Montserrat & Wine
Hello Wine Lovers! Today I wanted to share with you this one-day trip I made to Montserrat and Olle del Mas Winery where you can enjoy three ecological wines paired with a local tapas lunch :)
If you are in Barcelona and have a day off you must book this trip organized by Castlexperience Wine Tours; they offer different group and private tours depending on your preferences. I chose the Extended Montserrat & Wine Group Tour.
At 10:00 a.m. the bus departs to Montserrat directly to the Monastery where the tour guide explains the history of the place and gives you time to explore the area by yourself, the views are amazing once you get to the top of the mountain. I suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes so you can go walking to the cross located 15 minutes away from the Monastery and take cool pictures. Do you know what is also fun? Alcohol! in my visit, the tour offered a free taste of four local liquors made by the people who live there paired with a slice of sweet bread :D
The tour guide gives you a specific time to explore the zone and come back to the meeting point. When all the group is reunited, it is time to go to the Winery.
Olle del Mas Winery
This place is extraordinary; when walking across the vineyards you can see the old castle structure where the winery is located, the atmosphere takes you back in time. Once you get there, it is time to have lunch with traditional tapas and Wine! Inside the winery, a table is prepared with everything you need to have a nice meal with the group. The tour guide explains all the characteristics of each of the three wines you will taste.
Sit, relax and enjoy great food and ecological wines.
Take some pictures at the vineyards and the castle before entering the bus and then hit the road back to Barcelona :)