As wine culture became more mainstream in recent years, the general public gained increased access to circles that were previously reserved only for the experts. Tasting events and wine workshops are currently a growing trend not only in Spain but also in every major city all over the world, Barcelona being no exception.
Whether you are already an oenophile or looking to become one, you’ll be able to explore your interest during your stay in Barcelona – with the added advantage of access to Spanish wines you wouldn’t find outside the country. To make it easier for you, we put together a list of the best wine shops (or enotecas) in the capital of Catalonia.
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Wine shops in Barcelona
La Vinacoteca – A producer and distributor, La Vinacoteca offers over 3,000 different wines, which makes it a great place to find that one special, rare bottle that you can’t find anywhere else. Look carefully through their shelves and catalog and you might just be able to surprise not only your friends and family but also your taste buds with a precious hidden gem. Make sure also you check out their selections of whiskies and cavas (a traditional Spanish sparkling wine).
Address: Carrer de València, 595.
Vila Viniteca – Open since 1932, this classic enoteca is where you’ll find the best of the best Spanish and international wines. Despite having been in business for over 80 years, they are well in-tune with the times we live in, offering you the modern conveniences of an online store.
Address: Carrer dels Agullers, 7.
Celler de Gélida – Specialized in foreign wines, Celler de Gélida promotes regular tasting and sampling events. If you’re looking for a wide variety of French, Italian, Argentinian, Chilean, German, Australian and Portuguese wines, this is the place to go – but of course, despite its international vocation, this Barcelona wine shop also offers Spanish wines, such as some of the best from the Rioja region.
Address: Carrer del Vallespir, 65.
La Carta de Vinos – A French franchise, La Carta de Vinos is another one of the best wine shops you can find in Barcelona. In addition to a rich wine list, this enoteca offers a large variety of accessories that no wine lover can live without.
Address: Calle Sombrerers, 1.
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Wine furniture in Barcelona
Caveduke – If you’re a true oenophile and are looking for a place in Barcelona where you can buy wine cabinets and dispensers, as well as accessories such as wine coolers and glass chillers, head to Caveduke. Specialized in wine furniture, this store has everything you need to take good care of your wine collection, from the most classic to the most modern wine racks.
Address: Carrer Sant Valerià, 7.
Which one of these Barcelona wine shops will you visit first? Have you been to any of them yet? Let us know using the comment box below. Enjoy your stay!