September is an ideal time of year to participate in the grape harvest at ten prestigious wineries in the spectacular Penedès wine region.
We arranged for a leading Nordic service company, comprising 500+ employees from three continents, to hold a company-wide conference and anniversary celebration – with a taste of the harvest and a touch of the sea.
The region has two obvious strengths; Sitges, a beautiful town on the Mediterranean, and Penedès, a wine region laden with history and beautifully situated among the coastal hills. Our efforts sought to ensure the entire group of more than 500 employees would have an opportunity to embrace both to the fullest.
Arrangements included accommodations in Sitges and conferences in various formats at Finca Mas Solers as well as at facilities and restaurants along the coast and in the centre of Sitges. The programme also included small-group travel, tours, tastings and participation in the grape harvest (and even grape stomping for the adventurous) for all the employees at ten highly-regarded wineries in the wine country of Penedès – creating a fantastic afternoon rich with team building and education about the region.
Evenings were spent in a variety of settings. One night was spent in Port d’Aiguadolç, a lively port a short walk from the centre of Sitges, featuring a promenade lined with restaurants – which offered an open, welcoming venue for a casual tapas evening “under the stars”. Another evening was dedicated to celebrating the company’s anniversary and was held at the Codorniu Winery and Estate, the world's oldest producer of cava, and included a “Harvest Festival” gala dinner in their cavernous wine cellar – which was an unforgettable venue and the perfect setting for an historical celebration.
Such a large event over 4 days cannot operate professionally without a local partner and the choice fell on Movin' Barcelona with Helena Andersson as the main responsible project manager. We are extremely happy that we had the opportunity and privilege to work with Helena who did an outstanding job! Helena managed all contacts with hotels, wineries, restaurants, event venues, bus companies as well as technique supplier and catering. She was the perfect partner all through planning and execution of the event.