Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Barcelona
Contact person: Pere Canals
Phone: +34 617 325 650
The origin of this winery dates back to 1963, when Ramón Canals Ridorsa decided to create a small cellar at the back of the family house in de Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. At first, he continued with the old family run artisan business, funnily enough making wicker utensils for those firms that at that time where producing cava. He started to make short amounts of cava bottles till he decided to quit the old work and became a new cava producer. The place became too small and he built a new winery in the outskirts of the town. The original cellar fell in disuse.
But, in 1999 with the birth of a new brand called “Castell Sant Antoni”, the production went back to those old cellars of Passeig del Parc. This is how the much longed-for personal project of Pere Canals finally materialized, creating a winery dedicated only to the production of cavas of high expressivity. With a well defined philosophy, based on the creation of top quality and refined products in limited numbers for high quality restaurants and selected wine outlets, Castell Sant Antoni has managed to obtain top ranking cavas. The secret is using only the free-run-juice of the local grapes mainly: macabeo, xarel.lo, parellada, for the white cavas, and and grenache for the red ones. Sometimes using also international Chardonnay and pinot Noir.