quest’ – with skills and ingenuity tests.
Freixenet offer a range of tours of their wineries – from traditional oenological to family friendly ones, as well as the option for private tours. Available every day and in a range of languages.
At Gramona, you can tour the vineyards, visit the cellars and witness traditional cava production processes, such as use of a cork stopper, ageing ‘sur lattes’, working the bottles in ‘pupitres’, and disgorging by hand.
Book a tour at the Llopart vineyards, and learn about the history of Llopart, the production process and enjoy a tasting of three of their reserva Cavas. Advance booking.
Plan a visit to Recaredo, where you’ll learn about their biodynamic winemaking, and witness their cava disgorgement by hand. Advance booking.
Learn about the Cava production process with ‘The Essence of Vilarnau’ tour, or taste the variety available in the ‘Vilarnau Expert Tasting’ – where you can also match the Cava with a selection of canapés.