Wine and Cava festivals not to be missed

In Catalonia, more than 180 food and wine events are held each year. If you don’t know which one to choose, here are some of the most outstanding events.

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January

Festa del Vi Novell i de l’Oli Nou (First Wine of the Harvest and New Oil Festival)

Place: Bot

Designation of Origin: DO Terra Alta

The New Wine and New Oil Festival is one of Catalonia’s first festivals of the year and dedicated to these two products. It is held at the Agrícola Sant Josep winery and offers a wide range of wines to be tasted from the winery along with olive oils to sample.

February

Jornades Gastronòmiques del Corder de la Terra Alta (Lamb-themed Gastronomic Days in Terra Alta)

Place: Various towns and cities

Designation of Origin: DO Terra Alta

Throughout the month, the region’s restaurants prepare special menus with lamb as the main ingredient, combining it with quality products from the area such as wine and olive oil.

March

“Decanta”

Place: Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and Sant Llorenç d’Hortons

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès and DO Cava

Decanta is a festival which combines music and signature wines and Cavas. It is held in March in the municipalities of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and Sant Llorenç d’Hortons. Concerts are organised, in which the music of the artists is linked to the wines and Cavas of a DO Penedès or DO Cava winery.

 

Festa del Vi i l’Oli Novell (Wine and New Oil Festival)

Place: Sant Jaume dels Domenys

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

This festival is held at the beginning of the year and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a traditional farmhouse breakfast made with local products, a display of ancient arts and crafts along with a gathering of lacemakers. There is also a food market which features wine and olive oil products.

April

Mercat de Vins i Caves (Wine and Cava Market)

Place: Montblanc

Designation of Origin: DO Conca de Barberà

The Wine and Cava Market is a golden opportunity to taste the latest new wines along with the classics from the county’s wineries. In the Plaça de Santa Maria you can taste the wines and sparkling wines from the DO Conca de Barberà wineries.

 

Festival del Vi Vívid (Vívid Wine Festival)

Place: Various municipalities

Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

Vívid is a festival linked to the world of wine and wine tourism which, throughout the month of April, offers an extensive programme of activities, such as wine tastings in unique locations, in monasteries or the coves of Cap de Creus and tastings paired with music and a wide range of food and wine.

 

Fira del Vi Dolç (Sweet Wine Fair)

Place: Figueres (April and May)

Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

This event is exclusively dedicated to the genuine and renowned sweet wines of the DO Empordà. It includes pairing sessions, a sales fair, tasting sessions as well as cocktail workshops.

 

Fira de les cooperatives agrícoles del Priorat (Priorat Agricultural Cooperatives Fair)

Place: Falset (Saturday before Easter)

Designation of Origin: DO Montsant

The exhibition offers the opportunity of tasting DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant wines as well as PDO Siurana oils. Apart from the tasting, the day includes other complementary activities related to these featured agri-food products.

 

“Microvi”

Place: Avinyonet del Penedès

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

The main activities of this wine festival are to present the small wineries, the Nit de Sumolls (an evening dedicated to the Sumoll grape variety) and hold wine tastings of the Garraf Massif wines. In addition, the programme is completed with other events distributed in various emblematic locations in Avinyonet del Penedès.

 

Mostra de Formatges i Vins (Cheese and Wine Exhibition)

Place: Gratallops

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat

This is a gastronomic experience to enjoy, learn, exchange experiences, and get to know and discover the local products. Cheese producers from all over Catalonia and winemakers from the DOQ Priorat and the DO Montsant wineries will offer you their new products for you to taste.

 

“Poboleda de Vins” 

Place: Poboleda

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat

The wineries in the town of Poboleda that organise this exhibition maintain the formula of combining wine tasting and local cuisine with a community and family approach, so that visitors of all different ages and profiles can participate.

