Wonderful and fun wine and biking experience
Wonderful and fun wine and biking experience thanks to Xavi. The electric bicycles are easy to ride and allow to enjoy the beautiful vineyard landscapes in the Penedès region. Stopped at two great local organic wine cellars that hosted us in a way that made us feel like home and gave us delicious and unique wines to taste. Highly recommended activity, without a doubt.
Fantastic experience! In place of our canceled trip to Spain, Xavi was able to put together a virtual wine tour and tasting. Helped us select wines from the Priorat region and provided a fun and informative tasting for us. Can’t wait to visit in person.
Fun and informative tasting ... birthday surprise
With our trip to Spain canceled, I reached out to Xavi and Top Wine Experience to see if they could put together a virtual tour instead. He delivered above and beyond, helping us select wines from local stores that we could taste together and bringing in friends from a local winery to tell us more about the region and grapes.
He took us through a tour of Catalan wine and focused on the Priorat region, with the three red wines and Cava we had selected and provided a fun and informative tasting with us. It made for such a fun birthday surprise. Can’t wait to visit in person!
Our wine experience was amazing
Thank you Xavi !
Our wine experience was amazing, clearly, not to long, not to short, I have been in many wine tours but Xavi made me understand Penedes and feel the wine culture and people.
Of course, don't skip tasting (:
Best experience in Sitges
Best experience in Sitges. If you are debating to go or not, GO! It's an incredible experience and the locations we went to were breathtaking. I just adored it and can't wait to go back again! LOOOOOVE IT! We are still talking about our experience now!!!
What an experience it was. It blew our expectations!!
My friends and I booked this wine tour from Sitges and what an experience it was. It blew our expectations!! We learnt the history of the land, the importance of the wine region along with the different types of wine in the area and how the geography affects the flavour and characteristics of the wine. We visited some breathtaking sites for photos and visit a magical winery that made just drop our jaws. They showed us the winery along with how they produced the wine which provided us with a personal touch when we had the wine tasting. We had excellent quality snacks that paired wonderfully with the wine. It was a stunning day and I highly recommend this tour to anyone that is staying in Sitges or Barcelona. It was a highlight of our time in Sitges and I know will be a highlight with anyone that decides to take this worthwhile experience.
This was such an amazing experience
This was such an amazing experience and Xavi was such a great host! We made a couple of great historical stops and we learned so much about the wine region of Penedes. I definitely recommend this experience!
The most memorable winery experience
Xavi was an incredibly professional, funny, knowledgable and accommodating person to share one of the most special places in the world.
This was an amazing experience. 10/10.
This was an amazing experience, Xavier is great and would definitely do this again. 10/10.
It was truly an experience of a lifetime!
Xavi and Jordi were amazing hosts! We learned so much about the wine region and the history of Catalunya! They were so caring and they personalized the tour to our interests! The winery tour was also fantastic! We got to meet the owner, take a personal tour, and taste their best wine! It was truly an experience of a lifetime! You don’t want to miss a day with Xavi and Jordi!
We had a great experience. Our warmest recommendations!
We had a really good day with Xavier. He customized our day so we had a great experience. Our warmest recommendations!
The trip was a wonderful experience. Definitely recommended!
The trip was a wonderful experience. We went to Winery Can Bas, learned about their winemaking process, about the soil, grape varieties, about the region and the wines types made in this particular region. Xavi is very knowledgeable, he basically can answer any question about winemaking... and he is very passionate about it as well. The tour was great, the wines were fabulous. We also learned about a very unique wine they make in Roman amphoras and walked along the Via Augusta-the "Roman Highway". Definitely recommended!
Amazing Guide, Unforgettable Experience!
I booked a wine tour in Penedes in October for my group of 3 and it was an unforgettable experience! Xavi was a wonderful guide - professional, knowledgeable and a lot of fun! I would 100% recommend this experience to anyone considering it! There are so many wineries in the region that I asked Xavi for his recommendations and they were fantastic - I now have a favorite wine thanks to one of his recommendations (Recaredo!)
This was a great experience!
This was a great experience! I learned more about vineyards and wine making and enjoyed the tour very much! Highly recommended!
The best experience!
