Over the years, Segura Viudas has earned a reputation as one of the top producers of cava. The winery has been noted for its high production standards, its labor-intensive approach to winemaking, and its penchant for releasing some of Europe's finest artisan sparkling wines. Segura Viudas has earned many honors over the past five decades, including being the only one winery winning the Grand Vinitaly or being named “Winery of the Year” by Wine & Spirits magazine.
Segura Viudas dates back to the 11th century. At the beginning it was an inhabited watching tower that experienced several work extensions, which explain the presence of diverse architectural styles: Visigoth, Romanesque and Gothic. In the 13th century the tower lost its military importance and was converted into a masía, which is the name given to country houses in Catalonia. When, at the end of the 19th century, the region became aware of the potential of the various indigenous varieties and the first steps were taken in the application of the traditional method, the winery produced its first sparkling wines.
Segura Viudas became a brand in 1959, but it was not until 1969 when it began to market its wines, whose quality stood out from the very first moment. Later on, the installations were equipped with advanced technology with ensures perfection to the process. The passage of time has favored us and the notable prestige of the brand has grown even more in recent years. It is hard to find a wine-producing firm that has accumulated so much international prestige. It would be difficult to find a wine cellar like Segura Viudas, who has picked so many awards and quality recognitions in such a short time.
The Ferrer family of Barcelona, the world's largest producers of sparkling wine, for over 100 years, purchased the Segura Viudas estate in the early eighties and are responsible for Aria's introduction and success in the United States and around the globe.