Freixenet Winery

Freixenet, best known for its "black bottle bubbly" Cordon Negro, is a family-owned company since 1861. The company focuses solely on méthode champenoise wines.

Freixenet Cava Cellar
Freixenet Cava Harvest
Freixenet Cava Penedès
Freixenet Cava Barrels
country
Spain
region
Catalunya
appellation
Penedès
winemaker
Josep Bujan, Pilar Urpí & Manel Quintana
established date
1914
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Overview

Freixenet (pronounced "fresh-eh-net"), best known for its "black bottle bubbly" Cordon Negro, is a family-owned company that grew from humble beginnings in rural Catalunya. The roots of Freixenet stretch back to 1861 and are embedded in the history of two longstanding winemaking families, the Ferrers and the Salas, whose expertise, determination and ingenuity intertwined to form the foundation of the company that today is the world leader in sparkling wines.

The proof, as they say, is in the bottle: today, the most often popped corks in the world say "Freixenet."

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country
Spain
region
Catalunya
appellation
Penedès
winemaker
Josep Bujan, Pilar Urpí & Manel Quintana
established date
1914
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Over 100 Years of WineMaking

  • 18 generations of winemaking experience at the family estate, La Freixeneda, in Penedès, Spain
  • In the late 19th century, Pedro Ferrer or El Freixenet, married Dolores Sala, whose family had been making wine at their Casa Sala property since 1861
  • In 1914, the first bottles were released with Pedro’s childhood nickname on the label, and Freixenet was born
  • Freixenet introduced the iconic frosted bottle in 1934, followed by the trademark black matte bottle in 1970s
  • Introduced in the US in 1935, growing significantly starting in 1974
  • Freixenet expanded beyond Cava to introduce Freixenet Prosecco to the world in 2017