© El Brogit - 24/10/2020 08:15
Ecotourism and wine holidays in Catalonia
The Priorat is a region with ancient wine tradition, with wines already famous from as far back as the XIIth Century, well known for its powerful flavour and taste. Nowadays, in the Priorat there are two appellations of origin (DO), the DOQ Priorat, which is formed by the Historic Priorat territory, and the DO Montsant, a newer DO, however, producing surprisingly good wines.
The Priorat area, with it diverse but unknown wine landscape, is full of hidden and unexpected spots of great beauty, walks between vineyards which pleasure us with an ever changing scenery over the four seasons, full of colours and intensive aromas.
A chance to discover the world of wine, getting to know its landscape close up, in a fun and friendly way, following the footsteps of our farming ancestors along the bridle paths, restored recently by Consell Comarcal del Priorat. All of this, obviously combined with a guided visit and wine tasting in the local cellars, the best way to learn about wine making, its secrets and flavours. And don’t forget the high quality organic olive oil, that we can also enjoy tasting, a unique experience!
Below we suggest different ways to enjoy your wine trip in Priorat, like the Wine and oil private tour to Priorat from Barcelona (other picking-up points available), a chance to enjoy the stunning wine landscape of the Priorat region and savour the wines of both appellations of origin. A great diversity of mountains, landscape, cultural elements, history and wines in such a tiny and unknown area just 100km south from Barcelona! Forget about driving, take the train to Priorat or ask for a private pick-up at your hotel, get to know our wine territory close up guided by a local and be ready to live an unforgetable wine experience!
If you have more time and you prefer to savour deeply the Priorat during one week, walking from village to village and discovering this land at a slow pace, then you can enjoy our Trek&Wine holiday in Priorat (guided or self-guided, from the Carthusian monastery of Scala Dei to the high Siurana, from its capital Falset to the historical and important Porrera, as well as to the Montsant Natural Park, the captivating mystic mountain.
And what about savouring Montsant and Priorat gastronomy, tasting also both Montsant and Priorat wines, high quality olive oil with a 4×4 tour with the farmer, enjoying a wine tasting while the sun is setting down… Or taking an spiritual retreat in Montsant, enjoying the wines in the magic cloister of Scaladei and walking along the impressive rocky canyon of Fraguerau.
And if you can’t find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can tailor make your wine experience in the Priorat.