Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sant Sadurni d'Anoia

We headed out on a day trip to Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, the home of cava. It is a short train trip from Barcelona. The Freixenet winery is just across from the train. It was lovely and the bottling robots were super cool.

Vineyards and Montserrat in the distance
Here is the entrance to the other winery, Codorniu. The winery was built around 1900 in the moderisme tradition. You take a taxi from the train station (expensive and a bit of a hassle but cheaper than a rental car). The tour is more rustic than Freixinet. We didn't make a reservation (oops) so we had to take our tour in spainish. Luckily we had just toured Freixinet in english and honestly the tours were similar. However, the guide felt sorry for us and we had a great conversation at the end with him during the tasting. The brilliance of placing the shop after the tasting room caused us to check our luggage on the way back. We only lost one bottle of wine in HB's bag. It was wrapped in plastic so it did not do too much damage.

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