For the second year in a row, the Familia Torres winery in the Penedès features among the world’s 50 best wine tourism destinations. The estate, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, came in 42nd and is the only winery in Catalonia to earn a spot in the “World’s Best Vineyards 2020.”
The jury praised the Familia Torres winery as “the ultimate venue for a complete wine and food pairing experience,” specifically mentioning the elegant, sustainable-design Waltraud winery where the family’s most iconic wines are aged and its Signature Wine Experiences, which include tastings of its most iconic wines in the vineyard or directly from the barrels.
Other factors of note: the winery’s new El Celleret Restaurant, with remarkable dining and an excellent location in the Mas La Plana vineyard, and its participation in the La Carretera del Vi wine road running through the Penedès to El Garraf.
The “World’s Best Vineyards 2020” list, published by the British business media group William Reed, was put together by over 500 wine experts, sommeliers and specialist travel journalists. It celebrates the 50 wineries that offer the most memorable experiences from among 1,800 nominees.