At the heart of the Costa Brava lies a region that has been the cradle of viticulture since ancient times: the Empordà. This area, known for its natural beauty, from the rugged mountains of the Pyrenees to the crystal-clear coves of the Mediterranean, is also home to a rich wine-growing tradition.
Here, wine culture dates back to the 6th century BC, initiated by the ancient Greek city of Empúries. Today, the Empordà combines its historical heritage with innovative wine tourism experiences, inviting visitors on an unforgettable sensory journey.
The most emblematic varieties include Garnacha Tinta and Blanca, and Cariñena, along with international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
Empordà wines stand out for their wide range, from robust and aromatic reds to light and refreshing whites, as well as vibrant rosés and natural sweet wines of great complexity.
To promote the wines, wine tourism and culture of the area, the Wine Route has emerged. Promoted by the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board and with the support of the DO Empordà Regulatory Council, this route is a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors, focused on providing memorable wine tourism experiences on the Costa Brava.
The Route returns to FINE
The wine tourism proposal of the DO Empordà Wine Route, which will be present at the next edition of FINE #WineTourism Marketplace, offers a rich and varied experience that captures the essence of the Empordà region.
This route is not just a tour of wineries, but a true immersion in the wine culture and the beauty of the Costa Brava landscape.
Visitors can enjoy unique meals amidst picturesque vineyards, an opportunity to indulge in local gastronomy accompanied by exceptional wines.
Winery stays in natural settings offer a peaceful retreat, allowing visitors to wake up surrounded by vineyards and experience life in a winery first hand. In addition, wine therapy treatments at local spas offer a relaxing and luxurious way to enjoy the benefits of wine beyond the glass.
The wine tourism activities on the DO Empordà Wine Route are diverse and designed to satisfy a wide range of interests.
From quiet experiences such as yoga among the vineyards to more active adventures such as vineyard bike rides and kayaking with wine tasting, each activity is designed to connect visitors with the wine and the environment in a unique and memorable way.
In addition, visits to wine tourism heritage sites allow visitors to immerse themselves in the rich history of the region, connecting the past with the present.
At FINE #WineTourism Marketplace, attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in these wine tourism proposals and discover why the Empordà is a must-visit destination for wine and culture lovers. The DO Empordà Wine Route is more than a tour of wineries; it is an invitation to experience wine in all its facets, in a setting of unparalleled natural and historical beauty.