Carrer Bonavista 2, 08734 Moja, Barcelona

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Mon – Thur : 08:30 – 17:00
Fri : 08:30 – 14:00

OUR HISTORY

PAST

Founded in 1887 by the Hill family, our cellar is one of the oldest in the D.O. Cava.

PRESENT

We have two lines of cava: the Cuvée 1887, related to the festive spirit of the Belle Époque; and the Panot Gaudí, a homage to Moderism with which our origins are firmly tied. We also produce still wines inspired by nature which express the essence of the Penedès and the Mediterranean.

FUTURE

At Cavas Hill we face the future with the optimism and rigour that we apply to our daily work and that we transmit to our wines and cavas.

ORIGINS

1761

When taking into account the oral tradition of our family, Cavas Hill is the legacy of the driving spirit of an English man, Joseph Hill, who, at the end of the XVIII century, moved with his family to the Penedés to begin his business of cultivating grapes and producing wine. The first records of the Hill family are documented in 1761 in the area of La Casota de San Miguel de Olèrdola and the ties with this family to the vineyards of the Penedés amount to more than 260 years.

Construction of the Cavas Hill cellar

1887

During various generations, the descendants of Joseph Hill continued to work the land. In 1887, Pere Hill Font inherited the business. The ancestral home was transformed into the current estate which today houses the offices of Cavas Hill; the cellar was constructed separately from the house by a door whose lintel marks the engraving of the date of its foundation.

Phylloxera

In the second half of the XIX century, after the phylloxera had decimated the vineyards of France, the Penedés enjoyed its best years of wine production. Unfortunately, the plague then arrived in Catalonia, causing a profound social and economic crisis which affected the whole of the Penedés.

The optimism of the Belle Époque

At the end of the XIX century, with the crisis of the phylloxera overcome and the industrial revolution underway, the expansion of knowledge and the arrival of the Belle Époque in Europe and Modernism in Catalonia, the optimistic and innovative spirit felt in society also affected the cellar. Josep Hill Ros, who had inherited the cellar, decided to sell its wines.

Refurbishing the facade

1918

In 1918, the Hill family undertook a modernist refurbishment of the main facade under the direction of the architect Antoni Pons, an emblem of Modernism in the Penedés at that time.

Construction of the cellars

1924

Some years later, in 1924, the historic cellars began their construction, consisting of five galleries excavated in soft rock known as “tapasot” a kind of petrocalcic rock, which is malleable and resistant, allowing the natural shapes of the walls and vaults to be made naturally, making it one of the most unique cellars in the Penedès.

The first sparkling wines

1926

In 1926, the first bottles of cava were revived, made according to the champenoise method, but using varieties of grape which were local to the area: Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada. The first cavas from the Cavas Hill cellar were launched onto the market, a moment which made everything seem possible. From then on, the evolution of our cavas has always been accompanied by an open, festive and optimistic spirit as from its beginnings, and this is what is transmitted in the glass.

A homage to Gaudí

2018

The Sala Panot is our original cellar dating from 1887. It was restored in 2018, coinciding with the centenary of the modernist refurbishment of the facade. During the restoration, the original walls and roof of the cellar were maintained, but one of Antoni Gaudí’s most popular pieces of architecture was included which give the name to this emblematic space and one of our range of cavas.

PANOT GAUDÍ

Known as the “panot Gaudí”, it was designed by the architect for the Casa Milà of Barcelona, known popularly as La Pedrera.

The word “panot” comes from the French word panneau meaning “board” or “sign”. The Catalan modernist architects designed signs with reference to vegetables and animals which decorated many streets of Barcelona, giving an artistic vision to an urban space and laying it at the feet of its inhabitants.

Panot design: Inspired by nature

In order to be able to appreciate the panot Gaudí design, at least seven hexagonal tiles are joined together to create maritime motifs which the modernist architect sculpted personally on to the original tiles: a sea snail fossil, a star fish and some seaweed.

