Catalunya has 12 D.O. (Denominació d’Origen – wine appellations), all of them not far from Barcelona. The wine culture is in every single corner and in harvest time you can feel the excitement in the air.
The wealth of Catalan wines lies on the different soils, climates, grape varieties and the personality of each wine maker.
The cellars produce all kinds of wines, such as smooth reds, astonishing whites or the delicate bubbles of Cava (our famous sparkling wines).
In Taca de vi we want to show you this atmosphere and we want to take you to the most reputed wineries from the most prestigious Catalan regions, with a private tour and a final tasting. Feel the texture of the vineyard earth, the aroma of the wine in the cellar or hear the experience and stories of the wine maker. Can’t be explained just in words. Be there it’s a must.
A private sommelier will pick you up from your accommodation and will be your guide during the whole day. He will take you to 2 cellars and then have lunch in a restaurant, in order you can enjoy a complete day in a wine atmosphere.
Penedès is the biggest and closest wine region to Barcelona (30-45min.). It is also one of the most interesting areas since they produce all kind of wines from different grape varieties (local and foreign), which gives a wide range of tastes.
It is well known for white wines production, especially from the local grape Xarel·lo which gives fresh and slightly salty wines, full of complexity and vibrant acidity.
Penedès is also the home region of Cava, the famous Catalan sparkling wine. Dozens of little and medium producers are spread all over the territory willing to show the elegancy of the bubbles and the quality of their products.
Come and join us for this wonderful wine tour near Barcelona!
30 years ago Priorat region was known for their strong and high alcohol wines, which were sold in bulk and had such a bad reputation that nobody would have bet it would improve someday.
However, young enthusiastic wine makers realized that Priorat had big potential to produce amazing wines: old vines of Grenache and Carignan planted in steep terraces of licorella (slate soil) and super climate. These key facts, together with the oenologist knowledge made those wines turn into exceptional and unique.
Nowadays Priorat wines are among the best wines in the world. We invite you to visit this territory full of tradition and kind people that will make your journey memorable.
Do not miss our spectacular private wine tour!
In the north of Catalunya, very close to the French border, between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean sea, the Empordà region produces great wines due to the different kind of soils, wonderful climate and the old vines of Grenache and Carignan.
Empordà is famous for the beauty of its coast and the lovely little villages full of history. Most of the cellars are small and owned by families with generations of wine producing tradition. This knowledge and the innovation of young wine makers, makes Empordà one of the most interesting regions to visit in Catalunya.
We are looking forward to enjoy this wine tour with you!
At Taca de vi we want to show you our wine tasting and culture while your stay in Barcelona. A professional sommelier organizes wine activities for corporate events or private groups.
The tastings are designed as an incentive activity for company events or as touristic attraction for private groups who want to enjoy an informal activity that’s a bit different, suitable for any kind of private parties.
These are introductory tastings, designed to be a fun activity, where there is no need to have any wine knowledge and the language used is accessible.
Tasting a wine is the art of putting your senses to work. Take a few seconds to concentrate. Close your eyes, bring the glass close to your nose and discover its fragrant aromas. Take a sip, move the wine around your mouth and enjoy the thrill of the silky tannins. Pay attention to the tiny details, the hints that make up the overall flavour of the wine and that stir the senses.
How many times have you smelled a wine and felt that it reminds you of something, but you can’t put your finger on what it is? That is the key word: “remember”. Wine does not “smell of…” but rather “reminds us of…”. It reminds us of something that we must have smelled before and that remains in our memory. In other words, if we have not smelled or memorized something in the past, it will be difficult to describe this aroma in the wine. The greater someone’s olfactory range, the easier it will be for them to taste and talk about a wine.
When smelling wine, it is important to let memories and personal experiences flow as this will actually help us enjoy the wine more.
Wine is imbued with the personality of its maker, the characteristics of the soil from which it emerged and the blessings or harshness bestowed by the climate. Though hard to believe, these small factors have a great impact on the quality of a wine.
At Taca de vi our aim is to share all this passion with you, whether it’s at a private wine tasting in Barcelona, an advanced course, a business meeting or a client event.
2-3 people: 85€ p.p.
4-5 people: 50€ p.p.
6-7 people: 40€ p.p.
8-9 people: 35€ p.p.
+10 people: 30€ p.p.
Pairing the wine with some tapas or cheeses selection: +10€ p.p.
For big groups (+20 people) or corporate events, ask for quote.
Our aim is to offer personalized service, bringing the culture of wine closer to people in a fun and elegant way. We make a wine tasting a moment of leisure, in a relaxed atmosphere where to lose fear of many mysteries of wine and discover new flavours and textures.
We adapt to your needs either to make a private tasting or to advise in your wine style and budget.Located in Barcelona we move throughout Catalonia.