Xavi at Top Wine Experience is fantastic! He curated a spectacular private tour for my husband and I in September, a birthday treat for him. The wineries provided private guides who were delightful, knowledgeable, and so friendly. When planning the visit, Xavi said he would put together something wonderful, and he truly did just that. He knows the area so well and he is a very kind and fun person. Book with Xavi and you will have the best experience!
A wonderful private tour for my husband and I
Xavi of Top Wine Experience was fantastic. He curated a wonderful private tour for my husband and I in Penedes. The Cava wineries visited provided private guides who were knowledgeable and friendly. Xavi really went the extra mile for us as our visit was on a Sunday (many wineries closed on Sunday). The trip was memorable and I highly recommend Xavi and his company.
Fascinating, amazing experience
Xavi was an incredible host. He was a lot of fun and gave us some great history about the region as we drove to the first winery. It was fun learning about the wines from him and from the winery host, and it was even more fun trying wines straight from the barrels. The museum house in Porrera was fascinating, and the experience there was amazing as well... beautiful views, great wines, interesting history, and fun conversations.
It was very informative, fun and tasty experience!
It was very informative, fun and tasty experience!
Such a fantastic experience
Such a fantastic experience. Xavier chose an amazing vineyard, took us to some incredible sights, and then old us an incredible narrative about the history of the region. I highly recommend this for anyone visiting!
A fantastic experience
This was a fantastic experience and Xavi was a great guide. It was great to get out of the city and into wine country. Xavi had local knowledge -- everything from history and geography to grape-growing and wine production -- and a lot of passion for the region and the subject matter. He made the experience fun and informative. The vineyard was gorgeous, the area had lots of history, and the wine was great. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone interested in wine or an escape into the countryside.
Una estupenda experiencia
Una estupenda experiencia, con un precioso recorrido por el Valle del Penedés, acompañado por una interesante explicación sobre la historia del sitio y su relación con el vino, totalmente recomendable!
Xavi es un estupendo profesional que hizo el tour ameno y muy interesante.
La visita al valle fue muy entretenida, y la apoyó con una explicación sobre el mundo del vino que a todos nos encantó.
Como cierre nos llevó una cata de vinos en una preciosa bodega, por lo que, todo el conjunto, es absolutamente recomendable!
Muy recomendable visita etnocultural
Tres amigos decidimos hacer una visita a una de las bodegas de mayor tradición en el valle del Penedés: Can Rafols Dels Caus. Nuestro guía fue Xavi, encargado de introducirnos en la historia y características de la producción vitivinícola de la región y, de modo ben especial, los procedimientos para la producción de vinos y cavas. Su conocimiento, empatía y amabilidad hace muy recomendable esta visita etnocultural que comienza a primeras horas de la mañana y culmina con una cata de vino y productos gastronómicos de gran calidad que se producen en la zona.
Xavier är en väldigt kunnig guide inom kultur, historia och vinkännedom. Punktlig och duktig på att sprida sina kunskaper om Pendens vinregion och om de historiska händelserna om munkar och Romarnas framfart i området. Den lokala guiden på Can Bas vingård var också kunnig och vänlig. Rekommenderas starkt!
Perfectly arranged and very comfortable
Xavi was awesome! He is an expert in the wine production and the Catalonia history. As a local, I was surprised by how many new things I learnt about wine and the international wellknown region of Priorat ! The visit was perfectly arranged and very comfortable all the time. The staff in the winery and the historical House were very welcome and made us feel like home. They shared so many interesting stories and excellent food with us that it feels that we need to come back to know more about this wonderful and unique region in the world.
Great local experience
Xavi is awesome! he is an expert on wine production and local history. I am a local and enjoyed the tour as if I was a tourist! I learned so many things about wine history of the Priorat region. The wines and the food offered during the tour were excellent (top quality, organic) It is a good trip to get a glimpse of the high-quality wine of the region and get deep into this region.
Good experience. Very informative and tasting was great
Good experience. Xavier is very kind and attentive, easy to communicate with. The experience was very informative and the tasting was great.
A "must do" activity. An incredible experience of senses!
It is a "must do" activity if you are searching for a consequent and clear guidance through the taste and history of wine.
