Manuel Giró, having spent much of his life as a liquor and spirits producer, bought a brandy distillery in the small town of Sant Fe del Penedès in 1977. The estate just happened to be located right next to the farm where his father was born and where the family had produced cava for many years. The distillery was eventually transformed into a winery and began producing wines sourced from grape varieties indigenous to the region. Today operations are overseen by Manuel’s daughter, fifth generation winemaker Maria Giró Ribot. Seeking a balance between innovation and tradition, she has rejuvenated and perfected her family’s long history of cava making. Using traditional méthode champenoise Giró Ribot creates some of the most distinctive and elegant sparkling wines in Spain today.