Born in 1985, Lorenzo is a native of Villena (Alicante). At the age of eighteen he left his hometown in order to begin a degree in Fine Arts. He started a great adventure that allowed him to live for long periods in many places all over the world: Spain, Italy, USA, and UK, finishing his studies in the city of Valencia. Not yet satisfied with his knowledge in Arts, he began his second degree in Humanities at the University of Valencia, doing at the same time a Master's in education of Social Science. Indefatigable traveler, when he has to define his nation, he regards himself above of all as a Mediterranean. This Mediterranean nature makes him enjoy life, Arts and philosophy in a genuine way, rejecting the artificial. Since he was a little boy he took very seriously the advice given by his father, that summarizes clearly the way he thinks: “Life is too short to drink bad wine.”
From the land of the Albariño and the bagpipes, this Galician left his homeland after finishing his degree in Tourism for the cold weather of London. Five years and one day later ("Sometimes it felt like a conviction"), he came to Barcelona where he worked as a Concierge at a 5 star hotel for yet another five years before joining us. He knows the city inside-out, and besides wine, he is very passionate about the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (don't ask him unless you have time to spare!). He loves misquoting Brazilian singer-songwriter Vinicius de Moraes: "Wine is a man's best friend. It's like a dog in a bottle".
Born in 1983 in Argentina, he already felt curiosity about the world since he was a child, when he played to learn by heart all the flags and capital cities at the age of 4. Right after finishing high school he decided to continue his studies in Spain, the land of his ancestors. He spent a period in Italy and had some brief experiences in Greece and London, but he ended up adopting Barcelona as his definitive home. It was love at third sight! Being passionate for nature, photography and gastronomy, he has always worked in the tourism industry, in contact with people from different cultures and different ways of thinking. He has invested his free time in travelling over the five continents, but always returning to his nest: Barcelona.
Clara was born in 1989 in Menorca, a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. She left her hometown to study biology in Barcelona, spending the last year of Bachelor in Rome. Afterwards she had an interest in discover other ways of life, so she did long term travels to South America, India and Nepal. Finally, she spent the last two years working in England, where she developed her skills in customer service and did a master in Public Health. A few months ago, she decided to come back to her mother’s city, Barcelona, with the purpose to stay. Cheerful, warm and enthusiastic to explain her culture, you will feel like home in her tours.
Born in 1990 in a village close to Montserrat, Sandra grew up looking at the sunsets behind this magic mountain. Amazed by nature much like Gaudí was, she developed a strong admiration for the beauty of nature very early in life. In this bucolic landscape and during her teenage years, her love for beauty enhanced her interest in art and culture as a vehicle for human expression. Pursuing an anthropological take of Tourism, she decided to focus her career in this field. She spent three years in France and traveled all around the world visiting Europe, Asia and South America, where she made the most of her time learning about the gastronomy and traditions of every place she visited. Always in touch with the wine world through her job and her family, Sandra supports pioneer biodynamic and organic cellars and believes this trend is here to stay!
Always seeing the bright side of life, she likes to say: "It does not matter if the glass is half empty or half full. There is clearly room for more wine!"
Born half way between Barcelona and Montserrat in 1981. During his college years he studied Hotel Management, Tourism and Business Administration and had the chance to live for a few years in Ireland and United States. Once he returned to Barcelona and looking for more adventures, he decided to head back to Ireland for a new hotel opening surrounded by nature. Two years later he came back to Barcelona and, before joining the team, he worked at the concierge desk of a luxury hotel for almost seven years, becoming the Spanish nominee for the Marjorie Silverman award for young concierges. Passionate about gastronomy, local or international, during its travels he always goes for the best souvenirs, those meant to end up in his stomach.
Marta was born in Barcelona in 1993 and she grew up in Vilanova i la Geltrú, a little city by the Mediterranean Catalan coast. Her Journalism bachelor degree took her to Rotterdam and Tenerife, always close to the ocean. After she finished studying, Marta enlisted in her particular round-the-world tour and it was right then that she understood that working in contact with travelers means travelling a bit each day. And the world is best experienced with a glass of good wine in hand.
Agnès was born in the heart of Barcelona in 1990 and from that moment on, she felt in love with the city. Passionate about art and history; spreading Catalan culture and values to curious travelers is more a hobby than a job.
