Penedes wine and cava routes

Wines of exceptional quality, prestigious around the world, are produced in this region of Catalonia, located between the plains of the Mediterranean coast and the nearby mountains. This is also where another universally renowned drink is produced: Cava (sparkling wine). Follow the Penedès Wine and Cava Routes and discover this region, with its wealth of art, culture and countryside. Unique experiences await you in landscapes dominated by vineyards and wineries.

Wine Towns

Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and Vilafranca del Penedès are the most outstanding towns on the route. For centuries, wine has marked the history and economy of this region of Catalonia. Amongst vineyards and wineries you will find villages, farms and neighbourhoods of medieval origin. The different civilisations that have inhabited this area over the ages can now be seen in its important artistic heritage, well worth getting to know. Use the map on this page to see all the destinations that form part of these Wine and Cava Routes.

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The area of Olivella and Vilafranca del Penedès is know by its wine estates. You can drive trough the winefields and see lot’s of wine estates. A very famous one is Torres, they have a visitors center in Vilafrance del Penedès, see link. This is quite touristic, you can also choose to take a change and visit a smaller and more personal wine estate in the surroundings.


Parc d’Olèrdola

Looking from the villa in northwest direction you can see the old ruins of the Olèrdola castle. It lays on route to the village vilafranca del Penedès. Olèrdola castle controlled the area of the Penedès Depression in the Early Middle Ages, reaching the height of its significance when its castle dominated the region under the control of the rebellious Mir Geribert, “Prince of Olèrdola”. Its importance declined from the twelfth century and its administrative role was taken by Vilafranca del Penedès. see link