Penedès

penedesPenedès includes all Penedès region and municipalities of four other counties including: Anoia, Alt Camp, Baix Llobregat, and Tarragonès. The area is framed by the coastal hills of the Garraf Massif and the higher inland mountains which pass by the Central Depression. The three main sub-regions are: Alt Penedès, Penedès Central, Baix Penedès which do not correspond to counties of similar names.

Long considered one of the country’s best wine-producing regions after the Rioja, it is also one of the most ancient viticultural areas in Europe. Perhaps better-known for its Cava production white grape varieties predominate, although the region also produces some highly regarded, oak-aged reds. There are hundreds of independent producers, the most famous of which is Torres, producer of the popular ‘Sangre de Toro’ as well as many other still wines.

DO Penedès official website