This past March, world-famous fashion brand Custo Barcelona designed a unique 3D label for the distinguished Cava maker Cavas Torelló. The label, which also included a matching box, was created to commemorate the release of a limited edition Grand Reserve Cava. This premium cava, to be served only at the finest dining and drinking establishments in town, is a fine testament to how much Cava has grown in popularity since its humble beginnings back in the mid-1800s.
Today, 95% of all Cava is produced in the wine region of Penedès, just under an hour from Barcelona. This fortunate proximity makes Cava arguably the most popular regional drink for both locals and tourists.
As could be expected, Cava can be found in just about every bar, restaurant and club in Barcelona. Having said this, there are a few standout locations for you to enjoy this sparkling wine sensation, which you can find out more about below…
La Vinya del Senyor
The fact that it faces the impressive Gothic church, Santa María del Mar, should be enough to forgive the diminutive size of this popular wine bar. If the view doesn’t seduce you, then the impressive wine list certainly will, with a vast array from Catalonia and the rest of Spain. Whether you decide to sit outside on the terrace or at the small bar inside, after a long, hot day of shopping or sightseeing, there’s no better reward than a chilled glass of rosé Cava with an accompanying snack.
If stylish, modern surroundings are more to your liking, then this impressive wine bar/restaurant has everything you could ever desire. The ambiance – an inviting mix of stark sleekness combined with warm tones and lighting – encourages the sampling of some great Cavas. The knowledgeable staff are on hand to make suggestions which are often welcome considering the wine list offers over 3,000 varieties of wine from around the world. Since wines are available by the bottle, glass or even half glass, it’s a great opportunity to try a variety of select Cavas accompanied by regional snacks.