Yep, it’s here already. Christmas has arrived without us even realizing, and that means it’s time to do some gift giving, too. Since we know that every year it gets harder and harder to come up with interesting gift ideas, we’ve got some suggestions so that this Christmas, you can give the gift of wine. That way, you’ll also be helping an industry that’s been badly hit by the health crisis.
Everyone knows that this year, with the pandemic, the restrictions, and the lockdowns, we’ve had to look for alternatives for our entire wine tourism offering and adapt to the new normal. At Penedès Turisme, they’ve taken the opportunity to put together some ideas for wine tourism gifts to give this Christmas. There are all kinds of options, and below we highlight just some of them, because the range is truly extensive, with more than 100 different alternatives.
For lovers of good food and pairings
If you’re looking for a gift for someone who’s a fan of good food and wine pairings, you’ll find some nice ideas here. Barbecue, Ibérico ham, cheeses, introduction to pairing workshops, dinners in the vineyard… With so many options, the hardest part will be choosing!
For those who like to sleep surrounded by vines
If the lucky gift recipient likes to spend the night in unique places, surrounded by vineyards, there are all kinds of alternatives: rural hotels, wineries that offer hotel services… There are options for all tastes and all budgets, and you can see them all here.
For those who like to get away for a little longer
You don’t need too many days to discover our region; two or three can do the trick. Excursions by bike, horse, Segway… or even a wine tourism weekend finished off with a big seafood meal. How does that sound? All the options are available here.
For art lovers
Besides options for wine lovers, there are also some activities available for those who love art and history, including astronomy experiences, visits to towns with a Romanesque past, and painting with wine. Penedès is a land of wine, but also art, and you can explore this side of the region with the options here.
When you visit the Penedès Turisme website, you’ll see there’s such a wide array of options on offer, we’re sure it won’t be easy to choose. If that happens, don’t worry – there’s also the option to get a gift voucher so the recipient can enjoy the experience of their choice whenever they want (pandemic situation allowing, of course).
So, you can see there are lots of alternatives available in Penedès. Sometimes, when you’re short on gift ideas, you just need to look around and find an experience to give instead of a physical present. At the end of the day, when someone has an experience, that is what will create a lasting memory for them.
This year has been very tough, and it’s a good time to give experiences that will rekindle our hope and joy. The light at the end of tunnel seems closer; let’s keep heading toward it.