I have more than a passing interest in wine, and I love getting to know as much about an area and its wines anywhere I go. Long time resident, wine fiend and expert host Paddy of El Moli was the perfect choice for our introduction to the Penedès region and its wines.
We picked up the rodalies commuter train from Catalunya station in Barcelona, and by 10am we were in Vilafranca ready for the tour. We made it a challenge as we visited during the hottest August in decades; after picking up a Spanish usim for my iPad, Paddy chose four fine, contrasting wineries for sampling and a thoroughly satisfying locale for lunch; Paddy seemed to be able to supply us with as much or as little info as we were up for, whether on the wines or on local and regional history and culture. We ended the day with a stop to pick up some of those marvelously addictive roasted almond catànies they make in Vilafranca.
Thanks for the great day, Paddy—and keep up the good work!
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