Alella

Wine fit for an Emperor (and food fit for a King)

Alella isn’t on your typical tourist list… but it hasn’t always been such a hidden gem. With its distinctive fast-draining topsoil and unique microclimate in the hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Alella has produced exceptional wines since Roman times, served to Roman Emperors no less! This fame continued into the Middle Ages, where Alella wines were served at the court of the Kings of Aragon.

Today, Alella is the smallest wine producing region in Cataluyna to gain coveted European Denomination of Origen (D.O.) status. But for some reason it isn’t terribly well known abroad. Our mission is to make you fall in love (or fall in love again) with the local variety – the pansa blanca. Over the course of the tour you’ll try white wines, sparking wines, and an aperitif all made from this single, delicately flavoured grape. We will also try the region’s best local reds and rosé.

Find your delicious tour of Alella

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The Barcelona Taste has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its food tours
  • Liyana Satterthwaite
    October 6, 2019
    "We had a lovely and welcoming guide and the food was sooooo good.... amazing versions of the well known Spanish food and dishes which were a little bit different and equally as delicious. A must-do recommendation"
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  • Margaret Stone
    August 4, 2019
    "Our evening was fantastic! The Gothic Quarter tour is for anyone who wants good food, good drinks, and good company. Tito, our guide, was amazing. His knowledge of the food and Barcelona were outstanding. It’s definitely a must while in Barcelona!"
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  • Kathy53Usa
    May 14, 2019
    "If I could give more than 5 stars I would. The places we visited were non touristy, traditional and perfect. Each group of tapas was preceded by a traditional drink. The food was amazing and thoroughly explained."
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  • Rolamarks
    May 18, 2019
    "Fantastic start to our time in Spain. We sampled delicious food on all three stops of the tour and felt very welcomed in each one of them. Lorea was a perfect guide... Thanks for being part of our cherished memories of Spain."
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  • Ron Kaufman
    Sep 15, 2019
    "Can’t begin to tell you what a wonderful evening we had... It was an adventure in food we would never have taken on our own. Not only was the food experience fabulous, we learned so much about the culture."

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We take you to restaurants and shops on our scrumptious tours because they’re great. We visit, we taste and then we visit again and taste again. Ad infinitum! That’s our research.

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