The kingdom of cava
If you want to know everything about the world of cava, the town of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia has a cava centre, where you can expand your knowledge and hear lots of anecdotes. Fassina de Can Guineu, a former distillery built in 1814, now offers a fascinating journey through the kingdom of the bubbly elixir – a drink that has demolished the boundaries of the regions of Barcelona.
With interactive displays, educational games and wall projections, the CIC Fassina Cava Centre offers a journey of discovery through the origins, history, production process and quality control of a sparkling wine regulated by the Cava Denomination of Origin. You can see a vine sprout before your eyes, learn about the phylloxera plague, which devastated the region's vineyards in the late 19th century, and have the opportunity to touch a specimen of this insect. You will also experience the traditions, culture, art of living and spirit of celebration associated with responsible consumption of cava – a drink that is synonymous with celebration in Catalonia.
The duration of your visit to CIC can range between one and one and a half hours, depending on how deeply you delve into the subject matter. Also, if you come with your children, you need not worry about them getting bored: the exhibition is set up so attractively that they will be enthralled. And there is a treat in store for you when you finish your visit: a glass of cava to send you on your way with the best possible taste in your mouth.
• Would you like to take a tour of the Cava DO region from winery to winery, tasting the best sparkling wines and enjoying the superb scenery? Find out about the combined visits that CIC Fassina organises.
CIC Fassina Cava Centre
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