Instead of heading straight to the winery, be smart, choose Xavier and let him lead you through the world of wine. You'll get the complete introduction and the bunch of very important details of wine that you'll be trying out in the final.
It was a surprize for us how a combination of knowledge and tasting can give an incredible experience of senses!
Don't hestitate and take his tour to find out what it really means Top Quality.
The best experience you can have in a couple hours!
It was a best experience you can have in a couple hours! Xavier picked us up straight from our living place, he was very attentive.The tour started with a stories about wine and history of the region. It was the best combination of exciting and learning from the first second!
Why you should choose Xavier? Cause you get amazing introduction, care and attention! He even tooked lot of wonderful pictures! He explained about the wine culture in easy way for us - beginners.
If you want to do something special, that will stay in your mind for a long time, congrats, you find a right activity!
This was an awesome experience!
This was an awesome experience! Xavier showed us cozy winery, where we had an ability to taste wine and buy some bottles. Moreover we have learned a lot about the procedure of winery. The second part of the excursion was in a small lovely town in Priorat in an old historical house of a famous family with a very hospitable host. We also tasted wonderful wines and had a great dinner. Highly recommend this experience! For everyone who loves wine, who loves Spain and who is looking for an awesome experience.
Very interesting trip with insight in culture, history and geography
Very interesting trip with insight in culture, history and geography in Penedes-valley. Nice tour with wine tasting in Can Bas winery at the end. The local host was friendly and had good knowledge.
A great experience!
A great experience! Nice to learn more about geography, history and wine production from the region in combination with tasting of local quality wines.
Very unique, memorable experience
Xavier was an excellent guide to the wine country. He was passionate sharing the culture, history, climate and la tierra with us! The experience was so enjoyable to learn, taste, feel and smell the wine and wine country. Xavier was timely, very friendly, flexible and answered all the the questions we had. I highly recommend this experience as it was very unique, memorable and would definitely do it again. Thank you Xavier!!
Lots of wine trips all over the world, and this was definitely one of the best.
We've done lots of wine trips all over the world, and this was definitely one of the best. Xavi was very knowledgeable about wine but also about the local landscape, history and culture. We loved the vineyard and the people we met there. Close to Sitges and a really enjoyable experience and a great way to spend a morning.
I would never hesitate to recommend this tour with this gracious host
You will not regret taking this excursion to beautiful Priorat. Xavier was exceptionally informative about the history of the region and what sets it apart from other areas/regions. He gave us a much deeper understanding and appreciation of Priorat wines. We thoroughly enjoyed the vineyards and winery we visited with Xavier. Also many thanks to Sara. We were wonderfully surprised by Xavier after the winery with the opportunity to visit a historical house/museum. The host of the house was very interesting and engaging. Xavier made this the best of tours and the best of days. I would never hesitate to recommend this tour with this gracious host.
This experience was 100% worth the time and money. Simply stunning
This was truly eye-opening for me. Not only did I learn a lot about the region and production methods, I also got a ton of great information about terminology and tasting. Plus we visited a 2700 year old Roman site, which is cool.
Xavi is an absolute treasure of a person and tour guide. Knowledgeable, professional, and engaging. That dude rules.
This experience was 100% worth the time and money. Simply stunning.
The most extraordinary wine experience I ever have done in my life
This trip should be the most extraordinary wine experience I have ever done in my life. Xavier prepared lots of contents about the history, wine and cultures of Priorat region. I will happily attend his other trips if I come to Barcelona again.
If you have interest on wine, then it will be the best trip
This trip is the most extraordinary wine experience I ever have done in my life. The preparation was perfect. Historical background, knowledge on wine growing... Xavier explained it with concise and intuitive ways. If you have interest on wine, then it will be the best trip.
Xavier was the perfect guide . We booked the tour very late and he went out of his way to make accommodations at an amazing winery. Before and after the winery he gave us some history of the area that was very helpful . He is on time, responds to messages quickly and takes great care of his guests. Great experience!
