Cavas Hill, founded in 1887, produces one of Spain’s most famous specialties using traditional methods in the small village of Moja, Alt Penedès, whose origins can be traced back to 1660.
Cavas Hill, founded in 1887, produces one of Spain’s most famous specialties using traditional methods in the small village of Moja, Alt Penedès.
“Ennoble” is the term used by experts to describe the traditional method of adding different grape varieties to a vineyard’s stock. This term holds a special meaning at Cavas Hill, as this very practice saved the vines of Cavas Hill from the phylloxera plague in the nineteenth century and gave rise to the current richness of the vineyards of the Penedès.
Cavas Hill is one of the oldest Cava brands and one of only 3 wineries that are allowed to carry the name Cava in its name. In 1918, the first underground cellars were built and production of Spanish méthode champenoise wine known as “cava” began, but its beginnings date back to the seventeenth century when an English immigrant named Joseph Hill began growing vines at the “El Maset” estate. Today, Cavas Hill owns 10 hectares of vineyards that surround the winery where a majority of the grapes used for the reserva wines are currently sourced from.