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Sparkling wine house with headquarters in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia (Barcelona province) in Spain. It consists of several vineyards or wineries 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 the 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 Codorníu name. The direct descendant José Raventós produced a sparkling wine according to the Champagne method after a trip to Champagne in the early 1870s. However, he was not the first, as is often wrongly claimed, but he was the first to use today's standard varieties and, as the head of the company, played a decisive role in the triumph of Cava.

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