The winemaking tradition of Celler Cooperatiu d'Artés is an ancestral heritage that has been passed from father to son through the course of history. Years dedicated to carefully studing a unique climate and soil have led to the creation of a distinctive personality and style in grape-growing and winemaking.
This winery, founded in 1908 with the name "Sindicat Agrícola d'Artés", markets its products both in Spain and abroad under the brands Artium and Lluís Guitart.
With the passing of the years, the Celler Cooperatiu d'Artés has become a hallmark for tradition and quality both near and far.
In 1929, a number of the winery's products were exhibited at the Barcelona International Trade Fair, where they were awarded the Gold Medal and Diploma of Honour.
In 1031, the winery started to sell all of the wines made by each grower under the label "wine of Artés". The success achieved in this venture enabled it to build the present winery buildings in 1935.
In 1940, the Celler Cooperatiu d'Artés brought the first sparkling wine (cava) bottles to the Spanish market, becoming Spain's first "cava" cooperative.
The 84 founder partners grew to 1.034 in a series of stages, attaining a peak grape output for winemaking of 5 million kilograms in 1963.
Since 1982, the cooperative's members have been converting their vineyards to the trellised vine system and planting new varieties.
This join project, assisted by highly qualified personnel, seeks to achieve a very special goal: Ensure optimal quality in the making, aging ang bottling of their wines and "cavas".
So, official approval of the appellation "Pla de Bages" in 1995 is merely the deserved recognition of all those years of effort and devotion.
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