Vilafranca del Penedés is considered one of the capitals of wine in Catalonia. Here, a great number of wineries that produce cava and wines with D.O Catalunya and Penedès can be found. The quality of these drinks has been recognized for the whole nation, but you still should go in person to try them.
Generally speaking, the gastronomy of Vilafranca del Penedés is based in the use of natural ingredients of great quality. From fruits to legumes, Penedès has great local species such as the Gallo Negro and the Pato Mudo, known for being low in fat. Throughout the year, many festivities such as the Feria del Gallo in december and the Fiesta del Xató in january are celebrated. Regarding the sweets, our favorite one is the Catalànies, caramelized almonds covered with a dough made of almond, hazelnut and milk and then sprinkled with cocoa powder. Another example of local dessert is the Coca de Vilafranca that have a strong flavor of anise and cumin.