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

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