11.00 Winery visit at Pere Ventura
Pere Ventura is one of the most beautiful wineries in Sant Sadurní – and it is something, because there are more than 80 wineries in the small town. When it is cold outside, at Pere Ventura guests are welcome with a glass of rosé cava in front of the fireplace. The labyrinth of the cellar is the home of about a million of bottles, and there is a secret place, where you cannot take photos, a temple of celebration full of long aged cavas and huge candles. Would you like to see it? You have to visit Pere Ventura, you will never find a photo of the hall. The cavas itself represent great quality, and a new brand, which has just been released has an attractive package: vintage cava in vintage design.
13.00 Lunch at Michelin Guide recommended Cal Blay restaurant
Slightly away from the main street of the town, in a quiet little street you will find the restaurant with the best capacity of matching food and wine. If a cava house would like to entertain its partners with a wine dinner, Cal Blay is the place to go to.
Even entering the place has a sense of locality: the sommelier starts with a welcome cava, then the journey of great dishes made of local ingredients begins.
15.00 Tasting of 6 cavas at the cool tasting room
It’s just after lunch. The town is quiet, even the flies are resting, the wind is also taking a nap, the shops are closed of course. If you are from a northern country, you might find the custom of siesta rather strange and unusual, and you cannot get used to sleeping in the middle of the day. What to do? We’ll tell you what! Sit in a cool tasting room and taste ice chilled, elegant, zesty, wonderful cavas. The topic is again ‘elegance’. We will find out if one of the most elegant grape varieties of the world, Pinot Noir makes cavas more elegant and we will check the effect of the queen of the grapes, Chardonnay on cavas. 6 stunning Spanish sparkling wine and you will surely admit that cava is as great as champagne.