THREE WAYS TO EXPERIENCE THE HARVEST IN PENEDÈS
Before winter sets in, the autumnal season still offers plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures, the perfect kind of weather for excursions and activities in and around the vineyard. The main attraction among them is, of course, the harvest.
This year, Familia Torres once again offers the opportunity to experience the Penedès harvest through three different activities held on the first weekend of September with something for everyone. For wine lovers and enthusiasts, the winery has created the sensory experience “From Vine to Glass”; romantic souls might enjoy the “Harvest Dinner Among the Vines”, whereas the “Family Picnic & Harvest” is ideal for a family outing. All three experiences are held at the winery’s flagship Mas La Plana estate in Pacs del Penedès.
Let’s start with the experience called “From Vine to Glass”, an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the wine world and discover the distinctive characteristics of different grape varieties, their attributes as fruit and the essence they impart to the wine.
Photo taken during the past edition of the “From Vine to Glass” activity in Pacs del Penedès.
While strolling through the vineyards, we’ll get to know the different kinds of grapes in a light and entertaining way, followed by a tasting of four different grapes and the wines made entirely from these varieties. The experience, named Best Experience by the British magazine Drinks International, also includes a visit to the winery and will be held on Saturday, 3rd September, from 6 pm to 8.30 pm.
“From Vine to Glass” was named Best Experience by the British magazine Drinks International.
For foodies in search of something more: the “Harvest Dinner” is Familia Torres’s way of celebrating the harvest with a cocktail-style dinner by chef Sergi Millet, served in the garden of the El Celleret restaurant amid the vineyards and paired with an ample selection of wines, music courtesy of DJ John Jacobsen, all while enjoying breathtaking views. The dinner will take place on Saturday, 3rd September, from 8.30 pm to 1 am, and includes an optional bus service from Barcelona.
Photo taken at the past harvest dinner at the El Celleret garden restaurant, a Familia Torres property
When it comes to forging connections and strengthening the bonds with our extended community and the earth, nothing beats the “Family Picnic and Harvest”, an activity to be enjoyed with the entire family or a group of friends. After a brief introductory workshop, participants will get a firsthand experience of a traditional harvest day. The activity also includes a picnic with traditional Catalan tomato bread, artisan charcuterie and cheeses paired with Familia Torres wines, as well as a visit to the winery. Join us on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of September from 10 am to 1.15 pm.
People participating in the family harvest activity at Familia Torres
And for anyone eager to experience even more: throughout the month of August, the Familia Torres winery in Pacs del Penedès is organizing wine tours from Wednesday to Sunday (advance booking required). The El Celleret garden restaurant is open for lunch on those same days, in addition to offering outdoor sunset dinners with live music on Fridays and Saturdays. The winery has been Biosphere-certified as a sustainable tourism provider, a certification that recognizes the winery’s commitment to sustainability from an environmental, social, and economic standpoint.
In order to participate, please book your Familia Torres experience in advance, either online at www.torres.es or by calling our reservations department at 938177330 or emailing us at email@example.com.