The Penedès, the largest and most varied winegrowing region in Catalonia, is defined by the metropolitan areas of Barcelona to the north, and Tarragona to the south; the Mediterranean sea to the east, and the Serralada Precoastal region to the west.
The main cultivation of the region, vines, make the countryside alter considerably with each season of the year. Spring begins with the flowering of the almond trees which are still grown for produce, and continues with the range of green tones that the different vine varieties offer.
Summers bring the uniformity of green vines and woodlands, with a sea of intense green. With Autumn come the yellows, ochres, reds and browns, beneath spectacular sunsets. Winters come with a brown smudged from the smoke of the burning vine, luring one to the open fire in the living room to taste the local wines and fresh olive oil from the arbequina olives: the second most important product of this region.
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