Barcelona is a fantastic city that you can explore any time of year. It’s great in summer, but equally as good if you want to get away for a winter city break. Amongst all the culture, sports and beaches there’s so many opportunities to go wine tasting when you visit Barcelona! It’s rife with wine experiences.
With this in mind, we thought that we would seek out the best wine tasting experiences Barcelona has to offer!
Ok, when you’re doing wine tasting in Barcelona, you simply have to go to Vivinos. This wine shop offers such an extensive range of tasting experiences and literally has a wine for everyone’s taste and budget.
If you’re on a bit of a budget (time and financially) then we suggest their Three wines and snacks tasting. This will take just under an hour, give you an introduction to wine regions, tastes and differences whilst exploring the basics in food and wine pairing. Best yet, it’s available daily and only 18 Euros! For such a small price, this tasting will definitely enhance your visit to Barcelona.
However, if you want to go the whole ‘hog’ then we recommend going for the Spanish ham and Cava pairing + tapas lunch. This will last about 90 minutes… 90 minutes of bliss that is. Upon arrival, you will be given snacks and get taken through the production styles and curiosities of both Cava and Spanish meats. After your tasting, you will be escorted to their partner restaurant a few doors down to have a traditional Catalan tapas experience. For 65 Euros we think that this is amazing value.
After you’ve finished your wine tasting in the heart of Barcelona, why not take a stroll over to Bodega Maestrazgo. It’s one of our favourite bars, and we featured it in our top five wine bars of Barcelona piece.
Have a look at all the offers that Vivinos offers, here
Can Canyes is the delicatessen and tasting room that neighbours a lovely wine shop called Isaw. If you’re into your wine and want a fully immersive experience then this is the place for you.
The wine tastings by Can Canyes are displayed in their handy calendar format on their website and in true European style, very little information is given on what to expect. Normally, they give the theme, the cost and how many samples you receive. This is the kind of no-nonsense tasting that we like! In particular, we are looking forward to their upcoming Vermouth evening!
The evenings are held by an array of people, ranging from guest speakers or staff from Can Canyes. With this in mind, prices do range, however expect to pay between 25 and 60 euros for a tasting, depending on the circumstance. If you visit Barcelona and are looking for an authentic wine tasting experience then this is the one for you.
If you decide to go to Can Canyes, then you might want to hop over to Viblioteca. It’s a short taxi ride away and is one of our favourite wine bars in Barcelona as it also offers great wine tasting flights and small plates.
Visit the Divi website to have a look at how to get to both Isaw and Can Canyes
More and more, people are ditching the conventional tourist attractions in order to get to see the ‘real’ side of living like a local. If you’re one of those people then Secret Wine Tastings is for you.
Secret Tastings offers food and wine tours all over the world. The unique selling point of this company though is that they sought out the best places and avoid tourist traps. Basically, they take you to the places that the locals like to keep… well, a secret.
Prices for the Barcelona tour starts at 59 Euros per person, so it’s one of the more expensive experiences we’ve reviewed, however you’re getting much more than just a wine tasting. You’re getting to experience authentic Catalan culture.
Secret Wine Tastings Barcelona take you through the Poble Sec, which directly translates from Catalan to ‘Dry Town’. Don’t worry, it is anything but dry! This neighbourhood, situated between the foothills of Montjuïc and the city’s port, is the most up and coming area for food and drink in Barcelona.
In this wine tasting in Barcelona’s Poble Sec neighbourhood, you get to go to three different establishments complete with a full wine tasting and food pairing. You get to enjoy all of this whilst your guide tells you about the amazing history of the food, drink and the Poble Sec area. We think this is a must do attraction if you are going to visit Barcelona.
Fancy a secret wine tasting? Well check out the link here for prices and times
Thanks for reading our piece on the best wine tasting experiences in Barcelona. We hope you enjoyed it.
We actually ran a piece on the five best natural wineries in Catalonia not too long ago. This is definitely worth a read, if you’re planning a visit to Catalonia.
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