 

El vi de la Passió (Wine of the Passion – Easter celebrations)

Place: Vilalba dels Arcs

Designation of Origin: DO Terra Alta

Within the framework of La Passió de Vilalba Easter celebrations, a guided tasting is organised including various wines from the wineries of Vilalba dels Arcs which form part of the DO Terra Alta. In addition, during the tasting, the clay amphorae containing the Wine of the Passion are opened and the wine is tasted for the first time after having been sealed months before.

May

Mostra de Vins i Caves de Proximitat (Local Wine and Cava Exhibition)

Place: Agramunt

Designation of Origin: DO Costers del Segre

Agramunt’s Local Wine and Cava Exhibition was first held in 2013 with the aim of making tastings of wine products from the DO Costers del Segre available to the general public.

 

Arrels del Vi (Wine Roots)

Place: Sant Martí d’Empúries

Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

A unique opportunity to taste more than 100 samples of the best Empordà wines in a Riedel glass and be able to buy some real wine gems from the DO Empordà range at winery prices.

 

Tocs de Vi de l’Empordà (Touches of Wine from l’Empordà)

Place: Girona

Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

Several wineries in the DO Empordà and restaurateurs in the Plaça Independència in Girona present you with pairings of Empordà wines with culinary tastings from bars and restaurants in the area.

 

Fira del Vi (Wine Fair)

Place: Falset

Designation of Origin: DO Montsant and DOQ Priorat

This fair dedicated to the wines of the two designations of origin of the region, the DOQ Priorat and the DO Montsant is held in the first weekend of May in Falset. The exhibiting wineries offer a tasting of their wines and, as fringe events, there are conferences, introductory courses to wine tasting, open days in various wineries, among other activities which are held over the same weekend.

 

Nit de les Garnatxes (Grenache Night)

Place: Capçanes

Designation of Origin: DO Montsant

Nit de les Garnatxes is a fair that transforms the Celler de Capçanes winery into a festive space where you can enjoy wine and gastronomy tastings, as well as music and other artistic performances.

 

“VideNit”

Place: Marçà

Designation of Origin: DO Montsant and DOQ Priorat

Wine tastings from wineries in the Priorat region and guest wineries from the DO Terra Alta and the DO Empordà, paella and live music.

 

Temps de Vi (Wine Festival)

Place: Vilanova i la Geltrú

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

You can enjoy lots of different activities and celebrations, held over three days in the heart of Vilanova i la Geltrú; wine is the featured product of the festival. There will be some forty stands representing various designations of origin, food stands, musical performances and a children’s area with activities related to the world of wine.

 

“Vigralla” 

Place: Llorenç del Penedès

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

Wine, Cava and music are the stars of the Vigralla event held in Llorenç del Penedès, an exhibition that promotes wine products from the Baix Penedès region.

 

Mostra de vins de la DO Pla de Bages “Vi_suals” (DO Pla de Bages Wine Exhibition)

Place: Various municipalities

Designation of Origin: DO Pla de Bages

An innovative project dedicated to wine and the visual arts. The wineries of the DO Pla de Bages hold open days with tastings and exhibit works and short films by local visual artists. A very artistic pairing!

 

Tast amb Llops (Wine Tasting organised by the Hotel Cal Llop)

Place: Gratallops

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat

A wine event that aims to promote and raise awareness of the small-production wines made by the wineries of Gratallops.

 

Tast amb Dones (Wine Tasting with Women)

Place: Gratallops

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat

Tasting for wine professionals and amateurs which brings together the female wine producers of Priorat wine. Other guest wineries also take part.

 

Tast de Carinyenes (Tasting of Carignan Varieties)

Place: Porrera

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat

Tasting of wines made with the Carignan grape variety, with limited production. It is organised by the Porrera wineries association, made up of 22 wineries. The wines are bottled especially for this tasting session.

 

Fira del Vi i Festa del Vi  (Wine Fair and Wine Festival)

Place: Falset

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat and the DO Montsant

Fair dedicated to the DOQ Priorat and the DO Montsant wineries. In addition to wine tastings, wine cooking competitions, open days in various wineries are also organised, along with wine pairings, oil exhibitions, among other activities.

