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.

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, 11:15am - 6:15pm
2-3 tickets: €329 per person
4-6 tickets: €299 per person

Four hours, 12:15-3:15pm
2-3 pax: €249 per person
4-6 tickets: €219 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... 

    Thanks to their reviews we've been given a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

    The Barcelona Taste has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its food tours
    Stacy A
    March 25, 2023
    A must do in Barcelona We had such a wonderful experience - We tried so many delicious tapas at hidden gems we would never had found otherwise.
    March 19, 2023
    Loved this Tapas Tour Maria was our guide and she was friendly, knowledgeable, knew how to lead a group and the others in our group were also fun and enjoyable to be with. There was a variety of dishes and drinks, all different and all mouthwatering. It was a really lovely evening, so thanks Maria, we went to places that we would never have found on our own!
    Jason Brake
    March 17, 2023
    One of our absolute favorite experiences It was like sitting down with an old friend who knows all of the good spots to eat. It was a great first night in Barcelona and helped us navigate the tapas scene in El Born and the Gothic Quarter for the remainder of our trip. Our teenage kids also thought this was one of their favorite things we did on our trip. Great experience all together.
    Emilee Bailey
    January 26, 2023
    All very easy & I was grateful they were so accommodating Maribel was our host and she provided great insight into their traditions and neighborhoods. None of the food and drink selections were ones I would have chosen on my own, which is what makes the food tour so special. I had a wonderful time and would go again. This process was all very easy and I was grateful they were so accommodating.
    January 15, 2023
    Highlight of our Barcelona visit We ate at three wonderful small restaurants and had a delicious variety of tapas. They were all unique places that we never would have found on our own. So glad we found this tour online- it was easy to book, and easy to find our guide in the Gothic quarter. So much fun- I highly recommend it!
    January 4, 2023
    Best Food Tour Lorea was fantastic, professional and fun! The sites chosen were all walkable and provided a glimpse into the Gothic and Jewish quarters. More importantly, the food and wine were wonderful. We are still talking about it to our friends and neighbors. Well worth the money!!
    November 16, 2022
    A must do for tapas experience My experience with Maribel was outstanding. She provided an excellent tasting at several fine local establishments giving our small group of strangers an evening with education about tapas and tasting the best, from wine to dessert. She was so inviting and personable. Walking pace was easy, food choices were delicious. Price point excellent. Highly recommend.
    Kelly O
    November 13, 2022
    Great first night in Barcelona. I had this tour lined up to orient myself and give me an idea of tapas in Barcelona. The tour did not disappoint! I was introduced to tapas I have never tried before and enjoyed every single dish. The locations were top quality and I'll definitely return. Lorea took time to explain everything, as well as sharing her knowledge of the city.
    Megan S
    November 12, 2022
    Ridiculous Food! We did three food tours on Portugal/Spain trip and this was the best one by far! The food was ridiculously good and appreciated the group was small. Gracia was very knowledgeable not only of Spanish food and culture, but history as well! I highly recommend booking this when you arrive to Barcelona.
    John H
    November 10, 2022
    Amazing experience! This was the perfect tour for my wife and I on our first visit to Barcelona. Our guide (Lorea) was charming, knowledgeable and passionate about her city and Tapas. We were treated like family at every stop and the pairings and variety of wine and Tapas were fantastic! We'll be back!

    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 let you experience all the great food Barcelona has to offer while side-stepping the crowds. 

    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.

    We strike no deals and ask for no discounts or commissions. This is how it must be done, with 100% respect for small, local business and delicious, quality food.

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