Spanish Wine Tour – VIP Tour of Priorat

Summary

Priorat is one of the most stunning old-world wine regions known for Spain’s most sophisticated and sought-after red wines. The remote rocky hills of the Priorat are the birthplace of intense, mineral filled, reds that many collectors consider to be Spain’s most elite wines.

On this private tour of the region, you'll explore the vineyards and the award winning wineries with an expert wine guide.

Here’s what you’ll do:

09:00 Private guide and driver to pick you up from your hotel in Barcelona and depart for the beautiful, old-world village of Gratallops, Priorat (est. drive time = 2hours)

11:30 Current vintage tasting at the award-winning winery Costers del Siurana (www.costersdelsiurana.com) with owner Carles Pastrana.

13:30 A la carte lunch at the excellent restaurant El Celler de Gratallops

16:00 Vineyard Visit and Tasting at Clos Dominic a relatively small endeavor that was created by Dominic Bairaguet and her husband Paco Castillo . They started making wine in 2002 with a very limited equipment’: just had a couple of tanks and six barrels in the basement of their home that used to be a baker’s oven.

Clos Dominic remains the same small winery of their beginnings a decade ago, but their products still receive high recognition from the wine critics .

18:00 Depart for Barcelona (est. drive time = 2 hours) and drop off at the Hotel.

Highlights of the Trip

  • Tour and Tasting at the award winning winery Costers del Siurana
  • Vineyard Visit and Tasting at Clos Dominic
  • Exquisite A la carte lunch at the excellent restaurant El Celler de Gratallops

What's Included

  • A VIP private winery and vineyard tour at both wineries visited, hosted by the GM or winemaker of each winery (2 winery visits).
  • An exclusive current vintage tasting at each winery visited.
  • A personal wine-expert, guide and translator for the entire duration of the tour.
  • A gourmet lunch at one of the best restaurant of the region. ( all drinks included)
  • Private transportation to and from your tour to your location of choice (including all gas and tolls.
  • Bottled water throughout the duration of the trip
  • Unlimited 24-hour assistance with anything the group may need during their tour
  • Booking and administration fees.

Other Information

Language: English

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ActivityReviews

  1. Inger

    Saturday 6th April, 2019
    The day trip up to Priorat was just outstanding and we got a very good feel of how the wines are made and Sophie made sure that we not only learn about the wines, but also have fun and eat good food. Thank you again Sophie, we loved every minute and you made us feel very welcome and you also shared a lot of you knowledge about the area, wines and culture in general. Looking forward to maybe seeing you again sometime in Norway maybe:)

  2. Brandi

    Tuesday 12th March, 2019
    I would have given this 10 stars if I could. Our group booked 3 days of tours. During the planning stages, pre-trip, Sophie was by far the most responsive, most helpful with suggestions and the most professional. We knew before meeting her we were in great hands. Our days were filled with unique excursions to Tarragon, Montserrat (we convinced Sophie to ride the vehicular to the top ), amazing cava vineyard and two amazing vineyards specializing in Spanish red wines. Sophie coordinated EVERYTHING! She kept us on schedule (which was no easy task) and made accommodations when needed. Our entire group was so grateful for the epic, yes epic experiences with Sophie! She was so gracious to help us find restaraunts, ways to ship our wine and how to survive carnival! We were so sad to leave, BUT can't wait to go back. I'd recommend Sophie/Niso for any type of excursion. Thank you so much for everything!!!!!

  3. Norman

    Sunday 17th February, 2019
    Sophie picked us up at our hotel in Barcelona at 8:30 am for a drive to a wine region I had been wanting to visit for a very long time. This trip was way beyond anything I could have hoped for. The countryside is spectacular and the two wineries we visited were each very different from one another as were the personalities and wines of each. Sophie was the glue that stuck it all together. This was not at "tire-kicker" wine tour. She was wonderful, knowledgeable, passionate, enthusiastic, personable and a great travel companion. I can only believe that Sophie will do a fantastic job for anyone, no matter what the subject of the tour.