Create Your Own Cava
Cava tasting tour with a twist
During this fun and original activity you’ll travel to a family-run vineyard in an idyllic corner of the Penedes wine region, near Barcelona, where you’ll not only taste several different types of Cava – the region’s famous sparkling white wine – but you’ll also take part in the bottling process and create your own personal Cava.
Once you’ve selected your favourite blend of grapes you yourself will perform the ancient art of ‘disgorgement’, the final step in the wine’s production process before it’s ready for consumption.
This great day out is the most popular activity on Barcelona Life and not only includes the Cava tasting (three different types) and bottling, but also a tour of the vineyards, a look at the cellars and a fascinating insight into the production process.
The price is very reasonable at 56 euros per person, and includes free transport from the local train station of Lavern-Subirats (which is an easy 50 minute journey from central Barcelona) to the winery.
Plus of course you get to keep the personalised Cava which you bottled yourself (you can even design your own label!).
Rustic Catalan Lunch (Optional Extra)
For a little extra you can also enjoy a delicious rustic lunch on the premises of the vineyard’s 1,000-year-old farm house, courtesy of the winery’s resident foodie and chef Ramon. A warm and gregarious host, he will rustle up a delicious Catalan meal that includes the seasonal salad, the famous pan amb tomaquet (tomato bread), cold cuts, cheeses, and sausages cooked with Cava, garlic and rosemary (grown in their garden). Not forgetting desserts and plenty more bubbly! If you can afford the additional €28 it is well worth it.
When & Where?
Create Your Own Cava takes place virtually every day of the year (except Christmas, Easter etc), and you can opt for the 10:30am session, or the 4:30pm session.
The activity takes place in a boutique winery just 50 or so minutes away by train from the city centre. To get there you can take the train from Barcelona Sants station to Laverns-Subirat station. We’ll email you step by step instructions on how to get there – it’s cheap and easy to do! The hosts will pick you up from Laverns-Subirat.
To book the Create Your Own Cava experience, or to request more info, simply send us an email on email@example.com, and we’ll get back to you normally within 1 working day (just check your inbox – and spam folder – for our reply!).
Due to the extremely popular nature of this activity we recommend booking ahead of time if possible, especially for weekends. And do read the review of previous guests (below), who have loved the first rate hospitality provided on this tour!