Cava Wineries to Visit?
We are planning on driving through cava country one day of our trip to Barcelona in early June. Does anyone have any suggestions for good ones we should definately check out?
I haven't been to these, but they all have websites, so you might want to use this list to see what looks interesting:
Plaça Pont Roma, 5 08770 SANT SADURNÍ DA ANOIA BARCELONA
Cavas Castell Sant Antoni
Passeig del Parc, 13 08770 Sant Sadurní da Anoia. Barcelona
Av. Catalunya, 36 08736 GUARDIOLA DE FONT-RUBÍ
Bonavista, 2 - 08734 MOJA. Alt Penedès - Barcelona
Cavas Lavernoya S.A.
Sant Pere, 17 08770 SANT SADURNÍ DA ANOIA
Caves Llopart S.A.
Ctra. de St. Sadurní a l'Ordal, Km. 4 - 08739 Subirats
Caves R.Canals Canals
Av. Mare de Déu de Montserrat, 9 - 08769 Castellví de Rosanes (Barcelona
Make sure you go on a weekday and then make sure to call ahead! WAY AHEAD. Drop in visitors rarely get much of a tour. Lots to see though and Sant Sadurni is the place to start. Remember too that you are in the Penedes and there are lots of great wineries that you could visit that don't make Cava.
If you up for a nice lunch at a picturesque site, visit Can Bonastre. They just opened a wine spa that overlooks Montserrat. I stayed there the first week they were open while visiting a bunch of wineries. Great place and in the heart of it all.
perfect timing, October in Catalunya - for a memorable cava visit, make an appointment at Recaredo in Sant Sadurní (cava capital), legendary, family-owned, biodynamic estate making long-aged cavas, some from single vineyards. Agusti Torello, Gramona, Juve i Camps, Raventos i Blanc also worthwhile. Then go and have lunch at Restaurant U in Les Gunyoles, outstanding food and encyclopaedic wine list. In same village is a great little winery, Mas Candi, recently constituted by 4 young partners. For more info, Nico James, Brit-German resident in Penedes, importer and wine guide, is your man, firstname.lastname@example.org
crazy website, dark and esoteric but persevere. Menu is around 35 euros, prob. 45 with wine pairings. The wine list is worth a detour, also on the site (if you can find it). Oh and take no notice of the stuff about 'neo-medieval cuisine', it's a pointless distraction. Fact is, this guy (Raimon Olivella) can cook. Take in a tasting at Mas Candi just down the road if you can fit it in.