Penedès is one of the most important wine regions in Spain and the largest in Catalonia, which is why the Penedès Denomination of Origin (DO) is known to wine lovers all over the world.
Located between Barcelona and Tarragona, this DO is particularly well known for its white and organic wine varieties. The vineyards of Penedès grow between mountains and in the typical climate of the Mediterranean, creating an ideal environment for experimentation and the search for new flavours.
Depending on its altitude and proximity to the sea, the DO Penedès is divided into three zones: the Upper Penedès, the Maritime Penedès and the Central Penedès. The singularity and diversity that distinguish the wines of this DO is explained precisely by the variety of soils in which they are produced and the climate differences of its zones.
The white wine of Penedès
The great quality of DO Penedès white wines is a major attribute of this appellation. In addition to the native varieties xarel·lo, macabeu and parellada, there are also imported varieties such as chardonnay, Riesling, sauvignon, etc., creating smooth yet very rich and aromatic wines, perfect to serve with Mediterranean fish and seafood dishes.
In addition to the popular white varieties, the red wines of the Penedès also have an excellent reputation and are particularly diverse, with varieties such as Garnacha, Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon.
It is impossible to talk about the Penedès DO wines without mentioning its commitment towards 100% organic wines, seeking to distinguish itself from other appellations by its total involvement in the territory. More and more Penedès wineries are opting for this way of making wine in full harmony with the environment, which adds great value to the final product. One of the DO's main objectives in the short term is to ensure that all the grapes for the 2025 harvest are certified organic.
Taste the best Penedès wines
Touring the villages of the Penedès and enjoying its wines is an experience not to be missed if you are visiting Catalonia. Wine tourism lovers who are eager to discover the wines of the Penedès and its wineries can venture out on the Penedès Wine Route, with numerous activities related to the world of wine. Visits to wineries, outdoor lunches and food and wine pairings, cultural routes to discover the wine-making tradition in the area or walking and cycling tours are just some of the experiences to be enjoyed on this wine route.
Grand Hotel Central, your 5* accommodation in Barcelona
If you are looking for accommodation in Catalonia to enjoy a Penedès wine tasting, at Grand Hotel Central Barcelona you will find an optimal location, very well connected with the most charming villages of the Penedès. From our 5* luxury boutique hotel in Barcelona you are only 40 minutes away by train from some of the best destinations in the Penedès, such as Vilafranca del Penedès, Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Vilanova i la Geltrú or Sitges.
You can also taste the authentic flavour of Mediterranean cuisine in our restaurant Bistro Helena, prepared with the best seasonal products from our chef, and enjoy a Wine & Bite experience with the best national wines accompanied by a tapa. At Único Hotels we also produce our own wines, so be sure to try our varieties from the vineyards of Finca Serena in Mallorca, you'll love them!
Take advantage of a magnificent opportunity to get to know the wines of the Penedès region in depth by staying at Grand Hotel Central. Make your reservation for the best price!