The history of our familiar company goes back to the middle of the XIX Century, when our forefathers were dedicated to wine farming. Since then our family has always been dedicated to the vinicultural sector.
In 1926, Ramon Giró i Mata was mentioned in the yearbooks as wine exporter, mainly to France . In January of 1927 while based in Can Rosell, he bought a wine warehouse in Sant Sadurní, alongside the church. He was quite famous as an expert in hunting and received the nickname of "el Rei" (the King). He was also well known for important contacts between "champagne" producers and farmers of Penedès. He took advantage of those contacts to buy wine from the farmers and to sell it to "champagne" producers, warehouses of Barcelona and dealers from France.
At that time Sant Sadurní was as well-known for "champagne" as for other products of grapevine, such as the rancid wine and mistela, with was sold in Barcelona . The rancid wine of "Cal Rei" was a well known product in small shops and wholesalers. Today, we conserve the large glass bottles, which exposed to the sun, turned the strong wines into generous rancid wines which were very popular at large celebrations.
The Civil War seriously affected the growth of the family firm. In spite of this, the son of Ramon, Jaume Giró i Giró, resumed the activity some years later, but this time in a new direction, to meet the requirements of the prosperous cavas run by other well known families of the town. Married to the daughter of the Gramona family, Jaume Giró began construction of new vats for wine production, in what is today our Bodega. In them, Jaume prepared wines according to the preferences of each Cava producer.
The small company prospered and this encouraged Jaume and his son, Ramon Giró i Gramona, to take advantage of all their experience to elaborate the first bottles of their own cava. Since then, we have been elaborating wines and cavas of the best quality, with special selections of the best harvests. Our efforts has been rewarded with many prizes and awards over the years.
Time has converted our bodega into a place where you breath a rich cultural bouquet that includes wine, painting, dance, music and other activities that helps to convert the pleasure of the senses into the protagonist.