The Alt Emporda region in northern Catalonia, nestled between the Pyrenees Mountains and the waters of the Costa Brava is the beautiful setting for this unique venue. The 14th Century Castillo de Peralada is home to the Michelin star Castell Restaurant, the only Casino in the world to be housed in a medieval castle and is surrounded by 7.7 hectares of beautful gardens.
Castillo Peralada winery is one of the most prestigious and charismatic in the country and La Vinyeta, one of Emporda's youngest and most dynamic wineries both feature in our hosted trips. However, with 2000 hectares of vineyards, 330 growers and 50 wineries producing around 5.5 million bottles of wine per year, we can help map your personal wine route of the region.
During the summer months of July and August, the Castle and gardens are host to the 'Castell de Peralada Festival', regarded as one of the most prominent arts events of the summer. Major operatic productions, music & dance shows and smaller intimate arrangements are performed at 4 stunning venues within the castle grounds.
Hotel Peralada Wine Spa and Golf is truly a five-star venue. The modern and stylish decor is of Scandinavian influence with the essence of exclusivity and luxury running throughout. Whether enjoying a before dinner drink in the wine bar, a light lunch at the garden bar or indulging in the 'divine experience' in the Divinium, the feeling of elegance, harmony and comfort is never too far away.
Emporda is one of the oldest wine making regions in the world and no wonder with the Mediterranean landscape, perfect climate and and spectacular vines producing 10 white grape and 10 red grape varieties.
Peralada itself has 5 estates in the Emporda, a spectacular ageing cellar with 5000 barrels of prestigious wines and a historical cave in which Carmelite monks made wine for over five centuries.
This superb course at Hotel Peralada is one of the finest in the Costa Brava. Sculpted out of the natural landscape it has the perfect blend of water features, bunkers and design to cater to all levels of player. With access to multiple pitching/putting areas, a 2 level grass driving range with practice bunker and a fantastic par 3 course, you have the opportunity to refine every part of your game.
David Luckman, happy guest on May 2018 hosted trip
Born out of the natural properties of wine and grapes, the wine spa is a wellness and beauty centre offering an extensive range of treatments and products centred around the heritage of wine therapy. The El Cellar water zone is the very essence of tranquillity and the perfect environment to harmonise mind, body and soul. With direct access to the outdoor pool and exclusive Garden bar, you can enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine in style and comfort.
For a more personal experience immerse yourself in 'Divinium'. A private thermal water circuit with sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi, sensation showers and a peaceful relaxation zone to leave you feeling revitalised and refreshed.
Just a 30 minute transfer from Peralada, the Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya Resort is truly spectacular and was recently voted #1 course in Spain and #3 in continental Europe. It’s beauty and quality makes it a frequent venue for European Tour events and is a must-play on your itinerary.
The Forest course at Emporda Golf and Golf de Pals are situated in the heart of the Costa Brava and complete the quartet of "must play" courses during your visit.
The menu at L’Olivera Restaurant delivers a supreme gastronomic experience with a stunning combination of Mediterranean produce and Empordanese culinary techniques. Each dish on the menu is well-balanced and can be perfectly matched with authentic local wines or with an extensive range of prestigious brands from around the world.
In 2017 the Castell Peralada Restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star and the special tasting menu with wine pairing is a truly wonderful culinary experience. Situated in the towers of the Castle with a terrace facing the lake and overlooking the beautiful gardens, Chef Xavier Sagrista and Maître/Sommelier Toni Gerez look forward to welcoming you.
Chris Parry, May 2018 Golf and Wine Ltd. trip winner
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