Llopart has been a family run winery since the 1800’s and they produce top rate sparklers in the mid-price range. They grow and control their own vineyards and treated our group as royalty.
From there we went to Torres, another big producer (45 million bottles) with a wide range of still and sparkling wines and brandies, in all price categories. They receive over 100,000 visitors a year but we were given a VIP tour, followed by lunch in their private restaurant, Mas Rabell.
We ended the day with a visit to another top-flight producer, Abet i Noya, which although also in Penedes, produces 60% still wine and 40% sparkling. The owner is famous for his willingness to experiment and the wines we tasted were truly outstanding.