 

Tast de Cal Compte  (Tasting Session at Cal Compte) 

Place: Torroja

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant

A tasting session that takes place in the rural accommodation of Cal Compte, where tastings of different DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant wines, virgin olive oils and organic bread with views of the vineyards and the Montsant mountain range.

 

Tast de les Mines i Nit de les Mines (Tasting at the Mines and Night of the Mines)

Place: Bellmunt del Priorat

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat

Gastronomy tasting in the Mines Museum venue in Bellmunt del Priorat with guest wineries from the DOQ Priorat. More than 40 wines are tasted accompanied by tapas made by restaurants in the area, all with live music giving the event a great atmosphere.

 

Mostra d’Arts i Oficis i Tastavin’s (Arts and Crafts Exhibition and “Tastavin’s”)

Place: Ascó

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

Ascó becomes the epicentre of Catalan crafts with the Arts and Crafts Exhibition. A wide range of demonstrations of the trades of stonemasons, potters, jewellers, stained glass artists, etc. The exhibition is held jointly with “Tastavin’s”, a wine tasting with the participation of four the designations of origin of Tarragona (DO Tarragona, DOQ Priorat, DO Montsant and DO Terra Alta). There is also an evening dance and a vermouth session to electronic music.

 

“Valls Va de Vins”

Place: Valls

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

Wine exhibition from the DO Tarragona wineries, accompanied by tapas prepared by local restaurants together with live music.

June

“Tast”

Place: Tiana

Designation of Origin: DO Alella

The Gastronomic and Wine Fair of Tiana where you can enjoy the best cuisine and the best DO Alella wines.

 

Festa del Trepat (Trepat Festival)

Place: Barberà de la Conca

Designation of Origin: DO Conca de Barberà

A festival held in the streets and venues of Barberà de la Conca with activities related to the world of wine, art and culture. Wines from local wineries made with the classic Trepat variety can be tasted, as well as having exhibitions staged by artists from various disciplines.

 

Fira del Vi del Pirineu (Pyrenees Wine Fair)

Place: Talarn

Designation of Origin: DO Costers del Segre

A fair that aims to promote the wineries and wines of the Alt Pirineu area. The wines are paired with traditional and local gastronomic dishes. Visits to private wineries are also scheduled.

 

Fira Masroig Vi Solidari (Masroig Solidarity Wine Fair)

Place: Masroig

Designation of Origin: DO Montsant

A fair organised by seven wineries of the DO Montsant that connects the world of wine with the reality of today’s society. The objective of the wine tasting sessions is to work with a charitable cause.

 

“Vinyasons”

Place: Various municipalities

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

Music, Wine and Gastronomy Festival in the Penedès wineries. Participants enjoy evenings of wine tastings, local produce and live music in magical settings over several summer evenings.

 

“Vinyart”

Place: Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

A festival promoted by Cava producer, Freixenet which includes wine tasting, gourmet product tastings, live music and food trucks.

 

Nit de Picapolls (Piquepoul Night) 

Place: Manresa

Designation of Origin: DO Pla de Bages

Event that offers tastings of wines made with the piquepoul variety, one of the traditional grape varieties of the DO Pla de Bages. There is also a tapas tasting session prepared by the Fogons Gastronòmics del Bages Association, live music and castelleres (human towers) performances.

 

Weekend open days at the wineries

Place: DO Pla de Bages

Several wineries of the DO Pla de Bages open their doors to visitors to raise awareness of their facilities and offer tastings of their wines.

 

Fira del Vi de la DO Tarragona (DO Tarragona Wine Fair)

Place: Tarragona

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

Fair with the participation of the DO Tarragona wineries and cooperatives from the four counties of the territory as well as Cava and vermouth producers. The sessions are accompanied by tastings of products from stalls in Tarragona’s Central Market.

 

Reus Viu el Vi (Reus “Viu el Vi”  Wine Festival)

Place: Reus

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

A wine festival with the participation of wineries from the Tarragona region along with restaurants who offer tastings of their products, such as bread, olive oil, etc. It also includes the Reus Vermouth Fair with various tasting sessions.

