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Codorníu’s 15 wineries to be 100% organic by 2024

The world’s largest organic Cava producer, Raventós Codorníu, has announced a target to make its entire vineyard area, spread across 15 wineries, 100% organic by 2024.

Codorníu’s vineyards in Spain are currently in conversion to organic viticulture

In a statement sent to the drinks business this morning, the company outlined its plan to ensure that all the grapes grown for its wineries in Spain, Argentina and California will be produced organically within three years, noting that it was already a leader in Spain’s sparkling wine, Cava.

It also said that its Cava brands Parxet, Titiana and Raimat were currently certified organic, with the following wineries undergoing the three-year transition to the approach: Mont-Ferrant, Raventós d’Alella, Scala Dei, Poblet, Portal del Montsant, Legaris and Bodegas Bilbaínas.

According to the statement, Raventós Codorníu currently sells 4.77 million bottles of organic Cava annually, which represents 35% of the world market, making the group the biggest organic Cava producer in the world.

In terms of vineyard area, the group has 3,570 hectares, of which 50% are certified organic and the other 50% are undergoing the conversion to organic certification – with as much as 88% of the total due to gain the accreditation by the end of next year.

The list of wineries owned by the group, and their current organic status, is listed below:

  • Parxet – organic
  • Titiana – organic
  • Raimat – organic
  • Mont-Ferrant – in transition
  • Raventós Alella – in transition
  • Scala Dei – in transition
  • Abadia de Poblet – in transition
  • Portal del Montsant – in transition
  • Legaris – in transition
  • Bodegas Bilbaínas – in transition
  • Codorníu – in transition
  • Septima – in transition
  • Artesa – in transition
  • Bach – in transition
  • Nuviana – in transition

As part of Raventós Codorníu’s commitment to sustainability, the group is in the process of joining the UN Global Compact and has endorsed several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include ensuring that 50% of the energy generated at its centres comes from renewable sources by 2030. The company currently has three photovoltaic plants and a biomass facility that satisfy 10% of its energy needs in Spain.

The group has also said that by the end of next year, all its electricity purchases in Spain will be from guaranteed renewable sources.

According to the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV), Spain is the world leader for organic vineyard surface area.

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