New times, new challenges

Ownership of the cellar changed in the 70’s when the last descendant of the Hill family, Josep Hill Soler, sold the cellars as he had no descendants to continue the business. Currently, Cavas Hill is head of the group FERRER WINES. New times which mean new challenges… we face the future with the optimism and rigour that we apply to our daily work and that we transmit to our wines and cavas.

OUR HISTORY

ORIGINS

1761

When taking into account the oral tradition of our family, Cavas Hill is the legacy of the driving spirit of an English man, Joseph Hill, who, at the end of the XVIII century, moved with his family to the Penedés to begin his business of cultivating grapes and producing wine. The first records of the Hill family are documented in 1761 in the area of La Casota de San Miguel de Olèrdola and the ties with this family to the vineyards of the Penedés amount to more than 260 years.

Construction of the Cavas Hill cellar

1887

During various generations, the descendants of Joseph Hill continued to work the land. In 1887, Pere Hill Font inherited the business. The ancestral home was transformed into the current estate which today houses the offices of Cavas Hill; the cellar was constructed separately from the house by a door whose lintel marks the engraving of the date of its foundation.

Phylloxera

In the second half of the XIX century, after the phylloxera had decimated the vineyards of France, the Penedés enjoyed its best years of wine production. Unfortunately, the plague then arrived in Catalonia, causing a profound social and economic crisis which affected the whole of the Penedés. Malauradament, però, la plaga també va arribar a Catalunya i es va patir una profunda crisi social i econòmica que afectar tot el Penedès.

The optimism of the Belle Époque

At the end of the XIX century, with the crisis of the phylloxera overcome and the industrial revolution underway, the expansion of knowledge and the arrival of the Belle Époque in Europe and Modernism in Catalonia, the optimistic and innovative spirit felt in society also affected the cellar. Josep Hill Ros, who had inherited the cellar, decided to sell its wines.

Refurbishing the facade

1918

In 1918, the Hill family undertook a modernist refurbishment of the main facade under the direction of the architect Antoni Pons, an emblem of Modernism in the Penedés at that time.

Construction of the cellars

1924

Some years later, in 1924, the historic cellars began their construction, consisting of five galleries excavated in soft rock known as “tapasot” a kind of petrocalcic rock, which is malleable and resistant, allowing the natural shapes of the walls and vaults to be made naturally, making it one of the most unique cellars in the Penedès.

The first sparkling wines

1926

In 1926, the first bottles of cava were revived, made according to the champenoise method, but using varieties of grape which were local to the area: Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada. The first cavas from the Cavas Hill cellar were launched onto the market, a moment which made everything seem possible. From then on, the evolution of our cavas has always been accompanied by an open, festive and optimistic spirit as from its beginnings, and this is what is transmitted in the glass.

A homage to Gaudí

2018

The Sala Panot is our original cellar dating from 1887. It was restored in 2018, coinciding with the centenary of the modernist refurbishment of the facade. During the restoration, the original walls and roof of the cellar were maintained, but one of Antoni Gaudí’s most popular pieces of architecture was included which give the name to this emblematic space and one of our range of cavas.

PANOT GAUDÍ

Known as the “panot Gaudí”, it was designed by the architect for the Casa Milà of Barcelona, known popularly as La Pedrera.

The word “panot” comes from the French word panneau meaning “board” or “sign”. The Catalan modernist architects designed signs with reference to vegetables and animals which decorated many streets of Barcelona, giving an artistic vision to an urban space and laying it at the feet of its inhabitants.

Panot design: Inspired by nature

In order to be able to appreciate the panot Gaudí design, at least seven hexagonal tiles are joined together to create maritime motifs which the modernist architect sculpted personally on to the original tiles: a sea snail fossil, a star fish and some seaweed.

New times, new challenges

Ownership of the cellar changed in the 70’s when the last descendant of the Hill family, Josep Hill Soler, sold the cellars as he had no descendants to continue the business. Currently, Cavas Hill is head of the group FERRER WINES. New times which mean new challenges… we face the future with the optimism and rigour that we apply to our daily work and that we transmit to our wines and cavas.