The history, technique and tradition of Freixenet allows visitors to see the process involved in making cava. In 1861 Francesc Sala i Ferrés founded Casa Sala, the first brand to be exported from Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and the forerunner of the current winery, which is located in a magnificent modernist building dating from 1927.
The history, techniques and Freixenet tradition are explored on a guided visit lasting around 90 min, which shows visitors the cava-producing process. In 1861, Josep Sala i Ferrès established Casa Sala, the first brand to export from Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and the precursor of the current winery. The winery is housed in a wonderful Modernist building built in 1927 by the architect Josep Ros i Ros. The tour begins with a video about the Freixenet family history and its origins in the world of wine. The video also includes some examples of the TV adverts created by the brand every year, turning it into an important point of reference for a large section of the public. The second part of the tour takes visitors to the winery’s oldest areas, while the traditional method used in the production of cava is explained, as are the differences between the work carried out in 1914, when Freixenet began producing sparkling wines, and today’s methods.
Visitors can then board a small train that will take them from the site´s oldest area to the rest of the Freixenet factory facilities. The visit is like a journey back in time through the world of cavas, allowing you to see the differences between the old and contemporary machines and explaining how tradition and innovation can live side by side. The tour ends with a cava tasting.
You need to book a tour on the winery´s website, where you will also be offered the option of doing a tailor-made visit for groups of up to 20 people.