 

Fira del Vi (Wine Fair)

Place: Salou

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

Exhibition and wine tasting of the DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant wines and a sampling of agri-food products from Priorat, such as honey and olive oil, among others.

 

“Xarel·lada”

Place: Cunit

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

A real Xarel·lo Festival next to the sea. Wineries producing wines made with the xarel·lo variety offer wine tastings from the DO Tarragona wines. There are also tastings of dishes prepared by the town’s restaurants and local bakers.

 

Eclipsi de Garnatxes Blanques (Eclipse of White Grenaches)

Place: Changing venues

Designation of Origin: DO Terra Alta

A very special evening event dedicated to wine. Wineries and restaurants from the DO Terra Alta celebrate the arrival of summer with tastings of white Grenache wines paired with tapas prepared by the restaurants in the area.

July

Mostra de vins i caves catalans (Catalan Wine and Cava Exhibition)

Place: Sant Pol de Mar

Designation of Origin: DO Alella

An evening to enjoy the best wines and Cavas of various Catalan designations of origin, along with tastings of local cuisine and musical performances.

 

Festa del Cava (Cava Festival)

Place: Prades

Designation of Origin: DO Cava

A festival featuring Cava with various tastings, wine and beer tasting masterclasses, musical performances and dancing. Restaurants and bars in the area offer special menus and tapas for the occasion.

 

Tastet de Vi i Formatge (Wine and Cheese Tasting)

Place: Sort

Designation of Origin: DO Costers del Segre

An itinerary which includes a visit to the Batlliu winery and the Tros de Sort cheese factory to sample a wine pairing of the DO Costers del Segre with artisan cheeses.

 

Tast d’Alçada (High-altitude tasting)

Place: Puigmal

Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

Wine tasting that takes place after climbing the Puigmal peak. Participants can enjoy an unforgettable experience tasting wines from a dozen wineries in the DO Empordà with unbeatable views.

 

Banc Sabadell Vijazz Penedès

Place: Vilafranca del Penedès

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès and DO Cava

The Vijazz event offers excellent jazz performances paired with wines and Cavas from the Penedès area. It is held in the historic spots of Vilafranca and also includes complementary cultural and gastronomic activities.

 

Festival Música a les Vinyes (Music Festival in the Vineyards)

Place: Subirats

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

The festival combines the tasting of the Penedès wines with first-class artistic concert performances starring some of today’s popular musicians.

 

Tast de vins de la Vila del Lloar i les Solanes del Molar (Vila del Lloar and Solanes del Molar Wine Tasting)

Place: El Lloar

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat

A total of nine wineries offer tastings of their DOQ Priorat wines at this exhibition. There is also live music, tastings of local cuisine and bouncy castles for children.

 

Fira del vi i del cava (Wine and Cava Fair)

Place: Prades

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

Wine and artisan products are the theme of this fair. Tastings of local wines, Cavas and craft beers are accompanied by live music. There are stalls with local products such as cold meats and cheeses and the village bars offer tapas which have been prepared to pair with the wines from the wineries.

August

Mostra Gastronòmica (Gastronomic Exhibition)

Place: Cabrils

Designation of Origin: DO Alella

The Cabrils Gastronomic, Trade and Handicrafts Exhibition is a gastronomic and touristic event that brings together wineries in the area, restaurateurs and caterers who offer varied dishes and tapas as well as numerous handicraft stalls.

 

Ruta de Vins DO Catalunya (DO Catalunya Wine Route)

Place: Barcelona

Designation of Origin: DO Catalunya

Wine tasting from various DO Catalunya wineries which is celebrated with the Gràcia Festival in Barcelona. Visitors can taste a different wine on every street.

