MASIA BACH – SPAIN
In 1915, the brothers Pere and Ramón Bach i Escopet moved to Sant Esteve Sesrovires from Barcelona and bought the 18th century estate “Can Estrada”.
With the revenues from the cotton trade, the Bach brothers decided to invest in starting a winery, gradually expanding, buying new plots to accumulate a total of 365 hectares. The 1920 harvest, consisting of the Xarello and Macabeo vines, marked Bach’s eagerly awaited inauguration.
Pere and Ramón Bach settled in the Penedés region with the idea of creating a wine destined for aging. They built a 95-meter-long cellar that was to house a thousand Bordeaux oak barrels.
From their textile experience also comes the idea of giving a whimsical name, which would stand out and they chose “extrísimo”, the name given to the top quality cotton imported from Egypt and India. Bach’s first bottles were present at the legendary Barcelona International Exposition of 1929.
The Spanish civil war stopped the splendor achieved by the Bach winery in the roaring twenties and had tragic consequences on the family. Ramón was killed and Pere, a survivor of the fighting, devastated by this loss in 1942 decided to sell the estate.
In the following years, the winery changed owners several times. Meters of underground tunnels were built for the aging of the Cava.
In 1975, the winery finally came under the ownership of the Raventós family, who acquired the estate and incorporated Bach into their group of linerie.
The ambitious and innovative effort of the Bach brothers is reflected in the current appearance of the estate as well as in the quality and personality of the wines and sparkling wines.
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