Ramon Parera and Jordi Arnan started the project in 1996 buying a 19th century derelict masia (Catalan for farmhouse) surrounded by 60 Ha of land – half of it forests and the other half high quality land. Their focus is on preserving the balance and health of their land and creating their own ecosystem, they farm organically without irrigation, and aim to work in partnership with nature. It took them 8 years to vinify the first harvest with grapes that they were happy with, in spite of starting during the difficult and wet 2004 vintage. The estate itself is at an altitude of 200-300m above sea level and the vineyards are scattered across 3 main sites with varied soil profiles, ranging from rocky clay and limestone terraces to deep alluvial soils.
Rupestris is a classic Penedès blend of Xarel·lo, Malvasía de Sitges, Macabeo and Xarel·lo vermell. The grapes are hand-harvested and co-fermented in stainless steel at low temperature to retain aromas and left on the gross lees for 3 months with regular stirring. The top Xarel·lo comes from 45-year old vines grown on shallow, poor limestone soils. The must was given 12h of skin contact at low temperature prior to fermentation in oak barrels where it stayed for a further 8 months in contact with its lees. Sus Scrofa is a light and crunchy red made with the Sumoll grape.