* The history of Freixenet goes back to 1861, the year in which the family business Casa Sala began, predecessor of the family company Freixenet, founded by Francesc Sala Farrés, to which his son Joan would succeed. In 1911, the heir of Casa Sala, Dolores Sala Vivé, marries the child of the family of the Ferrer de la Freixeneda, Pedro Ferrer Bosch, nicknamed the Freixenet; the couple, together with Joan Sala, begins to produce sparkling wine made according to the traditional method.
In 1914, the first bottle of sparkling Freixenet was launched. At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, Freixenet is already the second "champagne" producer and has built a modern cellar in the neighborhood of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia station. However, the war brought with it the collectivization of Freixenet and the disappearance of Pedro Ferrer and his eldest son Joan Ferrer Sala, leaving the family without a company, without a visible head and without a natural heir. In 1939, after the Civil War, the company was returned to the family and it was Pilar Ferrer, who at the age of 20, took charge of restoring the activity. When Pilar Ferrer marries, the company is in the hands of an attorney and Doña Dolores Sala.
In 1959, José Ferrer Sala joined the management of Freixenet to start the modernization of the brand, with an expansion of the winery, the implementation of greater mechanization and the first attempts to internationalize the brand. In 1965 José Luís Bonet Ferrer joins as Commercial Director; Uncle and nephew form an unbeatable tandem. Between the two they would launch in the coming years such popular products as the Carta Nevada and the Cordón Negro, the most universal bottle of the brand currently distributed in more than 140 countries.
In 1981, the Freixenet group was created, which would gradually incorporate different international wineries, from Champagne to Mexico, through Argentina, Australia or Bordeaux. Currently the Freixenet Group has 18 wineries in 7 countries on 3 continents. In 2017, Can Sala was recognized as one of the first twelve Cavas of Qualified Sites, the highest possible rating for a sparkling Spanish. At the same time, Freixenet was consolidated as the first company in the world in terms of production volume of quality wine made according to the traditional method.
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