 

Festa de la Verema – Fira DO Conca de Barberà “Brinda’m vi” (Raise a toast with wine – Grape Gathering Festival – DO Conca de Barberà Fair)

Place: L’Espluga de Francolí

Designation of Origin: DO Conca de Barberà

An exhibition of wines and Cavas from the region with tasting sessions and sales of the products. It includes various tastings, the grape carrying race and a piada contest for women in which they have to demonstrate their grape-treading skills.

 

Fira Vins i Caves (Wines and Cava Fair)

Place: Palafrugell

Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

Fair held in Palafrugell due to its links with wine and the cork industry. Various Catalan designations of origin take part, with cheese tastings and concerts with the Street Jazz Costa Brava event.

 

Nasset, Nas, Nassot (lit. Little nose, Nose, Big nose)

Place: Porrera

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat

Contest for people of all ages to recognise the most skilled connoisseurs in identifying the aromas and flavours of Porrera wines in a blind tasting. It consists of three categories for children of different ages and for couples, who have to answer a questionnaire related to wine tasting.

 

Nits de vins (Wine Nights)

Place: Torroja

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat

Wine tasting offered by the wineries of Torroja del Priorat. The evening is livened up with music and attendees can enjoy special menus at the village’s restaurants.

 

“Firatast”

Place: The Papiolet

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

An event that includes a guided wine tasting of the DO Tarragona wines, an al fresco dinner and a musical performance.

 

“Firagost”

Place: Valls

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

Fair for exhibitors of artisan products, fruit and plants. It includes a wine and craft beer display, as well as agricultural machinery, livestock and vehicle exhibition.

 

Fira del Vi (Wine Fair)

Place: Batea

Designation of Origin: DO Terra Alta

Part of Batea’s Town Festival, three days that combine music and wine as the best of pairings. In addition to wine tastings with musical performances there are also correbars (Catalan equivalent of a pub crawl) and vermouth sessions to electronic music.

September

Festa de la Verema (Grape Harvest Festival)

Place: Alella

Designation of Origin: DO Alella

A popular and traditional festival to celebrate the harvesting of the wine grapes. With a presentation of wines from the DO Alella, wine master classes, a craft fair, gastronomic exhibition, a traditional correfoc (fire-run), and performances by the town’s giants, dances, etc.

 

Jornades Gastronòmiques de Tastets (Tastets Gastronomic Days)

Place: Vallromanes

Designation of Origin: DO Alella

Gastronomic Days featuring the pairing of wine with dishes from the town’s restaurants. The tastings are accompanied by DO Alella wines and craft beers.

 

Fira del Tast i mostra gastronòmica (Tasting Fair and Gastronomic Fair)

Place: Llinars del Vallès

Designation of Origin: DO Alella

Coinciding with the Llinars Festival, this event is celebrated in which the tasting of wines and Cavas plays the leading role, along with the culinary proposals from the restaurants in the area.

 

Mostra de Vins i Caves de Catalunya (Wines and Cavas of Catalonia Exhibition)

Place: Barcelona

Designation of Origin: All the Designations of Origin

An exhibition that showcases the Catalan Designations of Origin in Barcelona. Nearly forty Catalan wineries give you the opportunity to taste and experience the world of wine from their stands.

 

Festa de la Fil·loxera (Phylloxera Festival)

Place: Sant Sadurní d’Anoia

Designation of Origin: DO Cava and DO Penedès

An event that commemorates how the inhabitants of Sant Sadurní overcame the phylloxera blight at the end of the 19th century. A correfoc (fire-run) group runs through the streets of the town and the festival concludes with a splash of cava to celebrate the victory.

 

El Vi i la seva Nova Cultura (Wine and its New Culture)

Place: Albi

Designation of Origin: DO Costers del Segre

Conferences on the world of wine which deals with various subjects affecting the wine sector with the participation of wineries in the area. They are open to everyone and include a wine tasting.

 

Mostra del Vi de l’Empordà (Empordà Wine Fair)

Place: Figueres

Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

An opportunity for lovers of the DO Empordà wines, with various tastings that are complemented with tastings of agri-food products from the area.

