The Spanish Pyrenees

Taste the wine treasures of the Pyrenees

Enjoy a wine-growing region yet to be discovered where you can fuse spectacular wine-tasting with gorgeous Pyrenean landscapes on a made-to-measure tour designed exclusively for you by Salvelinus. Visit one of the ten oldest wineries in Spain and taste the Golden Medal of Grenaches du Monde 2017 on its century-old vineyards. Enjoy your lunch in a 300-year-old restaurant located in an ancient monastery and then, wind your way into some of the most fascinating villages in the Pyrenees mountain region, including Arén, Montañana, and Alquézar while learning their history from a native guide.

Northeastern Spain

A remarkable range of wine styles within reach

In the sun-kissed region of the Spanish Pyrenees, vineyards are integral to the landscape and produce a broad spectrum of internationally recognized grape varieties. If you are not familiar with the likes of Morristel or Parraleta, it is time to experience an alternative wine adventure. Embarking on a wine tour with Salvelinus is not only about tasting – you will discover the magical confluence of a centenarian wine heritage, its rooted culture, and the very terroir which produces these excellent varieties.

Location

The wineries of the Pyrenees are located along the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees, an area extending across Aragón and Catalonia. The region delivers a range of natural, cultural, and historical highlights. The unparalleled scenery of the Sierra de Guara National Park, Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, and the UNESCO protected sites, are just a few of them.

Experience

With over 20 years of experience and an endless network of contacts and itineraries, Salvelinus is a pioneer in organizing exclusive off-the-beaten-track wine tours in the Pyrenees, only considering a thoughtful selection of the very best this land has to offer. Salvelinus’ team has grown in this magnificent territory that they know inside out, and they are 100% present on each trip.

Undiscovered Pyrenees Wine Tour

Spanish Pyrenees

Spend a perfect day among century-old vineyards and prized wines

Discover unique and innovative wine projects including private visits to wine chateaus, premium and boutique wineries. Tailor-made haute cuisine experiences, and exclusive tastings led by expert sommeliers specialists in the wines of the Pyrenees.

Join a walking tour in a medieval village, tour castles and monasteries and get ready to enjoy the first-class local cuisine. With Salvelinus, the gourmet experience is embedded in all wine tours. Get ready for a life filled with happiness and joy, excellent Spanish wines and decadent treats.

Let Salvelinus take you into a realm where wine also means sunlight and friendship

Spanish Pyrenees

Grapes and vineyards of the Spanish Pyrenees

The Pyrenees offer an unprecedented wine-making contrast, offering small family wineries run by young generations who love their origins are recovering unusual grape varieties while invigorating the wines of the Pyrenees. Besides native varieties, local wineries grow international red varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Tempranillo, and white varieties such as Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, or Riesling. Together with local grapes, such as Garnacha, Tempranillo, and other minority vines, they produce elegant and balanced wines to please every palate.

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.

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.

Local food and wine are the perfect excuses to enjoy an afternoon just taking in the view

While tasting the best Spanish wines of the Pyrenees and walking through the most picturesque vineyards you have ever seen, you will find a second home in the heart of the Pyrenees.

A tour of a vineyard with a 300-year-old home and wine cellar with some unique features. The huge surprise of the day for my husband's 60th birthday celebration was a seven-course tasting menu; private lunch served in the old home by a Michelin star chef!

Kimberly HamptonEl Cairo, Egypt

Visiting small family vineyards for one on one tastings and experiencing memorable cuisine prepared from local produce all washed down with excellent wines.

Ginger SheriffUK

The winery visits were exceptional and covered a selection from one of the oldest to one of ten organic and biodynamic vineyards in Spain. To have a personal tour, special wine tasting and sharing wine with a winery owner was very special!

Jack and Lorna ZahalaMichigan, USA

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Explore the rich wine heritage of northwestern Spain beyond wine tastings. Salvelinus also offers a glimpse of the history and culture of the area. A full immersion in the Spanish way of life.

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