The Wine Festivals may be well and truly over, but that's no excuse not to go exploring the Torres Vineyard. Most people who come to Sitges combine this visit with a trip to Montserrat.
The Torres Vineyard
Even for non-wine drinkers a visit to the Torres Winery is truly facinating. You can see the arrival of the grapes, the fermentation process and visit the ample underground cellars. You will be able to walk amongst the casks and smell the wine whilst it ages and understand the secrets of of the Torres process.
The tour lasts approximately one hour and at the end their is an opporrunity to sample some of the delicious range of aperitifs.
Once you have finished your tour, make sure you take a stroll through the grounds as they are truly magnificent.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday and bridging days from 9:00h to 17:00h. Saturdays from 9:00h to 18:00h. Sundays and holidays from 9:00h to 13:00h. Closed 25th and 26th December and 1st and 6th January.
For further information visit the Torres Tourism WebSite.
A visit to Montserrat
site of a Benedictine abbey, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary and which is identified by some with the location of the Holy Grail in Arthurian myth. So for all those Da Vinci Code Fans.. its a must.
The name “Montserrat” literally means “jagged mountain” and is used because of the peculiar aspect of the edifice, which is visible from a great distance.
The abbey can be reached by road, by cable car, or by the Montserrat Rack Railway from Monistrol in the valley below, which in turn can be reached by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya train from Barcelona's Plaça d'Espanya station.
For further information visit http://www.montserratvisita.com/