An exciting journey to the origins of cava:
Codorníu is synonymous with the history of a family of winemakers dating back to the 16th century. It is the oldest family business in Spain and one of the oldest in the world. It currently has more than 450 years of history.
Manuel Raventós, the great driving force behind Codorníu, hired the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch (a contemporary of Gaudí) in 1895 to expand the winery. The building he built symbolizes the fruitful alliance between nature and human labor and is a stone tribute to the silence of cava. Since 1976 it has been a Historic-Artistic Monument and one of the most impressive examples of architecture dedicated to the production and aging of cavas.
Underground in a maze of subway cellars is where, for a century, the Codorníu cavas have been fermenting and aging at a constant temperature. In 1872, Josep Raventós Fatjó produced cava for the first time in Spain following the Traditional Method and using native Penedés grapes: Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada. In this way he established a completely new industry in the region and linked the Codorníu brand to the history of cava.
With more than 450 years of history, we are the oldest wine and cava producer in Spain, a symbol of passion, innovation and loyalty to our origins.
Inspiring every moment of celebration since the creation of the first cava by Josep Raventós in 1872.