From there we were back to Sant Sidurni d’Anoia where we checked into the charming Masia Olivera, right across the street from Hotel Sol i Vi where we had stayed earlier. Raimon Olivera was the perfect host who made us feel absolutely at home. After enjoying a typical Catalonion breakfast with coffee, prepared for us by Raimon, we took a picturesque drive through the Catalonian countryside and wound up at Bohigas, in Odena.
We hit the road again and stopped at Pere Mata, where Pere Mata Coloma has been producing cava since 2000. His production facility is quite small, so after a brief look around, he grabbed a few bottles and we left for Hostal Grau for lunch. Coloma’s passion for wine runs in the family. Both of his grandfathers produced wines and Cavas and he is bringing the family tradition back to life. He thinks outside the box, making Cavas specifically for certain times of the year. His Cupada Number 9 is meant to be enjoyed in summer. He uses indigenous grapes, primarily Macabeu, Xarello and Parallada.
We said our goodbyes and made our way to Capallades where we stayed at the lovely Can Carol. The hostal is comfortable and loaded with charm. We unwound over a bottle of wine and in the morning had breakfast and toured the property. There’s a small church and beautiful grounds. A men’s only wine club gathers here monthly. Again there is history every way you turn. For part of the group the journey was over. We bade farewell and our smaller group continued on with just one stop this day.
This amazing journey had drawn to a close. We had a farewell barbecue and a walking tour of Barcelona and then headed home.