The Glorious Life Blog

A Proud Family History

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    16th Century - The Gloria Ferrer story dates back to Spain over 600 years ago, where the Ferrer family was a well-established winegrowing family.

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    Early 20th Century - The marriage of Pedro Ferrer and Dolores Sala united two prominent Spanish wine families.

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    1914 - The first cava released by Pedro and Dolores launches Freixenet on its way to becoming the world’s largest maker of méthode champenoise wines.

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    1930’s - His wife and three daughters take over the winery when Pedro, after visiting the U.S. to open a winery, loses his life in the Spanish Civil War.

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    1982 - Pedro’s son José fulfills his father’s American dream, purchasing 250 acres in the heart of Carneros and naming it for his beloved wife.

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    1986 - Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards opens in a beautiful winery inspired by a classic Catalan farmhouse, or masia.

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    Beyond - Having built the first sparkling wine house in Carneros, Gloria Ferrer continues to pioneer the viticulture development of the region.