Eight of the world’s oldest wineries

Codorníu, Spain – established 1551

ENT-229_mid_resCodorníu has owned vineyards and a winemaking facility in the Spanish region of Penedès since 1551, proven by documents that refer to Jaume Codorníu’s vineyards and winemaking activities. It wasn’t wasn’t until 1872 that the first bottle of Cava, made using the “traditional method”, was produced by Josep Raventós in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Catalonia. The Codorníu cellars at Sant Sadurní d’Anoia were later built on the orders of Manuel Raventós between 1895 and 1915.

In 1976, the Codorníu cellars at Sant Sadurní d’Anoia were declared “a National Monument of Historical and Artistic Interest” by King Juan Carlos I, making this the historic centre of Cava. Today Codorniu is one of the top three Cava producers in the world with an annual production of close to five million cases.

4 Responses to “Eight of the world’s oldest wineries”

  1. Rastko Fajndovic says:

    What about Château Haut Brion, The Pontac’s Head and Samuel Pepys?

  2. CHATEAU LA NERTHE (Chateauneuf-du-Pape): first written record 1560, likely to have been established over a century earlier…

  3. Katja says:

    It was not Armenia but Georgia actually. Get your facts straight 😉

  4. Hilda says:

    Growing grapes goes back to 8000 BC and the first people who made wine were Armenians in Areni-1 Cave Complex 6100 BC.

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