Set in the heart of El Penedès, otherwise known as the cava region, a fantastic old Catalan cottage (the Heretat Vall-Ventós masia) dominates an area of 100 hectares of uninterrupted vineyards. It also houses (for 24 years now) one of the most traditionally run wine and cava-making facilities in the area…[Read more →]
The Infocostabrava team attended this year’s Cavatast 2009 edition, officially making it a recurring event in their agenda. For a full summary and read about the mechanics of the tradeshow, read our Cavatast article…[Read more →]
Cavatast is one of the most exciting gastronomic/culinary Autumn events in Catalonia. It is the showcase for Barcelona’s cava province, the Penedès. Once a year all cava producers flock to the capital of cava, Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, where they literally take over the main street and set up a stall for a weekend and start serving cava. The gentle temperatures in the area make this a fantastic event to enjoy the last of the warm weather outdoors…[Read more →]
For those who have already visited Barcelona city and seen its coast, but are still curious so as to what the Barcelona greater area (or, in local-speak, the Province) has to offer, this is something that might interest you.
It has to do with the full-blown wine and cava industry which sprang centuries ago in the Penedès area (at the very least, the names of Torres, Freixenet and Codorniu will sound familiar to foreigners who love their fermented grapes). It’s a selection of driving routes through Catalonia’s particular Wine and Cava County…[Read more →]