From the vineyard he, his wife and his staff showed us around indoors through the cellars and production area, sharing information about the wines and cava they produced and bottled on the estate. The visit was reminiscent to the many tours I have enjoyed in France’s Champagne region.
At the end, we were rewarded with an inviting table setting of wine and sparkling wine glasses, wine and cava bottles and plentiful Josep M. Mitjans, a regional producer of pork, duck and deli products, platters. I enjoyed the tasting of wine, cava and deli products and brought home a couple of bottles of the Familia brut cava which I plan to enjoy soon with a light seafood dish or deli appetizers. They will be worthy reminders of my pleasurable visit to Catalonia, the region in northeast Spain, bordering on France and the Mediterranean, that is home to Barcelona and the Penedès region where the estate is located.
Children Families with children and children with adult supervision were welcome and invited to become familiar with the culture of wine.
Established The Massana Family had owned and farmed the land since the seventeenth century. In 1993, Eudald Massana Noya, part of the ninth generation of his family, established a commercial venture and winery in his name.
Handicapped Access According to a spokesperson, most spaces open to the public were accessible to individuals with reduced mobility.
Location In the Penedès region 10 kilometers from Vilafranca and 30 kilometers south of Barcelona.
Number Of Employees There were seven employees.
Owned-Managed Eudald Massana Noya was the owner, manager and vintner.
Size The 30 hectare estate housed a small store, vineyards and cellars, all of which were open to guided tours and special events.
Transportation The estate could be reached by car. From Barcelona the exit on the highway was Sant Sadurní de Noya. The vineyard was past the town of Lavern.
Reviewers Article and Photos by Elena del Valle
Would You Visit This Attraction Again? Yes
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