 

Festa de la Verema (Grape Gathering Festival)

Place: Changing venues

Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

Festival to kick off the start of the grape gathering season with the pressing of the first must. Its venues change, as it is held in a different municipality of the DO Empordà each year.

 

Festa del Vi i la Verema a l’antiga (Wine and Traditional Grape Gathering Festival)

Place: Poboleda

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat

The DOQ Priorat wineries travel back in time and go back to their roots for a day. The old-fashioned grape gathering methods with carts and mules, the piada del raïm (grape-treading) and wine tastings are the main events of the festival.

October

“VI+”

Place: Various municipalities

Designation of Origin: DO Alella

The “VI+” event aims to promote the world of wine through a cycle of wine tourism activities and experiences. Visits to wineries, guided tastings, menus and gastronomy workshops, wine therapy and literature and poetry paired with wine to name just a few.

 

“Cavatast”

Place: Sant Sadurní d’Anoia

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès and DO Cava

Nearly fifty Cava wineries and restaurants, charcuteries, patisseries and chocolate makers offer tastings to visitors, who also have the option of visiting the town’s wineries and Cava producers.

 

Setmana del Cava (Cava Week)

Place: Sant Sadurní d’Anoia

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès and DO Cava

Event organised by the Confraria del Cava Association with the collaboration of the majority of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia’s Cava producers. In addition to the Cava tasting, there is also the town parade, the opening proclamation, the appointment of the new members of the association and the “Cavatast” event.

 

Festa del Vi (Wine Festival)

Place: Lleida

Designation of Origin: DO Costers del Segre

Coinciding with the grape-gathering period and first wines from the harvest, this festival hosts wineries that are part of the Lleida-Costers del Segre Wine Route. The wine tastings are combined with children’s cooking workshops and musical performances.

 

Festa de la Verema i el Vi (Grape Gathering and Wine Festival)

Place: Verdú

Designation of Origin: DO Costers del Segre

This festival keeps old wine-making traditions alive by promoting the wines of the DO Costers del Segre and especially those of the Vall del Corb subzone. There are wine tastings, grape-treading, music and activities for children.

 

Fira de Santa Teresa Mostravi (Santa Teresa Mostravi Fair)

Place: El Vendrell

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

DO Penedès wineries exhibit their new products and offer tastings at this fair, which has its origins in the first third of the 19th century. Cultural events such as theatrical and folk performances, parades and castelleres (human towers) celebrations round off the day.

 

Festa del Most (Wine Must Festival)

Place: La Granada

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

A traditional festival that revolves around the wine must, with countless activities for the whole family to enjoy: community sardine dinners, stick dancing, the town’s giant display, parades, correfocs (fire-runs), chocolate tastings and the traditional donkey’s climb up to the bell tower.

 

Festa de la Verema (Grape Gathering Festival)

Place: Sitges

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

The proclamation announces the official start of this celebration, which includes events such as the pressing of the first must, the grape-treading contest and the weighing of the town’s Hereu and Pubilla (nominated Heir and Heiress who represent the town) with their equivalent weight in wine.

 

Festa del Most (Wine Must Festival)

Place: Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues celebrates the end of the grape gathering period and the arrival of the first wine of the harvest with a grand festival that includes community dinners, children’s activities, performances by the town’s giants, children’s correfoc (fire-run), sardana dances, etc.

 

Mostra d’Embotits i Vins d’Alçada (Cold Meat and High-altitude Wine Exhibition)

Place: La Llacuna

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

La Llacuna offers you an artisanal cold meats tasting session with DO Penedès wines produced with grapes from vines planted at a higher altitude than usual.

 

Festa del Ball del Most (Wine Must Dance Festival)

Place: Sant Pere de Riudebitlles

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

The end of the grape gathering period is accompanied by traditional dances and an unusual contest in Sant Pere de Riudebitlles. It is the known as Arrencaceps (lit. pull out the vines), which aims to find the strongest man and woman in the town. They have to complete a variety of tests such as pulling a tractor and tossing the caber. The festival includes wine and Cava tastings.

