ALELLA WINE EXCURSIONS

A premium day tour with the best food and drink

Escape the city for a one-of-a-kind wine adventure just 30 minutes away from the urban landscape! Join The Barcelona Taste for premium excursion eating the best food and tasting a variety of the best wines this region has to offer.

Our mission is to make you fall in love with our local wine varieties. Over the course of the tour you’ll try excellent white wines, red wines, sparking wines – including Cava of course – and aperitifs.

It isn't only the wine we want to show off, the food is incredible too... As always with The Barcelona Taste, we've searched high and low for the highest quality food to share with you. So you can look forward to a wonderful home-style Catalan lunch eaten in beautiful surroundings.

Come with us and experience the enchanting allure of a hidden wine region, that's just a stone's throw from the big city.

Things to look forward to on a wine and food excursion...

More details about this wine and food experience

Our exclusive wine excursions will whisk you away to Alella, a hidden gem of a wine region where time-honoured traditions merge with modern techniques to create some of Spain's finest wines and cavas.

We offer two options for this excursion, both offering a sumptuous lunch amongst the vines: 

  • A full-day excursion lasting 7 hours and including visits to two very different vineyards set in contrasting topography and making wines in unique ways.
  • A half-day excursion, lasting four hours and visiting a single vineyard with views of Montserrat.

Throughout your excursion, our friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide will accompany you, ensuring your experience is both easy and enjoyable.

They'll share fascinating insights into the region's history, answer your questions about Barcelona and the region, and share local secrets.

Option 1: A full-day excursion

Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel and you will be taken by driver to where our memorable day begins - with a visit to a beautiful, traditional, family vineyard located at the foothills of the Natural Park of Sierra de Marina. On a clear day you can see the infamous Montserrat mountains from the estate. You’ll walk along the vines with one of the owners who’ll explain their history and methods. After this lovely stroll, you’ll enjoy a homemade Catalan meal amidst the vines, savoring the flavors of the region, along with four different wines from the winery.

In the early afternoon the driver will take you to the second winery, located on the hills overlooking the Mediterranean just outside of Barcelona at the edge of the town of Alella, from which this wine region takes its name. Here the history and methodology is different to the first, more modern and inventive. After a short walk and explanation of their take on wine production, we will finish with a taste of 3-4 of their renowned wines/cavas, with lovely views of the sea.

When you have no more room for food (or drink!) the driver will take you back to Barcelona and you should be comfortably installed back in your hotel by 6:00/6:15pm. In this way you can enjoy a little rest before hitting the town again that evening should you wish.

Option 2: a half-day excursion

Our four-hour wine excursion is perfect for those looking for an easy escape from city to explore the beautiful Catalan countryside without spending hours on the road. 

This exclusive wine tour offers you the unique opportunity to explore a small, renowned wine region that has remained untouched by the masses. Be one of the few to uncover its exquisite wines, and soak in the breathtaking views of the Monserrat mountains.

Your guide will accompany you travel by car to a beautiful old vineyard, nestled in spacious grounds. You'll be treated to a delicious traditional Catalan lunch amongst the vines. Savor the freshest local ingredients and indulge in traditional Catalan cuisine, perfectly paired with the vineyard's finest wines.

About the experience location: Alella

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.

COVID-19: keeping you safe on our experiences

The safety of guests, guides, partners and the public is our primary concern. Because of this, we’ve developed new health and safety guidelines in accordance with WTO and World Travel and Tourism Council guidelines, and in line with Spanish and Catalan government requirements.

Please review these guidelines before booking and get in touch if you have any questions.

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Ticket prices 

Full day excursion, 11:15am - 6:15pm
2-3 tickets: €389 per person
4-6 tickets: €329 per person

Half day excursion, 11:15am-3:15pm
2-3 tickets: €349 per person
4-6 tickets: €289 per person

    Many beautiful people have joined us on our food tours – and here are some of the lovely things they've said about the time they spent with us... 


    Mary Ann Casl
    May 28, 2024
    WOW what an amazing experience from start to finish! Not only was the food amazing Chef Jay was the best! Friendly, informative and very focused on us having a great evening. We were all so happy and could not have asked for a better meal, experience and evening! I would highly suggest if you plan to have a Food Tour/Experience while in Barcelona - this is the one!
    Beth Shanklin
    May 26, 2024
    Delicious! This is a wonderful way to spend and evening in Barcelona! The food was delicious and the host was engaging.
    debra_s
    May 25, 2024
    Wonderful food tour and guide We visited 3 different and amazing spots, and along the way, our lovely and knowledgeable tour guide Esther told us so many interesting things about Barcelona- culture, history, architecture, neighborhoods and events going on this weekend. She was very engaging and made sure everyone was having a good time.
    Patience McStravick
    May 20, 2024
    Highly recommend! Maria was an excellent guide and host! We learned so much more about Barcelona and it's food and culture than we expected; it was an amazing experience and one that we highly recommend!
    Sylvia Kessler
    May 20, 2024
    A quadruple thumbs up! Adored strolling the Gothic Quarter with the stunning Maribel, getting to make new friends with the 5 other folks on our tour, and tasting the most delicious tapas in 3 different locations - a warm & informative introduction to Catalonian cuisine & culture. I’ll never forget the pride on each of the proprietors’ faces as they brought plate after plate of amazing food.
    Laurie & Steve Clark
    May 19, 2024
    A great time! We did a tapas tour with Tito a few weeks ago and had a great time. The food he chose for us to sample was amazing and the restaurants he chose were great choices. And Tito was great, keeping the group entertained with information about the food and Barcelona in general!
    Abigail Bressoud
    May 17, 2024
    Amazing guide! All of the food we had was so good. I loved everything that we ate and drink and highly recommend. It’s best to do at the beginning of the trip so that you can get other recommendations of where to get equally delicious food.
    maggiebellasmom
    May 16, 2024
    Fabuloso! Our evening with Tito was extraordinary! He was informative, personable and a pleasure to spend time with. He took us to three tapas restaurants we would never have found on our own all of them culinary delights. Fabuloso! We would book with this company again and highly encourage you to do the same!
    Jillian Ahrens
    May 15, 2024
    Very highly recommend. We had the BEST time on this tour. Esther was a fantastic guide. She was very knowledgeable, not just about the food, but the history and sites of Barcelona as well. We visited 3 tapas venues, all were fantastic. I had the best grilled squid and burrata of my life! Very highly recommend. Thank you!!
    mimi
    May 14, 2024
    Walking Tapas Tour Anna was an excellent tour guide. Once we were seated at each restaurant she offered us different drinks that were popular with the locals. Once we had our drink of choice, she asked us for our likes and dislikes and ordered accordingly. It was a very special evening and a great way to spend our first night in Barcelona. We would highly recommend.
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    The Barcelona Taste: because it's delicious

    Barcelona is a major tourist destination – the number of guidebooks and websites devoted to the city is overwhelming! Which is why we started The Barcelona Taste ... to save you time so you can experience the best food Barcelona has to offer while side-stepping the crowds. 

    We take you to small, local businesses offering delicious, top quality food restaurants 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.

    We don’t take a “pile ‘em high” approach with our guests. Our focus is on providing the best possible quality in everything we do. This includes limiting our tours to very small numbers, to give personal attention and feed everyone well.

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