Spring in Penedés- A program to enjoy!

I see pictures from Penedés every day, with almondtrres flowering and vines budding. All this why the snow around my hose slowly melts away and the temperatures are trying to stay above zero. Well well, This week In La Vanguardia one could read about a new spring program that some of the Penedés producers are inviting you to share. I have translated it to the best of my knowledge.


A total of 12 Catalan wineries have joined in the program 'La Primavera del Cava', which will be held from 1 to 21 May in the Penedès and who wants to promote wine tourism in the area.

So far, the wineries Agustí Torelló Mata, Codorníu, Giró Ribot, Gramona, Juvé & Camps, Llopart, Segura Viudas, Sumarroca, Torelló, Vallformosa, Vilarnau and Vins el Cep has joined the program.

All of them will share  activities designed for all ages, which will take place in the vineyards and are designed to make the visitors enjoy the spring weather as the same time as learning new things about cava.

For example, Vilarnau will on May 1st host a tasting of flowers and cavas in the vineyard that will begin with the collection of wild plants in the woods along with the sommelier Carles Aymerich from Celler de Can Roca and the specialist in the use of plants in the kitchen Everist March also he from  Celler de Can Roca.

On the 5th May, those who are interested will be able to enjoy, at Valformosa, a reading of tales that aims to publicize the wine tradition of the company, which dates back to 1865. And on Saturday May the 6th, Segura Viudas proposes a breakfast in the farmhouse with cava, wine and products of near by, followed by a naturalistic walk.

Also on that same Saturday, Gramona offers a tour of its vineyards to learn about the usefulness of medicinal plants, animals, flowers and stars. Llopart will that same day show their wineyards from a helicopter. 

Sunday 7th of May, Torelló welcomes visitors to take a tour of the vineyards with a following brunch.

The following weekend, Saturday May 13th, Codorníu hosts a tour of the vineyards by electric or conventional bicycle, a visit to the winery and a picnic made with Catalan gastronomy together with a tasting of cavas. On Sunday 14th  Agustí Torelló Mata offers a breakfast at the foot of the vineyard and a stroll through the cellar.

During the last weekend of this initiative, on Saturday May 20th, Vins El Cep presents a solidarity walk to visit with family and friends through the sites of the wineries accompanied by experts who will explain the fauna, flora and works of the vineyard , While Juvé & Camps will give the opetrunity to enjoy the flowering of the vines while mountain biking.

Finally, on Sunday, May 21st Sumarroca closes 'La Primavera del Cava' with a guided walk through its vineyards, to explain the natural cycle of the vineyards, and a tour in the Wine Jeep.

I really think it all sounds wonderful! But I have to wait until June, to  see all the friends and producers again.