Our chauffeur will await you this morning, to drive you through hills covered in verdant pine, until you arrive at a very special winery. Nothing less than great wine is the goal of this winery owner and his team. You will have a full tour of the ecologically run vineyards and at the winery have a tasting of their wines; several of which have gained a reputation being on the wine lists of many Michelin 3 starred restaurants! Following the tour you will take a stroll through the vineyards to the picnic area, where you can put your feet up and lounge in the shade of the tall trees on the sun beds provided. (NB: Should the weather not be sufficiently clement, the picnic will be held in the very attractive tasting room at the winery). Having selected the wine of your choice beforehand, everything will be delivered to you at the picnic area – local artisan cheese, ham, pate, tomato, grapes, bread, etc., a delicious country fare feast for two. The perfect way to finish a morning of your Romantic Costa Brava Luxury Food & Wine Tour.
This afternoon you will be visiting your hotel’s winery which has a rich wine making history, dating back to the 14th century. A wine expert will describe the unique factors of Catalan geography contributing to the development of these wines. Their finest cava is still fermented with the same process and in the same location in which the Carmelite monks of the 14th century used to prepare it at their monastery. You will see both an ancient wine press and the current wine and cava making facilities, in the 13th century castle of Peralada.
Tour in a nutshell: Private tour of a prestigious winery with wine tasting. Relaxing picnic in their vineyards. Guided tour of your hotel’s winery. Overnight in the Emporda wine region.