This year, Caves Bohigas celebrates 90 years as a cava-producing winery and, to celebrate it, it has organized various cultural and leisure activities in order to bring the culture of cava and its origins closer to everyone.
The beginnings of Caves Bohigas date back to the end of the 13th century, when Pere Moragues and his family of winegrowers lived and worked the lands of Mas Moragues (currently, Finca Can Macià). The production was mainly dedicated to own consumption (Mediterranean trilogy: bread, oil and wine).
In subsequent centuries, Mas Moragues was passed from generation to generation until, in 1929, Joan Vives decided to start making sparkling wine for his trade; They called it xampany. But, in 1936, the Civil War broke out and Can Macià was occupied and looted, and Joan Vives and his wife Mercedes Ciervo were shot.
After the war, Joan Vives' nephew, Josep Maria Bohigas, continued with the wine business and began marketing the xampany Bohigas, which his uncle had started. Since then, the winery has been growing and improving its facilities and technologies and, today, 90 years later, Joan Vives's great-great-granddaughter, Maria Casanovas Giró, is in charge of Caves Bohigas, alongside her father Jordi Casanovas Bohigas.
With a production of 500,000 bottles per year (450,000 of cava and 50,000 of wine), Bohigas wine and cava is currently present in about twenty countries around the world and has received numerous international awards, which value, mainly, the exquisite quality of its products.
Live music concert
The first activity that Bohigas has organized on the occasion of the 90 years is a free live music concert on May 31 (Friday). The concert, by the pop and rock band Filferro, will take place at 8 pm in the Can Macià family chapel. The musicians are a duo (Gerard, on guitar, and David, singer) and will cover the great classics of pop and rock history.