Wines of the Pyrenees

EXTRA MILE WINE TOUR

Somontano de Barbastro & Costers del Segre

AREN LODGE & SPA

There is nothing as enchanting as a holiday in one of the world’s most unknown wine regions within its storybook vineyards, rolling hills, and meandering rivers. Explore with Salvelinus a land filled with poetic wines, a magnificent cultural legacy, traditional cuisine, and welcoming people. Taste gold medal Grenaches on its mountain vineyards followed by a private Michelin venue in a wine chateau. Enjoy brunch in a 10th century Cathedral and then, wind your way into some of the most fascinating medieval villages while learning from a native guide expert on Pyrenees history. Let Salvelinus’ travel designers, sommeliers, wine experts, and guides inspire you.

FROM 1950 € PER 2-DAY TOUR

Altitude Vineyards
Exquisite cuisine & wines

Extra Mile
24/7 service, 100% private

Undiscovered Tradition
1 of Spain’s 10 oldest wineries

Mouthwatering Wine & Gourmet Experiences

SPAIN´S WINE TOURS WITH THE SALVELINUS TOUCH

Discover innovative wine projects including private visits to centenarian wine chateaus, and boutique wineries. Tailor-made haute cuisine, and tastings led by Pyrenees wine specialists.

Take a walk in the sun-kissed region of the Pyrenees,  UNESCO sites, and get ready for a life filled with happiness, excellent wines, and first-class local cuisine.

A must-visit for any true oenophile

From mountain hideaways or organic farms among castles and rustic villages to finally finding Salvelinus’ favorite vineyards, tastings, and wineries.

Somontano

Protected by the foothills of the Pyrenees, Somontano is the result of a successful mix of tradition, wine, gastronomy, and culture. Few territories in Spain meet such exceptional conditions for grape cultivation and wine production. An altitude of 350 m (1,150 ft) to 750 m (2,460 ft) above sea-level, drastic changes in temperature due to its proximity to the Pyrenees, and a climate halfway between Atlantic and Mediterranean produce balanced and aromatic fruity wines. Created in 1984, Somontano’s Designation of Origin includes 43 municipalities, including Barbastro, the epicenter of Somontano, and around 30 wineries. Prestigious grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, and Sirah rule the red wine production while they recover local varieties such as Moristrel or Parraleta. In whites, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer dominate the region.

Costers del Segre

Located on the north-eastern coast of Spain, in the province of Lleida, Costers del Segre is a Designation of Origin directly linked to the banks of the Segre river. Fragmented into seven sub-regions, most vineyards are grown in the Segre’s basin, which originates in the Pyrenees and flows into the Ebro River.  Although the Designation of Origin was created in the eighties, it has rapidly evolved since then, incorporating international grape varieties, adopting modern winemaking techniques, and creating specific subregions which converge in the diversity of elaborated wines. It is possible to find reds of each one of the noble grapes – Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Tempranillo – and wines of mixed grapes. White wines made of Parellada and Macabeo or varietals of Chardonnay. Rosé wines and also sparkling wines made of Xarel·lo, Macabeo, and Parellada.

A la Carte Private Itinerary

YOUR PERSONAL TASTE AT YOUR PACE

  • Day One – The Medieval Pyrenees

    On the way from BCN, century old vineyards
    Medieval Tour and lunch in a 12th-C. Cathedral
    Check-in Arén Lodge. Walk the historic Centre

  • Day Two – Somontano de Barbastro

    One of the Spain´s 30 most beautiful villages
    History of the top two Somontano wineries
    Private Michelin-starred lunch at a wine chateau

  • Day Three – Costers del Segre

    Secrets of one of the Span´s 10 oldest wineries
    Organic, biodynamic wines, and olive oil tastings
    Km 0 products and barbecue at the vineyards

  • Day Four – Departure

    Farewell breakfast in Arén Lodge
    Chauffeured service to BCN or your next location

FOR DINNER & OVERNIGHT AREN LODGE & SPA

All Included, Fully Guided, 24/7 Chauffeured

WHITE GLOVE SERVICE BY SALVELINUS

  • Chauffeured service, including from/to BCN

  • Accommodation in Arén Lodge & Spa

  • All gourmet meals, tapas, and tasting menus

  • All drinks, premier wine, beer, and spirits

  • Private wine and cultural tours in itinerary

  • Private Michelin experience and wine tastings

  • Entrance fees and private access permits

  • Spa, wellness, and massage at the lodge

Explore the Wines of the Pyrenees from Arén Lodge

Explore the world of winemaking while staying at a medieval Pyrenees village. Genuine wines and ancient gastronomy served at the lodge´s private dining room. A restored cellar of a 1762 restaurant, still managed by the founder´s descendants.