 

Festa del Most (Wine Must Festival)

Place: Font-rubí

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

Recovering the ancient traditions of the world of wine is the aim of this festival where there is a hearty breakfast for the grape pickers, community grape-treading, parades and the town dances, all accompanied with generous supplies of DO Penedès wines.

 

Festa de la Verema del Bages (Bages Grape Gathering Festival)

Place: Artés

Designation of Origin: DO Pla de Bages

A tribute to the wine and the vineyard of the Bages region. A day in which everyone gets on a tractor trailer to go gathering grapes, enjoying street shows, tasting quality wines from the DO Pla de Bages and discovering the work of small artisan workers.

 

Nocturna Vinum

Place: Manresa

Designation of Origin: DO Pla de Bages

This live music tour is also an exhibition of works of the visual artists from Bages. Visitors enjoy glasses of wine from the DO Pla de Bages paired with small gastronomic treats, all while enjoying live art and music.

 

Mostra del Vi i la Gastronomia (Wine and Gastronomy Show)

Place: Cambrils

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

The Cambrils Fisherman’s Park hosts this food and wine event. A showcase of the town’s rich gastronomic heritage. The activities are varied and for all types of people: free guided tastings, pairings, show-cooking demonstrations, educational gastronomic activities, children’s workshops and shows.

 

Fira del Vi (Wine Fair)

Place: Mora la Nova

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

A large wine exhibition that hosts wines from the DO Montsant, Priorat, Terra Alta and Tarragona, as well as the wines from some wineries in the Ribera d’Ebre, within the DO. The most noteworthy events are the presentation of first wines of the harvest, the wine tasting contest and the exhibition and sale of products.

 

Mostra Enogastronòmica L’Enramada (The Enramada Enogastronomy Exhibition)

Place: L’Arboç

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

An exhibition to make the general public aware of the town’s gastronomic gem: the coca enramada (a savoury pastry typical of the area). Restaurants, farmers and cooperative wineries offer tastings of this typical product, accompanied by parallel activities such as show-cooking demonstrations, pairings, children’s activities and folk performances.

 

Festa de la Verema (Grape Gathering Festival)

Place: Corbera d’Ebre

Designation of Origin: DO Terra Alta

In Corbera d’Ebre they celebrate the end of the grape gathering period by recovering traditions such as grape picking demonstrations and the treading of the grapes. Tastings of DO Terra Alta wines, fortified wines and artisanal sour wines are paired with home-made pastries and the clotxa, a typical meal in the area that consists of a hollowed-out bread roll stuffed with tomatoes and sardines.

November

Dia Europeu de l’Enoturisme (European Day of Wine Tourism)

Place: Various cities

Designation of Origin: All the Designations of Origin

Conference day promoted by the European Network of Wine Cities to highlight the wine territories and promote local tourism. The wine culture of the Catalan designations of origin is brought closer to the public through activities such as walks through the vineyards, free guided tours of the wineries, tasting courses, farmers’ breakfasts, etc.

 

“Safrània”

Place: Montblanc

Designation of Origin: DO Conca de Barberà

This agri-food fair with products from Conca de Barberà is a real showcase of products from the county. The attendees can enjoy visits to the flowery saffron fields for the grape gathering, wine tastings, live show-cooking demonstrations, performances and children’s cooking workshops, among others.

 

Fòrum Gastronòmic – Fòrum Vi (Gastronomic Forum – Wine Forum)

Place: Girona – Barcelona

Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

Renowned gastronomic fair involving 300 exhibitors, more than 100 activities and the participation of Michelin-star chefs. It is held in Barcelona and Girona, among other cities, and is a meeting point for professionals in the gastronomic sector from all over Europe and displays the latest trends in the world of wine and restaurants.

 

Fira del Vi Nou (New Wine Fair)

Place: Calonge

Designation of Origin: DO Empordà

A traditional festival to welcome the first wine of the harvest. The parade of the barrels through the old quarter of Calonge up to the castle is a highlight of the day, which is rounded off with tastings and activities related to the world of wine.