We have done many winery tours in different countries but this one was one of the best
I did Xavi’s experience with my boyfriend, brother and sister in law while on a holiday in Sitges. Long story short - it was great! I had read great reviews here about Xavi’s trip but unfortunately we couldn’t go on the advertised dates. I messaged Xavi and he was kind enough to add a date specially for us! Communication was great both before and after the trip. From the moment we boarded Xavi’s car he shared so much great knowledge in a very fun way. We stopped at different view spots on the way to the winery and Xavi took photos for us the whole time that he shared with us online afterwards. The winery was just lovely, we have done many winery tours in different countries but this one was one of the best. Before the trip Xavi asked about our interests and was really clever with conveying info that we enjoyed. The experience was great in every aspect but my favorite was Xavi’s knowledge and in depth explanations about winemaking which we really enjoyed. Highly recommended!
A great experience for me and my family
This was a great experience for me and my family. It was our first time in a vineyard. We had our boys with us, 8 and 6 yrs old. Xavier had arranged a personal guide just for them and they had lots of fun learning about the vinery and it’s process at their level. This way we could relax and enjoy fully. Thank you very much!
Awesome experience in Priorat Region
Xavi was very knowledgeable on the region and the history. He had great connections at the wineries and the local community. We visited a very modern winery with excellent Priorat Wines and took a tour of their terrace vineyards. The wine tasting after the tour was exceptional. We then toured a local museum with a lot of history and also a historic weapons exhibit. After the museum tour we tasted more wines from Priorat. Our day concluded with a very nice lunch at a local restaurant called Restaruant La Cooperativ. Trip was the highlight of our stay in Penedes and worth the drive to Priorat region. Xavi took pictures for us during the entire trip and emailed them to us the next day, very well organized but flexible when need be.
First Class Wine Tour
My wife and I couldn’t praise our half day tour with Xavi enough. Great wineries, some excellent wines and the lunch was very tasty too, all with the expert guidance of Xavi.
He runs an excellent operation; from the moment I sent an email enquiry Xavi was fully engaged in organising the tour, offering suggestions to tailor the tour to our exact requirements and ensuring we had fun, then checking arrangements a couple of days beforehand. I had advised him at the time of booking that my wife had a foot injury so he ensured that the wineries were aware and were able to be flex the winery tours to accommodate suitable walking routes.
The day of the tour was cloudy and a little wet so Xavi’s planned early start to the day with a hilltop view of the area unfortunately didn’t offer the best panoramas. However we diverted instead to an unscheduled stop at a cafe for good coffee and pastries!
It was then onto the wineries: one medium sized cava producer followed by a natural winery close to Vilafranca. We had private tours at both wineries with excellent guides, who gave us insights into their histories and their wines, visiting the ‘caves’, the bottling and barrel storage areas and then onto the tastings: the first in a beautiful tasting room and the second as part of our lunch.
We then had the opportunity at each location to get wine shipped home (which we did).
Xavi has great knowledge of the area and the industry, is very personable and a good driver too, a combination that make for a successful tour operator. The tour van was also both clean and very comfortable.
I’ve been on several wine tours in many countries but this certainly was one of the best. Xavi’s philosophy of ensuring that the tour is not just about drinking the output at each location but also about taking your time to learn about the winery, the winemakers and the terroir followed by a relaxed tasting makes perfect sense.
We would definitely use TopWineExperience again.... next stop Priorat!
We loved our visit to the small winery. Excellent!
We loved our visit to the small winery. I have a new appreciation of the quality of Cava.. due to Gemma our winery guide. Xavier is a gentleman and he deserves great success in his wine tasting tours. Excellent!
We had a great morning
Xavi is a great guide and really wants you to understand what makes wines of the area special. We had a great morning, thank you!
The most amazing wine tour I’ve ever gone on
Xavi was an incredible tour guide for our wine tour. He was so well immersed in the topic and took us to such fantastic spots throughout the journey. It was raining during our trip and Xavi still managed to give us the most amazing wine tour I’ve ever gone on. The vineyard we visited went deep into the history of the winery and really focused on the characteristics that set it apart. Most other wine tours just do a basic tour and start a quick tasting and then just ignore you. This was an experience all on its own! I would highly recommend it to any oenophiles.
Truly a fantastic experience and worth every single penny!
