In 1979, Carlos Esteva decided to go and live in his grandparents' country house in the hills to the south of Penedès. Bit by bit, the house, which had fallen into disrepair, was restored and the vineyards were replanted. The estate comprises 450 hectares, 50 hectares of which are vineyards.
Only organic fertilisers are used there, and no insecticides. The subsoil is very poor and chalky, with many marine animal fossil remains. The yields are low, harvested from a fragmented collection of small plots, the best of which are located on the ridges of the hills. Therefore harvest has to be done by hand. They produce top quality not only in Cava, but also in white and red wines.
Regularly classed among the best wines in Spain. An idiosyncratic choice of grape varieties and vinification-ageing with deliberately limited use of barrel ageing.