Wine and Cava museum

The Ramon Canals Cava Museum is the finest private museum in the history of cava in Catalonia. The museum covers an area of almost 850 m2, and is home to more than 4,500 exhibits from vineyards, wines and cavas, dating from the 4th century B.C. to the 20th century. The collection comprises Greek wine vases, Roman amphorae, flasks for maritime transport, presses with single and dual wooden screws, Murano glass goblets from the mid-nineteenth century, Catalan glass flagons or “porrons” and bottles, microscopes, books on oenology, copper stills and many other tools which show the long tradition of wine-growing in Catalonia.

THE GLASS ROOM

THE VITICULTURE ROOM

ARQUEOLOGY AND OENOLOGY ROOM

LIBRARY

THE GLASS ROOM

The Glass Room has a magnificent collection of glasses from different parts of the world, some old (Venice 1830) and some new, with a unique, exclusive design. The collection includes traditional Catalan drinking vessels, “porrons” and “porrones”, carafes from the beginning of the century, and a large assortment of typical Catalan glassware from 18th and 19th century.

THE VITICULTURE ROOM

Farm tools and vineyard tools have been collected together in a small room with views to the exterior, the display includes wooden and iron ploughs, manual sulphuring apparatus and animal powered sulphuring apparatus, forks, pruning instruments, and Brabant and Roman cooper’s tools.

ARQUEOLOGY AND OENOLOGY ROOM

The wine growing and oenology room contains a highly valuable collection of unique microscopes which were made between the years 1820 and 1920, as well as laboratory devices for calculating acidity and sulphides, articles for measuring the graduation of the wine, densimeters volatile particles, etc.
Wooden presses from the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries with wooden and metal screws. Copper stills, pumps for decanting the wine, copper and metal mud measurers, grape pressing machines with wooden and metal rollers, tools for ventilating the barrels, boilers for sterilization, etc.
Also on display is one of the first types of machine made for producing cava, which were imported from France in 1875.

LIBRARY

The museum also has a more than 500 books collection on wine growing and oenology which date back to 1839, and a notably the first essay on oenology from the year 1867. One of the oldest agriculture book of the collection is dated back to 1552.

GUIDED TOUR

Sempre guiats per un professional, us explicarem el procés de l’elaboració del vi i del cava i gaudireu d’un viatge apassionant a través de la història de l’enologia.

La visita inclou visita a les caves, visita al Museu del vi i del cava i degustació.

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