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Cavas Codorníu Winery Guided Tours

Famous Cava sparkling wine Factory in Art Nouveau modernist 1895 surface buildings and subterranean tunnels Winery tour. History, tips, info & tickets

Updated: Mar 26, 2023 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 1.6k

About Cavas Codorníu Winery Guided Tours

Caves Codorníu is the oldest winery and family run business in Spain, being founded in 1551 and having over 450 years of history. Codorníu winery is the most visited wine cellar in Spain and the first to produce Cava (Spanish sparkling wine) in Catalonia.

Codorníu Cavas Aging Process

The bottles settle in the cellars for at least nine months. The different styles of cava depend on the period of ageing.

Codorníu Underground Cavas

Beneath the modernist art nouveau Codorníu surface buildings is an underground labyrinth of brick lined cellars spread out over five floors. For over a century now the second fermentation and aging process is done in the cellars because of the constant cool temperature.

Codorníu Vineyards

Each grape variety is different and requires a specific climate and soil so Codorníu has three vineyard areas and uses sustainable viticultural techniques.

Visiting Cavas Codorníu Winery Guided Tours

There are a range of visits available that include a guided tour of the surface facilities for squashing, fermenting and bottling the grapes. Also included is a visit to the vast underground tunnels where the bottles are left to further ferment. Places and availability of tours in English are limited and vary in quantity depending on the season so booking in advance is recommended.

Top tip: In the gift shop there are Gran reserva Anna Cordedeu cava bottles which are reserved for domestic sale only within Spain because of their fine quality. I recommend getting a few bottles of these because they are delicious.

Also in the town of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia is the Simón Coll chocolate factory which offers guided tours. With the Caves Codorníu & Chocolate factory tour as well as exploring the town, you have a complete day trip.

Cavas Codorníu Tickets

What to take with you for Cavas Codorníu Winery Guided Tours

The guided tour includes the historic surface buildings and subterranean cava caves so pack a fleece for the caves. No other specialist clothes or torches are needed nor will you be obliged to wear a hard hat.

Equally, I would throw in a poncho if there is a risk of rain. The walk from the station through Sant Sadurni d'Anoia plus the tour will involve several kilometers of walking so comfortable shoes are advisable.

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Summer socks

Summer socks

Ankle spring/summer socks

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Fleece jacket or Jersey

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Emergency Poncho

Emergency Poncho

Small folded lightweight Water proof poncho for emergencies

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Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 9.20 € 16.00 Students, Over 65 years, 12.80 Euros Child € 9.20 € 12.00 For 8-17 Years. Under 8 FREEGroup/Family Ticket? See Website.Notes Book in advance via website.

Getting to Cavas Codorníu Winery Guided Tours

Address: carrer de can cordiniu S/N, Sant Sadurni d'Anoia. 08770

The Codorníu Wine and Cava Caves are located 2.3km from the train station so allow at least 30 to 40 mins to walk from the Renfe Sant Sadurní d'Anoia station on the RODALIES R4 line. Also, there are some interesting historical buildings in the town along the way.

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