« The Wine Harvest – Wine Tourism Experiences »
04 Sep 2019

« The Wine Harvest – Wine Tourism Experiences »

The grape harvest has begun in Catalonia, in various geographical areas of its territory.

In Catalonia, its history is full of aroma and taste of wine. Wine tourism allows visitors to know more firsthand about this magical transformation of the grape. Winemaking or wine culture, has its main role during the time of grape harvest. The harvest is one of the most important moments in the elaboration of a good wine. In her the harvest of the harvest takes place with which the broths of the season will be prepared

The grape harvest has always been associated with celebration. Since ancient times, the harvesting of grapes has had a ritualistic quality because of its deep roots in Mediterranean culture and its popularity among grape pickers. Although the process today is largely mechanised, the moment of separating the grape from the vine continues to be a cause for celebration, and many towns and cities organise harvest festivals in which anyone can participate.

This season, high temperatures, especially focused on the week of June 25 to 30 of this year, affected the strains of the regions of Alt Empordà, Bages, Priorat, Ribera d’Ebre and Terra Alta. The most important losses can be registered in the youngest vineyards (around 15 years old), due to the low water retention of the soil. Estimates suggest that the most affected variety would be Cariñena.
The grape harvest is one of the most important moments in the production of a good wine. This is when the raw materials are gathered to prepare the wines of the year. It is a major celebration on all the Wine Routes to be found around Catalonia and Spain.
The Region of Catalonia offers the chance to enjoy the wine harvest to the full. Its wineries and accommodation establishments offer a host of activities during September and October and, amongst other things, you will be able to discover the full wine production process and the techniques used to achieve an excellent quality wine.

Among the most notorious wine regions on this scene are: Priorat, a hilly area near Barcelona that typically produces rich, dark reds; Terra Alta, a western strict that makes fresh reds at the highest altitude in Catalonia; and Penedès, which, among other blends, generates a large amount of Catalonia’s cava.


TOURISM.-  Buses – Transfers – Tours and Excursion.

This need for knowing new places comes with a transportation demand, and Avant Grup has its roots in that need. For over 50 years Canals and Bardet coach companies, both root to Avant Grup, began their passenger transport by coaches activity by specializing in the tourist sector.

Although its main activity is transport logistics in large events and cruise tourism, the excursions in Barcelona and Catalonia or circuits in Spain and Europe, have consolidated the company as benchmarks in the tourism sector by coach.