 

Festa del Vi Novell (First Wine of the Harvest Festival)

Place: Masroig

Designation of Origin: DO Montsant

Masroig celebrates this traditional festival where a tap is put in the barrel for the first time to taste the wine of the summer grape harvest. At the wine tasting festival of the DO Montsant wines, the event is accompanied by tasting sessions of oils from the new crop as well as musical performances.

 

Festa del Most de la Ràpita (La Ràpita Wine Must Festival)

Place: Santa Margarida i els Monjos

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

When the grapes are ready to be trodden at the wineries, Santa Margarida i els Monjos begins the new wine festival, where the traditional wine tastings of the DO Penedès, vine pruning competitions and the corremost, an unusual parade with bicycles, a tour of the wineries accompanied by a charanga band while tasting the must.

 

Most, Festival Internacional de Cinema del Vi i del Cava (“Most”, International Wine, Cava and Film Festival)

Place: Vilafranca del Penedès

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès and DO Cava

Festival that combines the world of wine with that of cinema. The wineries organise exclusive cinema sessions that are held together with wine tastings and guided tours. You can also see film premières in the town’s cinema, with wine and cava tasting sessions.

 

Festa del Vi Novell (First Wine of the Harvest Festival)

Place: Vilanova i la Geltrú

Designation of Origin: DO Penedès

A festival in which you can taste around 25 wines from the DO Penedès and other designations, directly from the wine producers in the counties of Garraf and Penedès. It also includes a gastronomic exhibition.

 

Festa del Vi Blanc (White Wine Festival)

Place: La Morera de Montsant

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat

The “white wine”, a sweet non-alcoholic wine that was made in the town on dates close to All Saints’ Day and the Castanyada (chestnut festival), is the star of this festival. Tastings of sweet and sour wines are also offered, which can be combined with a traditional tapa of the area.

 

“Tasta” Porrera

Place: Porrera

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat

Experience in a unique tasting in Porrera by participating in this festival offered by 18 wineries of the town. The tastings are paired with dishes from the local cuisine from the gastronomic exhibition which is held together with Tasta”.

 

Festa del Vi – Mostra de vins DO Terra Alta (Wine Festival – DO Terra Alta Wine Exhibition)

Place: Gandesa

Designation of Origin: DO Terra Alta

This exhibition brings together more than 30 wineries from the DO Terra Alta which exhibit their new products. This festival includes the White Grenache Evening, a tasting of wines made with this variety, visits to wineries, guided tastings and gastronomic proposals from local chefs.

December

Biu un Tros de Sort (a play on words in Catalan, which means “experience a bit of luck”)

Place: Sort

Designation of Origin: DO Costers del Segre

A route that combines hiking with food and wine and starts out in Sort. Along the way between vineyards, an explanation is given to visitors on how the wine producers of the Vall de Sort and the Batlliu work.

 

Tast de Santa Bàrbara (Santa Barbara Tasting)

Place: Bellmunt del Priorat

Designation of Origin: DOQ Priorat

Annual exhibition of local wines that coincides with the celebrations organised by Bellmunt del Priorat in honour of the patron saint of miners. Several of the DOQ Priorat wineries offer wine tastings.

 

Fira de Nadal i mostra del Cava (Christmas Fair and Cava Exhibition)

Place: Ascó

Designation of Origin: DO Tarragona

Ascó celebrates its Christmas Fair together with the Cava Exhibition. A great opportunity to buy gifts and take the opportunity to taste around twenty sparkling wines in the DO Cava range and enjoy very Christmassy gastronomic tasting sessions.

All year round

Biblioteques amb DO (Libraries with a DO)

Place: Various towns and cities

Designation of Origin: All the DOs

A project that brings the culture of wine to the public libraries of Catalonia by enriching information resources, on wine culture and organising related activities, such as literary routes between vineyards, poetry recitals, etc.