Get a taste of the Tarragona region – and the local tipple – on this wine-tasting tour. You’ll visit the Torres family’s vineyards in Vilafranca del Penedès, a rural spot 40 minutes’ drive from the port. The Torres family have been making wine for over three centuries, and have estates spanning Spain, Chile and California – so they definitely know a thing or two about the industry. While you’re at the vineyard, you’ll learn all about the wine-making process, from vine, to grape, to glass. A little train will take you on a tour around the vineyards, so you can see where the process starts. You’ll then be treated to a wine-tasting session, with snacks that complement the flavours. Juicy olives, thick cream cheese, salted biscuits, and traditional cheeses are among the options. Be sure to pop into the shop to pick up a souvenir or two before you leave – they’ve got everything from glossy coffee table books, to bottles of their wines. We recommend the Vina Sol, which is amazing with fish, or the Sangre de Toro, a popular, spicy red.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.