Raimat Winery in Lleida near Barcelona. Bodegas Raimat Spain.

Raimat Winery in Lleida near Barcelona

Bodegas Raimat Spain

About Raimat Raimat is owned by Raventos Codorniu, who are Spain's oldest producer of wines and Cavas. The majority of Raventos Codorniu is now owned by US capital investment group The Carlyle Group.

The geological and climate characteristics of the Raimat estate was the driving force behind the 2,245 hectares area of vineyards in the Costers del Segre D.O. Designation of Origin in 1986.  The Raimat winery is itself a specific sub-zone within the designation, and is currently the main producer and ambassador.

In 1914 Manuel Raventós acquired around 3,000 hectares of barren land surrounding the ruins of a castle. Over time, he would convert it into Europe's first wine plantation. The winery is the result of two unique architectural visions. In 1918 the "Cathedral of wine", iwas created by Joan Rubió, one of Gaudí's disciples and in 1998, Domingo Triay designed the new building, a temple integrated into the landscape.

Hunting is prohibited in the Raimat vineyards, so the landscape teems with all manner of wildlife:  birds, rabbits, partridges, foxes, etc., because these creatures plays a fundamental role in maintaining such a delicate balance. Vines and grapes are only part of this whole and their growing techniques respect the balance of nature. In this way Raimat offers wines of the highest quality with a unique personality using grapes exclusively from their own estate and always in harmony with the environment.

Raimat was created with the conviction that sustainable agricultural practices were the best guarantee for the conservation of the environment and more than 100 years later, this conviction remains unchanged. Raimat’s commitment to nature is firm, the sustainable processes far exceed the formal requirements and the winery aims to achieve a 100% organic production model.

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Last Updated on Friday, 04 August 2023 10:41
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