Catalonia is arguably the most diverse and dynamic winemaking region in all of Spain. From the mild Mediterranean shores to the craggy heights of the Sierra de Montsant, the region’s twelve spectacular wine regions produce a fantastic range of wines. You will have the opportunity to pop bottles of crisp Cava, refresh with robust rosatos, and savor elegantly powerful reds.
Join us for a seven-day tour of historical and culinary delights as we journey from the excitement of Barcelona’s wine scene, through six unique wine regions, and a behind-the-scenes look at a robust wine culture that’s not quite Spanish, and not quite French, but 100% Catalan!
Please note that spaces are limited! If you are interested in coming along, please contact us as soon as possible to avoid missing out!
The specific activities on this schedule are tentative and subject to minor adjustments due to logistical and other practical considerations.
We’ll kick-off our Catalan adventure in Barcelona, the exciting and cosmopolitan capital of the region. You’ll get to know your fellow travelers, and we’ll all get to know the tapas and wine scene of the region.
Just a stone’s throw north of Barcelona, Alella is one of Spain’s smallest demarcated wine regions but home to some of its most innovative winemakers. We’ll spend the day getting to know the region.
Home to intensely structured and complex red wines, Priorat’s incredibly beautiful and rugged landscapes make the region an unforgettable destination. We’ll spend two nights in the heart of Priorat, and use it as a base for exploring the southern reaches of Catalonia.
Today we will embrace the history and culture of southern Catalonia by mixing some historical tours with a little local cuisine.
Today you will enjoy a fantastic day of history and culture with a fun and extremely knowledgeable local guide. He will take you to Roman Tarragona in the morning and then you will learn about the Conquest 1,000 years later!
It’s harvest time and you will spend the day as a biodynamic winemaker! Biodynamic agriculture is one of the most intentional, yet misunderstood, methods of viticulture. You’ll see it up close and gain a greater understanding of how winemakers incorporate the flora, fauna, sun, and moon to craft remarkable wines.
A bicycle is a great way to get around the Penedès and visit local wineries. The bikes are comfortable and ergonomic, with front suspension and gel saddles. An e-bike option is also available if you wish to have a more relaxing ride.
We’ll arrange a morning transfer to the Barcelona Airport where you can depart to the U.S. or continue your travel adventures.
DATES: Sunday, September 25 – Sunday, October 2, 2022
COST : $4,975 per person (double occupancy) // $1,100 single occupancy supplement
Enjoy superior 4- and 5-star accommodations in Barcelona, Priorat, and Penedes.
Your boutique hotel in Barcelona will be central location with all of the necessary modern conveniences, including a wide range of entertainment options, onsite restaurant and bar, fitness facilities, business services, wifi, and 24-hour reception.
Your small luxury hotel in Priorat is a modern oasis that was once part of an historic monastery.
Reserve your spot by clicking "Book Now". Spaces are limited to 15 people, so be sure to act fast!
If you have visited DCanter, then you have probably attended one of Michael’s many wine classes or received a personal wine recommendation. Michael Warner is a Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of DCanter, where he is the wine buyer. He holds a Certified Specialist of Wine designation from the Society of Wine Educators, consults frequently with specialty wine importers, and he has been featured in publications, such as the Washington Post, Fast Company, France2 News, and Meininger's Wine Business International. A frequent traveler, he has visited wine regions throughout France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Balkans, and – of course – the United States. Michelle is a Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of DCanter, where she also manages its innovated Concierge by DCanter personal wine shopping service. In her role, Michelle developed innovated wine curation decision support tools and customer resource management software to help her Concierge clients receive the right wine every time. A great lover of learning and education, Michelle has appeared on several wine industry speaking panels, and she has been featured in publications, such as the Washington Post and Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Danny was born and raised in New York City but has lived in Spain since 2007. He started his career as a cook in some of New York's finest restaurants then traveled to Spain and fell in love with its culture, gastronomy and history. After a brief stint as a business travel journalist, which took him on assignment to destinations as diverse as Zambia and Georgia, he settled in Barcelona travel industry for good. In 2016 he opened Adler & Marlow, which focuses on tailor-made travel experiences for luxury travelers visiting Spain and Portugal. Adler & Marlow hit the ground running and was met with great success right from the get go. It’s bespoke travel programs go the extra mile while trying to find the perfect ingredients for each traveler's dream trip. Danny takes great pride in his ability to share and bring travelers closer to my new-found homeland.
YOU ENJOY TRYING NEW WINE AND FOOD.
While most Spanish cuisine and wine styles are fairly familiar to most of us, there are a few dishes that might seem a bit unfamiliar at first. Think sparkling wine with sardines– it’s not something many of us eat every day, but it’s delicious!
YOU LIKE EXPLORING OFF THE BEATEN PATH.
Some of the places we’ll be going aren’t regular stops for American tourists. It might be tough to find fluent English speakers in some villages, and wineries may not have formal tasting rooms.
YOU ENJOY MAKING NEW FRIENDS.
We're going to have a small group of no more than 15 people, so everyone will have plenty of time to get to know each other. There will be a little personal time each day, but expect to interact with everyone on the trip.
YOU LIKE TO STAY IN ONCE PLACE. We'll be exploring new places everyday.
YOU ONLY DINE IN MICHELIN-STARRED RESTAURANTS.
Most Spanish wineries don’t operate full-service restaurants, so there’s a good chance you’ll be enjoying meals with the winemaker, in their homes, and cooked by their families. Many meals will be served family style, feature locally sourced ingredients, and be prepared according to local customs.
YOU DON'T LIKE TO SPEND TIME WITH OTHERS.
Although this tour is limited to 15 people, we'll be spending a lot of time together. You'll make new friends, but there will also be a little time each day to spend on your own.
YOU’RE ON A DIET.
There's going to be a lot of terrific food and wine to enjoy, and you won't want to skip any of it!
I’m Interested in the Catalonia Harvest Trip