Dining, Exploring, Family, Wineries

Dani and Wayne Visit, Part Two

Wednesday, we headed over to Sant Sadurní for a tour of Freixenet Winery. Bob and I did the tour back in 2013 when we were here on vacation. We were glad to see it was still a great tour.

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The cellar descends 40 meters (over 130 feet).

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Soils and how that plays a roll in the grape growing.

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Grape varieties.

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Cork tree bark. It takes 9-10 years for the bark to grow back after it is cut and the tree is not harmed by this process.

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In case of an emergency, the path will be illuminated by lighting to lead you to the open bottle of cava.

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We took a train to the production area of the winery.

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A beautiful village. This area has somewhere around eighty Cava cellars. We have more exploring to do.

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Worldwide they sell eighty million bottles of cava per year! We are not drinking enough!

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A young boy carrying a bottle of cava has long been the company’s iconic image.

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The tour ends with a tasting. Cheers.

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Following the tour, we went to our friend Joan’s restaurant, La Posada. We had taken Dani to his other restaurant, Les Piques when she visited us a couple of years ago. She had to have the cheese on the hot rock again.

Joan explaining the oak wood grill and the hot rocks.

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Dani is happy. She got her cheese on the hot rock.

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Crema Catalan for dessert.

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As the sun was setting, we had a walk in the vineyard.

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Thursday, their last day here, we wandered around Sitges for a couple of hours and then had lunch at Sausalito Beach before lounging in the hot sun and having a swim or two.

We ended the day with tapas and wine at home. They had an incredible four weeks traveling around Portugal, Spain, and France. We’re glad they stopped by our place twice on their travels. Yesterday morning they started the long trip home to Australia and by now they at home sweet home.

 

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2 thoughts on “Dani and Wayne Visit, Part Two”

  1. How much fun you have!! I didn’t know it took that long for cork to grow back their bark. That seems forever, even for a tree!!!
    I love the hot rocks–it looks sooooo good!!! I wonder if they are dishwasher safe???
    Thank you for taking us on your journey. xo

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    1. I agree, it does seem a long time for the bark to regrow.
      The hot rocks are handwashed. When we were here on vacation many years ago, Joan gave us a couple to take back to the States. We tried to make it look like our carryon bags didn’t weigh a lot! lol. xoxo

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