THE SPANISH HERITAGE
Raventós Codorníu is one of the families with the most longstanding winemaking tradition in Spain. Working in the winegrowing business since 1551, its members have been making wines and cellars that are enjoyed all over the world for over 465 years.
With more than 4 centuries of experience in Europe, Raventós Codorníu sought to expand to the great terroirs of the New World. This is how it settled in the Napa Valley region in 1991 and, after carefully assessing different areas, in 1999, the family chose Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, in Mendoza, Argentina, for its unbeatable characteristics to make wines of international quality.
Nowadays, Codorníu Raventós has 14 centenarian wineries, mostly located in its winegrowing territories, including Bodega Séptima, in Mendoza, Argentina. This way, Raventós Codorníu offers wines that place great value on the winegrowing tradition of every territory where they are built up. These are wines that sprout from a characteristic terroir, boosting the identity and autonomy of every winery that makes it up.
NEW WORLD WINES
After many years of searching for an exceptional terroir in the New World, the genesis of Raventós Codorníu’s seventh winery began in the year 1999 and was built in 2001 in Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains and 1050 meters above sea level.
Our origin is part of a type of wineries that was significant for the Argentine winegrowing industry. We share similar characteristics with many establishments founded at the beginning of the 21st century and provided the industry with prestige and diversity: European heritage and know-how, vineyards of our own, the elaboration of premium wines and respect for the terroir.
Working and capitalizing the heritage of more than 450 years on all our wines and the activities carried out in the winery.
Discovering the Argentine terroirs and varieties as the first steps of the search for the highest quality.
Lab Top 3 & Igual o Mejor (Equal or Better) policy: each new wine is evaluated in terms of its competitive range and will only be launched to the market if the blind tasting panel select it as the top 3 best world-wines. Each wine must be equal or better than the same wine from the previous vintage.
We are part of the pioneering generation which made top-quality Argentine modern wines, based on the European expertise, wisdom and experience.
In Raventós Codorníu and Bodega Séptima, we work on a long-term basis. We make wines and care for the terroir with the future generations in mind.