Tours & Events
Add to the memorable IWINETC 2023 experience by joining one or all of the following wine tourism experiences we have organised for conference delegates.
Tarragona World Heritage City Guided Walking Tour Wednesday 22 March
Guided walking tour to introduce IWINETC delegates to the history of Tarragona by means of the main monuments that survive from the Roman era, when the city was at the peak of its splendour. On the 30 Novemeber 2000, UNESCO declared the ancient Roman archaeological complex of Tarraco as a World Heritage Site.
Free for registered conference delegates to attend. Registration instructions are provided once conference registration is confirmed. Depart Hotel Cuitat Tarragona at 16.00 and return 18.00 aprox. To register for the IWINETC Conference here>>
IWINETC Welcome Reception Wednesday 22 March at 20.00
The setting for the International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC) 2023 Welcome Reception will be the historic building of the Pontificial Seminary, situated the Tarraconensian Centre. The IWINETC Welcome Reception will take place in front of the chapel dedicated to Saint Paul set within magnificent neo-gothic cloisters. The Chapel is built on a rock where it is alleged that the apostle Saint Paul sat to preach the Gospel to the people of Tarragona back in the XIII Century.
Free for conference delegates to attend. Registration instructions are provided once conference registration is confirmed. To register for the IWINETC Conference here>>
Gala Dinner Thursday 23 March The Torres Experience
Discover the latest wine tourism options at Torres through a guided tour and tasting and to top that savour the wine and food experience at the IWINETC Gala dinner in the El Celleret.
€70 per person and includes return transport to the Hotel Cuitat Tarragona, guide, tour and tasting wines and the Gala Dinner. Depart Hotel Cuitat Tarragona at 18.30 and return 22.30 aprox.
Tour 1 Friday 24 March The Wine Cathedral Experience
When approaching this beautiful vineyard, one gets the feeling that Adernats Vinícola de Nulles is going to be different than other winery visits. This winery looks more like a very large, elegant church, a cathedral, minus the cross. Light red brick highlights the bright earth-colored stones and beige stucco facade.The tour begins with a brisk walk to a vineyard where close by cacao trees border the grapevines. At the winery the lofty, vaulted ceiling evokes memories of historic cathedrals that dot cities and towns throughout Europe. Tall sculptured windows and smaller oval windows near the ceiling allow light to flood the winery. Instead of pews in the nave, the winery has multiple rows of tanks and vats. Under these containers there are arched open spaces reminiscent of a cathedral crypt. Wax dripped from tapered candles placed in used cava bottles, adds a romantic glow to the winery……………..Come and experience this for yourself!
€62 per person and includes return transport to the Hotel Cuitat Tarragona, guide, tour and tasting wines and Cavas produced at the Wine Cathedral. Depart Hotel Cuitat Tarragona at 15.30 and return 18.30 aprox
Tour 2 Friday 24 March The Vermouth Experience & Sit Down Dinner
Awaken you senses at Casa Vermouth Padrò! Join us for a private visit to one of Tarragona’s best Vermouth producers. Enjoy a very special sensory experience in a privileged setting full of history. Discover the fascinating world of vermouth making, observe, touch, smell and taste all the ingredients that make this of this wine-based aperitif so very alluring.
€65 per person and includes return transport to the Hotel Cuitat Tarragona, guide, tour and tasting 5 Vermouths produced at the property. 3 course sit down dinner with wines. Depart Hotel Cuitat Tarragona at 19.00 and return 22.30 aprox
Tour 3 Saturday 25 March The Priorat & Montsant Experience
Prepare yourself for extreme winemaking and for bold reds from DOCQ Priorat’s slate or schist -pèbble strewn steep sided vineyards and wines of the DO of Montsant which surrounds it.
€140 per person and includes return transport to the Hotel Cuitat Tarragona, guide, 2 winery visits and tastings, lunch and a cultural visit. Depart Hotel Cuitat Tarragona at 09.00 and return 18.30 aprox
Tour 4 Sunday 26 March The Walk, Wine & Calçot Experience
The Walk & Wine experience is a combination of wine tourism, the best gastronomy of the territory (Calçots for this tour) and Nordic walking. You will enjoy a healthy stroll between the vineyards with a stop enroute for tasting The tour finishes up with a visit of he family run winery Mas Vicenç and Calçots!
€70 per person and includes return transport to the Hotel Cuitat Tarragona, guide, winery visit, tastings and calçot light lunch. Depart Hotel Cuitat Tarragona at 09.15 and return 14.00 aprox