Famous Spanish sparkling wine house with headquarters in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia (province of Barcelona). It consists of several wineries or cellars with a total of 3,245 hectares of vineyards. The first winery was founded as early as 1551 by the Codorníu family in the town of Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, in what is now DO Penedès (Catalonia). In 1659, Maria Anna Codorníu married a Raventós, which is considered the founding year of the company. Anna was the last of the family to bear the name Codorníu. The direct descendant of José Raventós, after a trip to Champagne in the early 1870s, produced a sparkling wine using the Champagne method. He was not the first, as is often wrongly claimed, but he was the first to use today's standard varieties and, as head of the company, played a decisive role in the triumphal march of cava.