Thanks to her experience as a touristic guide in Barcelona and Sitges, she has learnt that every day is a new adventure. She acknowledges that a good wine paired with a stimulating conversation is one of the small pleasures in life.
Born and raised in a small village at the foot of Montserrat, Jordi grew up surrounded by nature and tranquility. Since he was a kid, he has felt nature as a part of him and after he had graduated in Translation and Interpreting, he decided to expand his knowledge by taking a postgraduate course in Ecotourism and Nature Guiding. Unexpectedly, Jordi happened to start working in a winery, where he discovered a fascinating world and where his passion for wine and cava grew larger. As a born traveler and adventurer, his biggest wish is to travel all around the world and explore the most beautiful unspoiled spots with a glass of wine in his hand.
She was born on a sunny summer day in 1993. She was raised among pillars of golden sand and drops of the Atlantic Ocean, right in the Canary Islands. Her mother professed her a great passion for the English language and, therefore, Carol not only ended up studying Translation and Interpreting, but she also spent her high-school and university years bringing foreign friends home. That is when she started being an amateur tour guide around her lovely island.
Also, along these years, she developed a deep connection with nature and sport that she still conserves. This help her to keep her restless character under control :P
When she went to Germany due to an exchange and there she found out that it was time to explore the world a bit. After loads of adventures, she has decided to settle in Barcelona for a while. Or perhaps not only for while! She is having fun in this gorgeous city, climbing up Catalan mountains (such as Montserrat) and being a tour guide in Castlexperience where she is meeting new people every single day.
Pol was born in 1989 and since he was really young he was interested in the culture of the land he was living in. He used to pair summertime with good company and delicious food while enjoying the gorgeous views of Montserrat from his family countryside 'masia'. He graduated in History and specialized in that of Barcelona, his hometown. Little by little, he found out that his will to discover new worlds would push him to travel around, something that would mark his life forevermore. Now, he's decided to do a stop in his way around the world to share his passion for Catalonia.
He belongs to the Olympic generation as he was born in a small village of the catalan shore called 'Caldetes' the year 1992. He was just a child when he moved to Barcelona and he is amused by its beauty and culture. He studied History at the University and he did a master in Education, but his adventure began the year 2015 when he moved to Australia. There, he became a professional paella maker, and he travelled as much as he could around that terrific country with his old Mitsubihi Pajero. Now, he has come back more eager than ever to show to the world how beautiful his country is. As a curiosity, he has walked five times from Barcelona to Montserrat, and he has always finished his 16-hour nonstop trip, with a kiss to his beloved 'Moreneta'.
Born in the Olympic year in Barcelona, Catalan and with andalusian roots, Ana was curious about the culture of her land and the rest of the world since childhood. Therefore, he graduated in Humanities, exploring History, Art, Philosophy and Literature in depth; and later, specialized in Cultural Journalism. Passionate about discovering new parts of the world, new people and new sensations, she follows an enthusiastic, positive and joyful vision towards life ("Hakuna Matata", as her father always repeats). She always tries to enjoy every perception, because you know what they say, "the essential is invisible to the eyes".
Mr. X is full of surprises. Once he finished his degree in Tourism, he left Barcelona for a little city close to Dublin. He enjoyed his time in Ireland, especially the Irish accent and their devotion for beer.
It was at that moment that he discovers his passion for meeting new people and learning from his culture. Also, his backpacker spirit awoke. That strong feeling, allowed Mr. X to visit South & Central America, Europe and some countries in Africa and Asia.
At the end, he agreed with his mom to work in something that Mr. X is quite good at, entertain and be with people. He worked as an entertainer during several years, developing his amazement and acting skills. All this background is reflected in his always positive and extrovert character. For him, life must be lived with a smiling soul.
If you feel like chatting, you can ask MR. X about politics, sports or TV Shows, but you must have a chair to sit down, he doesn’t know what a short story is!
May the wine be with us!
Born in Tenerife and raised in Gijón, ever by the sea, Aurora grabbed her backpack at the age of 18 and started living the adventurous life she’d always dreamed of. Since then, this restless traveller hasn’t stopped moving. After 4 years living in the UK, where she completed a degree in Tourism, an employment opportunity brought her to Barcelona, a city she instantly fell in love with. She settled here, of course, still by the sea. After 3 years working in a boring office space, she found Castle, the perfect place where all her passions met: sharing a walk and a laugh with people from different cultural backgrounds, learning something new with them every day and, most importantly, food and wine.