What is the enotourism?

Wine tourism

23/09/2021

We all like to travel and see new places, but in the latest years, interest in new forms of tourism has increased. In addition, as a result of the paradigm shift imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are opting for a more local and rural tourism where we seek to live experiences from within the visited destination. 

Wine has become the protagonist, since wine tourism getaways are one of the most popular options for those looking to escape from the city for a few days.

¿What is enotourism?

Enotourism or enological tourism consists of making the wine world known from the inside: wineries, vineyards, production processes, history ... In addition, it is also closely related to gastronomic tourism and cultural tourism linked to the wine industry.

Thus, wine tourism arises from the combination of rural tourism, culture, gastronomy, and wine as the main protagonist. The culture of wine, its architecture or its landscape are some of the elements that stand out in this type of trip.

What enotourism activities does Jean Leon offer?

For us, enotourism is one of the pillars of our winery, with the aim of making our region and our culture known through our wines. We offer you a wide variety of activities that adapt to all tastes and moments.

Our Visitor Center, opened in 2002, is inspired by the Californian style of the 50s as a tribute to the years that Jean Leon lived in Hollywood, so it is a bright and totally open space, integrated in the nature of the vineyards .

For our visitors can fully immerse themselves in the exciting process of making our wines, in our Visitor Center you can visit our winery, stroll through the vineyards and finish the visit by tasting our wines. 

Here are some of the wine experiences that we have prepared for you:

Walking tour of the vineyard

Discover the essence of Jean Leon wines by visiting the vineyards from their origin. You can do it on foot, by bicycle, electric scooter or segway. In addition, we also propose you to live an exceptional experience enjoying our vineyards from the top of a hot air balloon.

Commented testing

All our experiences have a Jean Leon wine tasting, which will allow you to know first-hand all its characteristics and learn about its production process, from the hand of our sommeliers.

In addition, all experiences can be accompanied by a type of appetizer of your choice. 

You can come to our farm, enjoy our majestic vineyards in a farm that extends along 150 hectares in the Penedés and then, relax and feel the tranquility of the landscape tasting our wines accompanied by an appetizer.

Gastronomic proposals

We also have prepared for you several gastronomic proposals with a selection of the best products of our land. Our chefs transform local ingredients with care and delicacy into exquisite dishes. A whole multisensory experience!

We propose you to be able to enjoy different gastronomic experiences:

- Good weather allows us to do outdoor activities. For this reason, we are committed to organizing more informal cocktails that can be done standing up if you want, to enjoy our facilities and the fantastic landscape that surrounds us even more. 

- On the other hand, if you prefer a calmer plan, seated and unhurried, the menus made with local products by renowned chefs in the area are always a good option. 

- Carrying out a paella workshop is a different and fun option, where we propose an entertaining activity where you can get to know a fundamental piece of our gastronomy, participating and enjoying the preparation of a Mediterranean paella.

Wine pairing

Fall in love with your palate by mixing, playing and combining wine with other ingredients typical of our culture. We offer you two options: pairing with hams or cheeses, in a workshop to learn all about the peculiarities of each wine.

Introduction to wine coupages

We offer you a unique experience: get to know the experience of creating a wine first-hand, exploring the different varieties grown on our estate. Taste them separately and make your own blend, creating your own Jean Leon wine. Do not miss it out!

Wine bar

If you want to opt for a shorter visit, you can come to our Wine Bar. There, you can taste our wines by glass and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with your family and friends while enjoying unparalleled views.

As you can see, you have many ways to enjoy your visit at Jean Leon, so, if you decide to visit us, you can call us at +34 93.817.76.90 or send us an email to visits@jeanleon.com, to book your Jean Leon experience. We look forward to see you soon!

Categorías: Wine tourism