Grupo Codorníu wine producer
Codorníu invented Cava, producing the first Champagne-method Spanish fizz in 1872. Today it’s the second-largest producer of bottle-fermented sparkling wine in the world. Still family-owned after nearly five centuries, it can also claim to be the oldest family firm in Spain.
Cava is still the core business, based at their historic winery at Sant Sadurní d'Anoia in Catalunya, which was designed by renowned modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch at the end of the 19th century and is now a National Monument. But the Group now own eight wineries scattered across Spain, and two overseas in California and Argentina.
The first of these was Raimat in the Costers del Segre region, where in 1914 Miguel Raventós acquired a vast tract of barren land with a castle, and set about building a winery from scratch. Today the vineyard covers 2000 hectares, making it the largest in single ownership in Europe. It produces both Cava and still wines.
Subsequent growth has largely occured by acquiring established wineries in Spain’s most notable regions. These include Bilbaínas in Rioja, Masia Bach in Penedès and Scala Dei in Priorat. The most recent venture is Leiras in Rías Baixas.
Decanting Club wines made by: Grupo Codorníu
From Galicia, Spain
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