Monday, February 4, 2013

A Visit to Freixenet

A visit to Freixenet is a great day-trip from Barcelona. Just about 45 minutes by train
and you arrive Sant Sadurni d'Anoia and cavaland.

Freixenet is the winery easiest to access , as it's located just next to the train station.
You really can't miss it, as soon as you step off the train you see this: 


The front yard is full of old fun cava-cars!





Just like I explained in the post about Cava , Freixenet produce cava with the traditional method, with the second fermentation, bubble-creation and the ageing in the same bottle. 


Freixenet is a family business, successfull for over 150 years, and a leader worldwide. 

Lamps in the reception area
Freixenet use different kinds of grapes: Macabeu, Xarel-lo, Parellada, Monastrell, 
Trepat, Malvasia, Garnacha. 


The blending of the different grapes in the different cavas:


You can visit Freixenet wineries every day of the week. After seeing a video with the history of Freixenet, you will get a guided tour through the old underground cellars (from 1922) while being explained the whole production process. Then you are taken through the bottling plant before you end up 
in the bar to taste a cava. 



All this, included a glass of cava: €6.50! Previous reservation is needed. More info about the visit here.
A fabulous day trip from Barcelona!

12 comments:

  1. Those cars are the greatest things ever!

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  2. I agree with Carolyn, those cars are wicked cool!! I'm loving all these educational alcohol places you visit (-: gives me an excuse to do a little taste-testing!

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    1. I am very happy to provide taste-testing excuses!

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  3. I know Freixenet, the company is pretty famous in Germany! And these cars are awesome!

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    1. I think Freixenet is also the most famous cava in Norway. I wouldn't mind having one of those cars :P

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  4. Aww! That's really so near to Barcelona! I wish we'd visited it too :) Maybe next time :)

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    1. Yes it's fabulous! So close to the city and something so exotic (to me anyway) :)

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  5. Great photo! And I would love to drink a glass of Freixenet!Cheers ;-))!

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