Cava came about as a result of the effort, ingenuity and creativity shown by a group of Catalan wine-makers and producers. After the disastrous phylloxera epidemic of the mid-19th century, they decided to make a new start. Today everyone who toasts and celebrates with this sparkling wine, made using the traditional method, continues to enjoy the fruits of labour of these winemaking pioneers. Thanks to the tenacity and rigour of contemporary Cava producers, every year these wines improve in both quality and international renown.
The story begins, as all the best ones do, in a small place with a great winemaking tradition: a land of Catalan farmers with a desire to discover and investigate. The other key factor was three main grape varieties: Macabeu, Xarel·lo and Parellada, a trilogy which defined and differentiated this sparkling wine, later named Cava.