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“El Molí Wine Tour = Perfection”
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El Moli Tours
Ranked #205 of 588 Tours in Barcelona
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Owner description: Paddy Mannion, wine writer and local curator welcomes you to the beautiful wine country of Penedes, Barcelona. The oldest, largest and most innovative wine region of Spain "If there are two roads, you will be on the less traveled if you come to Penedes and taste the way of life of this ancient wine country, you will fall in love and always return" Contact Paddy and El Moli Tours for exclusive luxury Gran Reserva Private tours and small group Wine Food Cava & Culture Tours and Bike tours
Reviewed July 19, 2012

What a fantastic day Vicky and I had with Paddy! We took the Penedes wine tour and it was probably the highlight of our birthday trip for Vicky to Barcelona. We took the train (Renfe) from Barcelona out to Vilafranca de Penedes (about an hour, 8 Euros) and we met Paddy at a bar/cafe just outside the station to the right hand side. Paddy drove us around all day long, taking us to wineries and giving us our very own personalized tour. We toured 2 excellent wineries and also stopped at Paddy's "Old girlfriends home" which was a Olive press in the Penedes region. The wineries were fabulous, the wine to die for, and the lunchtime meal absolutely delicious.
Paddy suggested a couple other sites for us to take in while we visited Barcelona, we did and they were fabulous.Overall Vicky and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend Paddy and El Moli tours. If you are ever in Barcelona, sign up for Paddy's tour in Penedes, you will not regret it.

Thank Bernie A
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

We had a full day wine tour with Paddy and El Moli tours. My wife and I along with our 5 and 7 year old spent the day touring with Paddy. The overall experience and day was enjoyed by all. Paddy did a fantastic job making the day a great experience for my wife and I as well as my two children. We toured 2 excellent wineries and also saw additional sites in the Penedes region. While my wife and I enjoyed the wine my kids loved the fresh grape juice and each vineyard. In addition for lunch we eat at a local restaurant with not only great local food but a great place for our kids as they had an outdoor play area. Paddy did a great job and made sure we all had a fantastic experience. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would highly recommand Paddy and El Moli tours.

1  Thank 735JohnL
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

We (six of us) decided to hire bikes rather than take an organised tour, and from the start, Paddy at El Moli couldn't have been more helpful. Full information/directions were supplied so we could plan our day beforehand, along with excellent recommendations in terms of which vinyards to visit and what restaurant to stop for lunch at.

We picked up the bikes right next to Vilafranca Del Penedes station after a cheap, easy 57-minute train journey from Barcelona, and they were in great condition and supplied with maps, information leaflets, saddlebags/panniers (useful for the wine we bought) and even water.

We did the 'Pilgrim' route, which provided some lovely rides along country roads/lanes, and offered a choice of great vinyards to visit (Vallformosa was our favourite - delicious rose cava).

Overall, I couldn't recommend the service from El Moli more highly, and it makes for a great day out from Barcelona. We'll be back...

1  Thank FishCatBadger
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Hiring bikes for the day and cycling around Penedes is a great way to spend the day. Paddy was great, helpful, informative and very friendly. He organised a visit to a winery for us where we were met by helpful and friendly staff who allowed us to buy wine and drink it outside in the sunshine. We will be back to try some more wine and cycle a different route. Thanks a lot Paddy!

Thank sishead
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

The bicycle trip through the wine country was beautiful, cycling through vineyards, peach orchards, and little country lanes. The self-guiding experience was frustrating, though. First, Paddy got the days confused and didn't meet us. Bicycles were at the designated place, but the staff there couldn't explain the routes to us or make suggestions of what to visit. We did reach him by phone and he met us along the route. We didn't realize, though, that we wouldn't be given local maps and were to have followed the links on line and download these to plan our trip. If we were going cross-country, this would be realistic, but for a pleasure day trip it was a bit much. Would be good to have a few itineraries and a site map.

Paddy was a really nice guy, though, and it sounds though like the guided tour may be a better way to go. Otherwise - download the maps !!

Thank Lyn R
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