Josep Maria Raventós i Blanc was not just the founder of the winery named after him: he was a key figure in the recent history of winegrowing in Catalonia.
President of the Consell Regulador del Cava [Cava Regulatory Council], promoter and creator of the Cava DO, and mayor of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. The endless work he carried out to ensure the prestige, quality and unique personality of Catalan cava is a legacy of incalculable value. He left Codorníu in 1982. However, as heir, he was entitled to keep the Can Codorníu house and the estate.