Day 2: Vineyard huts
As you visit various wineries on this visit, you'll soon realise that each has its own peculiarities and charms. Yesterday you learned about a historic one, and today you'll discover another, which, among many of its fascinating features, includes well-preserved vineyard 'huts', stone constructions that bear witness to the passion for the vine in this region goes much further back than you could imagine. In fact, you may not know this, but the name 'Bages' comes from the word 'Baco', the Roman god of wine. So, in the morning, we recommend you visit the winery Abadal in Santa Maria d'Horta d'Avinyó, which is immersed in a captivating landscape. As well as delving into the winery, you'll also visit the Museum of Wine, a farmhouse from the 12th century and the famous vineyard huts. At the end, you'll get to go on another tasting.
In the afternoon, head to the Mas de Sant Iscle, within the municipality of Sant Fruitós de Bages. Here, in the heart of the Pla de Bages, they've been making wine since the beginning of the 19th century, focusing mainly on the Picapoll grape, an autochthonous variety, as well as on the recovery of the Picapoll Negre (black Picapoll). The proximity between the farmhouse and the vineyards – documented since the year 950 – means that the visit always starts on the land, and, depending on the time of year, you'll learn about different wine growing and farming tasks. After that, enter the winery, and, once again, it's time to taste some wines. Also note that during the year they hold jazz and classical music concerts and also serve meals.