The Raventos family lays claim to the oldest family run vineyards in the world – established in 1551. Seven generations later, in the 1860’s, Josep Raventos, a well known pioneer in the industry, working with Francesc Gil and Agusti Vilaret at the Catalan Institute of Agriculture at San Isidro, created the first Spanish Sparkling wine in the French or “Champagne” Method. In 1872, Josep Raventos released the first commercial production of “Cava.” In the 1970’s, as the Champagne Region sought to control the use of their geographical name, Spain adopted the CAVA name and has distinguished the Spanish Sparkling Wine Industry from their counterparts to the north. Ramon Raventos Cava is being launched in 2017 as a tribute to the pioneering spirit of Ramon’s ancestors.
The success of our cava stems from the original vineyards located on small plots of land of extraordinary quality for growing sparkling wine grapes. The influence of the gentle Mediterranean, combined with rich, well-drained soil and limited rainfall all contribute to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Harvesting is done by hand from low yielding vines which average between 30 and 40 years old. Ramon Raventos wines are made from the native, local varieties Xarello and Macabeo with a special emphasis on Xarello as it is unique to our area of Spain.