A visit to Juvé y Camps

The winemakers of Juvé y Camps do not have much to complain about in terms of their view from their laboratory. Montserrat is towering in all its glory right outside the window, surrounded by blue skies and green vineyards. Also their test room has the same great view, and we could admire it while we had the opportunity to try their…

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Feel at home for real at Cal Ruget Biohotel.

In Penedes, there are not many hotels. Naturally, we had problems to find accommodation in Sant Sadurni d’Anoia or in Vila Franca who is also one of the larger villages in the region. Luckily we got a recommendation from a friend at Freixenet, who knows a couple who runs a rural hotel in the middle of the vineyards, overlooking the montain…

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An other day in the world of cava! Vilarnau, Codorníu and Parés Baltà

Up early, quick breakfast and shower before the we went back to Vilarnau to look more carefully at how the automated harvest is done, because now it was time for Parellada. The machines are extremely efficient and shakes the grapes that are collected in large containers on the harvester’s roof. The machine has legs on either side of the rows. Two…

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To visit four cava producers in one day is hard work!

It’s harvest time in the Penedès. It is from August until now everything happens, and it is this all the producers and grape frames have waited for. The grape presses are working all night long and everyone is doing their outmost to get the grapes home as quickly as possible. I myself am totally exhausted after a day with visits to four cava producers, with lots of information and a very…

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The afternoon with Pere Ventura

Pere Ventura is a very young house that has been about twenty years in the market. But in this short time they have developed into an export success and is now available in 35 countries. We were welcomed and taken care of Christian, who surprised us very much by greeting us in Swedish! After working in sweden for some years he had now returned to Spain. After a tour of the vineyards…

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