The Codorniu cellers at Sant Sadurni d’Anoia were built for Manuel Raventos between 1895 and 1915. At that time, Codorniu was producing about 100,000 bottles of cava per year. Now, a century later the company is producing 27 million bottles per year.
Beneath the Codorniu building, a labyrinth of subterranean passages extends for more than 30 kilometres, the largest cellers in the world. The cava produced is here is excellent. Raimat owns 2,245 hectares of vineyard.
The grapes from these vineyards are used for the production of still and sparkling wines. Raimat has the earliest grape harvest in Europe, the largest vineyard in Spain and the biggest wine producing estate owned by one family. All their wines represent reliability, quality and good value for money.
CAVA VINEYARD AND TASTING - THE VISIT
The BEO team will meet and greet you at your hotel and accompany you by private coach or car to the famous Codorniu Vineyard in the famous wine growing region of the Penedes, some 35 minutes from Barcelona’s city centre.
During the outward journey the guides will give you some background information on the area you are going to visit and prepare you for your vineyard tour. On arrival, an official member of the Codorniu staff will greet you and lead you on an exclusive, private tour of one of Spain’s most famous cava vineyards.
Your group will get to see the vines, visit the subterranean cellars housing hundreds of thousands of bottles, while also admiring the splendor of the modernist building, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and visiting the gardens.
You will also learn about the whole cava making process and the visit will conclude with the opportunity to taste two or three cavas under the guidance of your professional guide. They will also help you appreciate the qualities and characteristics of each cava. To compliment this, we will also have a light buffet on offer, consisting of cheese, ham and the local pa amb tomaquet (Bread with tomato). There will also be time afterwards to visit the shop and purchase a momento of the days visit to the vineyards.
PRICE PER PERSON: From 65 Euros, to include tour, tasting, transportation and guide
Sant Sadurni, approx. 50 minutes from Barcelona
3-4 hours including transport
All year round, from Monday to Sunday am. only
From couples to corporate groups
This activity is not normally affected by adverse weather conditions
WHAT TO WEAR
Casual or smart clothing, as required
Cava Tours include a tasting and further cava can be purchased in the company shop, at the end of the tour.