50 Great Cavas 2014 coverThe 50 Great Cava ebook

Back in 2011 we decided to write the most comprehensive guide to Spanish sparkling quaffs available online and to make it even better, it was and is free to download!

Not only does the book showcase the best wines from this virtually undiscovered Designation of Origen (DO), but gives Cava the recognition is deserves. Rivaling Champagne in both quality and tradition, Cavas from Spain often get little to no love from the world wine market, and we decided to change that. It’s written for both consumers and wine professionals, so everyone really can enjoy and learn from our hard, palate-breaking work.’ ;)

The 50 Great Cava wine tasting tour

5'0 Great Cava wine tasting tour3 years on and we’ve put together the 50 Great Cava Tour which is a unique grape escape excursion allowing wine lovers to visit some of the 50 Great Cavas producers in Spain. All of the visits are highly personalised and owner and/or winemaker led. Bubble fans will really get a feel for what makes each Bodega so special. More importantly, though, through the visits you will come to understand Cava on a much grander scale…what makes it such a distinct region in terms of people, quality, innovation, and character.

Tour options

1 day 50 Great Cava tour

  • 09.30 Barcelona or Sitges accommodation pick up and transfer to the Penedès wine region where some 95% of all Spanish Cava is produced.
  • 10.30 Winery visit with emphasis on the making and production of a great cava
  • 11.30 Winery visit with emphasis on the terroir and vines required to make a great cava
  • 13.30 Full course lunch in a typical catalan masia restaurant
  • 15.30 Transfer to Barcelona or Sitges accommoodation.

2 day 50 Great Cava tour 

Day 1

  • 09.30 Barcelona or Sitges accommodation pick up and transfer to the Garraf wine region
  • 10.30 Winery visit with emphasis on the the terroir and vines required to make a great cava. 4×4 expedition up and over rugged limestone scenery – extreme cava tasting!
  • 13.30 Full course lunch in a typical catalan masia restaurant
  • 15.30 Winery visit with emphasis on the production of young and reserve cavas
  • 17.30 Transfer to Barcelona or Sitges accommoodation

Day 2 

  • 09.30 Barcelona or Sitges accommodation pick up and transfer to the Penedes wine region
  • 10.30 Winery visit with emphasis on the production of Grand Reserve Cavas
  • 12.00 Winery visit with emphasis on modernistic architecture and 100+ year tradition
  • 14.00 Lunch in a typical Catalan masia restaurant
  • 16.00 Transfer to Barcelona or Sitges accommoodation

Prices per person (based on a group of 4 persons) :

1 day 50 Great Cava tour: 165 Euros per person

2 day 50 Great Cava tour: 285 Euros per person

For groups greater than 6 please request a personalised proposal based on number of people.

renaut espacePrices include:

  • Transfer to and from accommodation or other meeting point in luxury Renault Espace vehicle or similar
  • English speaking driver
  • English speaking guide and one of the authors of the 50 Great Cava ebook
  • Winery visits as specified in the itinerary and tasting
  • Full course lunch with some of the 50 Great Cavas not tasted in the visit schedule

How to book

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So who are making the 50 Great Cavas?

Well we’ve visited most of them and we wrote about them with the wine tourist in mind. So sit down with a glass of Cava (one of the 50 Greats if at all possible) and enjoy the blog posts on each one:

Canals Canals>> – Vallformosa>> – Finca Valldosera>> – Albet i Noya>>

Capità Vidal>> – Rovellats>>  – Ferret Guasch>> – Mas Can Colomé>> Canals i Munné>>

Gramona>> – Torrens Moliner>> – Rimarts>> – Celler Vell>>  – Agustí Torelló>>

 Get a free copy of the 50 Great Cava ebook 2014 here>>