Xavi was an amazing tour guide! I won't give away anything about the experience as it was really something special, and I highly encourage everyone to visit this vineyard with Xavi as your tour guide. The scenery, the wine, the food, the history and then a special stop on the way home! Truly a fantastic experience and worth every single penny!
Such a great afternoon discovering Cava !
We have organized this activity for a bridal weekend of a friend. We were around 10 people and the activity was tailor made for us: picked up in Sitges, drive to Vilafranca, visit in french of the winery, Cava's testing, and to finish workshop to make our own bottle of Cava.
Before the weekend, Xavier has been very reactive and helpful. He answered very quickly to email/whatsapp with details, flexible, trying to satisfy us as much as possible. He is very trustworthy.
During the D-Day, he was careful, took a lot of pictures for us, find a french speaker for the tour. The activity was interesting but also chill and fun. At the end, we each came back with the bottle we made.
Thanks for all Xavier !!”
This experience was wonderful!
This experience was wonderful! It felt very intimate and tailored.
Amazing experience with very kind hosts
Amazing experience with very kind hosts. Would highly recommend to anyone who is interested in learning about the region and enjoys wine!
A wonderful day out
We had such a great time with Chavi! He was extremely prompt and communicative, drove us in a small group to a winery (great to have a driver instead of driving) and we were the only ones there! We got to spend a great deal of time at each place and everyone was hospitable and well informed. A wonderful day out.
Great wine experience!
Great wine experience! Amazing day with the best guide, great winery and lovely local people.
The tour was the highlight of our days in Spain!
Great trip! Xavier customized the trip according to our interested and wishes. The tour was the highlight of our days in Spain!
An exceptional experience
I need to say that I had some expectations about this experience, but nothing could be compared to living it !! Xavi is very professional, timely, friendly and intelligent !! He knows a lot of culture, history, architecture and, of course, wine ... All these qualities have promoted an exceptional experience that I will recommend to all my friends who plan to visit Sitges. I will be back soon and knowing of the versatility of Xavi, without doubt I will do another (and totally different) tour !! Thank you Xavi !! You are really incredible!! All the best for you and your new groups!
We were blown away by this tour
WOW, what a day. We were blown away by this tour. Xavier asked prior to the tour what our interests were and he accommodated this. He cover aspects of our love for wine and the history of the Sitges regional perfectly.
Absolutely incredible I can’t recommend this enough!
Absolutely incredible experience I can’t recommend this enough! Beautiful little vineyard and incredible wine, we bought a cava and a red to enjoy ? A must!
Difficult to put in words... Amazing experience!
I always have high expectations with tours and especially when we talk about wine tourism. But Xavi exceeded all my expectations! Lots of history, culture, beautiful places !! Do you know when you can enjoy 100% of a tour that was designed for you?
Well, Xavi took care of every detail and I highly recommend his services! Very professional and passionate, thanks Xavi! And I am sure that when I return to Barcelona or Sitges, I will want another tour !!
Was a real treat being guided by him
Xavier guided my family and I through the Cava Llopart winery and Monserrat monastery for an all day tour! He was incredibly nice and was more than willing to make any reasonable adjusts to the itinerary for requests you may have if you want to see something along the way. He told us all about the history of the places we saw and he is very familiar with the culture, geography, and people of Spain; it was a real treat being guided by him!
Very good and professional tour
Xavier made a very nice tour, special for us!! You can tell him your wishes and that makes it a very good and professional tour! Wine tasting was great. Thanx.
This wine tour was definitely more than what we expected
This wine tour was definitely more than what we expected. Xavi is very accommodating and super nice. The actual wine tour was great. The vineyard we visited was rich in history. The architecture mixed the old (built in the 10th century) and the new. The wine tasting was held in the old part of the main building which was an old home. It was great! The wines we tasted were great but the locally made olive oil was too die for. After the wine tasting we went up one of the nearby hills to look at the expansive wine country. You would have seen Monserrat in a clear day. The last part of the of trip was seeing having a picnic with locally made sweets and some wine pairing. the location of the picnic was in a hill rich with history. From a old church to actual “sitges” on the ground. This tour definitely gave us more than a wine tour but also an introduction to locals and its land.