A wine that is only produced in Sitges
We have our own wine. Like no other in the world. Its name comes from the variety of grape with which it is made: Malvasia.
Its particular taste is not only determined by the variety of grape, but also by the late grape harvest, the high standard, the acidity and obviously, its proximity to the sea.
The result is a golden wine, dominated by fresh fruit (peach, apricot, pear and melon), with floral hints and a touch of Mediterranean herbs.
Centro de Interpretación de la Malvasia de Sitges
The winery which has conserved the legacy
Malvasia wine in Sitges is synonymous with Hospital Sant Joan Baptista winery, key in the preservation of this unique product specific to the town. In fact, the phylloxera pest, along with the appearance of Champagne in the last quarter of the 19th century, marked the beginning of a downward spiral for the Malvasia variety.
Conscious that the Malvasia would end up disappearing completely, a short while before his death, the diplomat from Sitges, Manuel Llopis de Casades (1885-1935), wanted to avoid this and so left the Hospital de San Juan Bautista a vineyard located in Aiguadolç, as well as the family business, based on Malvasia production.
TYPE OF TOURS:
VISITA AUTÓNOMA (Self-guided tour of the CIM)- 6€
The tour ends with a Malvasia tasting.
It is estimated that the entire visit lasts approximately 90 minutes
VISITA DEERING (Guided tour with a scheduled timetable)- 12€
Consists of a guided tour of the Sant Joan Baptista Hospital complex in Sitges, and a guided tour of the CIM. The tour ends with a Malvasia tasting. The total duration of this visit is approximately 60 minutes.
VISITA LLEGAT LLOPIS (Guided tour with prior reservation)- 22€
Consists of a guided tour of the Sant Joan Baptista Hospital complex in Sitges, and a guided tour of the CIM. It ends with a guided tasting of the Hospital Winery’s products. The total duration of this visit is approximately 120 minutes. At the end of the guided tasting, free time at the CIM.
Schedule of guided tours, duraton 60 minutes.
Customer service: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The CIM will be closed the following days:
January 1st and 6th
August 23rd and 24th
December 6th and 8th
December 25th and 26th