Visit Caves Codorníu and take a journey back in time to the origins and culture of cava while you enjoy a unique experience and discover a jewel of Catalan art nouveau, modernisme.
In the town of Sant Sadurní, in the heart of the Alt Penedès, you’ll find Spain’s oldest family-run business, Codorníu, which was founded more than 450 years ago.
The Codorníu winery was designed by the Catalan art- nouveau, or modernista, architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch
(a contemporary of Gaudí
’s), and listed as an Artistic and Historic Landmark in 1976. The building symbolises the alliance between nature and human endeavour and is a tribute in stone to the silence of the cava-making process.
Codorníu was the first winery to produce cava using the traditional method with grape varieties native to the Penedès, including Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada.
It also makes wines with other grapes, such as Chardonnay. Codorníu have used this variety since 1983 to make their cava Anna de Codorníu, which pays homage to the last member of the Codorníu family to have this surname.What does your booking includes?
- Welcome in the Puig Hall "the Cathedral of Cava".
- Modernista walk: Josep Puig i Cadafalch’s landmark + history and heritage of the Codorníu family + Codorníu winery gardens.
- Museum and large cellar: exhibition of traditional machinery used in harvesting and fermentation – interactive model of the winery + table of aromas.
- The first Codorníu winery.
- Visit to the underground cellars: exhibition of traditional machinery used to make cava + train ride through the cellars.
And according to which type of ticket you have purchased:
- Codorníu tour: tasting of two of Codorníu’s top-of-the-range cavas (grape juice for the under 18s).
- Anna tour: special tasting of three cavas from the Anna de Codorníu range (Blanc de Blancs Reserva, Blanc de Noirs and Rosé) accompanied by a snack (crisps, olives and mini cured sausage) in the Anna Room.
Times and languages
- English: from Monday to Friday at 10am, 11.30am, and 3.30pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 10am.
- Catalan: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 11am.
- Spanish: from Monday to Friday at 11am and 4.30pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 11.30am.
- French: from Monday to Friday at 3pm.
: from 1st to 6th January; 25th and 26th December.Length
: 1 hour 30 minutes, approximately.Meeting point
: Caves Codorníu. Av. Jaume de Codorníu, s/n – Sant Sadurní d'Anoia.How to get there
- By car: AP-7 or AP-2 motorways, exit 27 - Sant Sadurní d'Anoia (40km from Barcelona and 30km from Tarragona).
- By train: Rodalies (suburban rail) RENFE L4 + Taxi. From Barcelona-Sants or Barcelona-plaça Catalunya stations. Trains terminating at Vilafranca del Penedès/Sant Vicenç de Calders, alight at Sant Sadurní d'Anoia station.
- Taxis Sant Sadurní: 938 910 428.
- Hillsabus: Departure at 9am. from Barcelona (c. Urgell with c. Paris - Metro L5 Hospital Clínic stop). Departure at 11.50am. from Caves Codorníu to Sant Sadurní. Regular service Sant Sadurní - Barcelona.
- The visit is free for the under 7s.
- Reduced admission is valid for students from 18 years old, large families, single parent families, + 65 years old, handicapped; prior accreditation at reception.
- Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Customer services provider: CAVES CODORNIU