Isidre Guilera and Maria Sardà: Isidre Guilera made the first Cava Guilera bottles in 1927, when Maria Sardà and himself worked as farmers at Can Batlle. He was a self-taught man and made just a few bottles in secret. Three years later, Isidre and Maria bought the Ca l’Artigas farmhouse and became the owners. A very risky move indeed but one that proved to be a success, as we are now celebrating our 90th Anniversary.
Pere Guilera and Maria Massana: Pere and Maria continued the family project. They rebuilt the cellar, bought new machines for cava making, grew cereal crops and worked the farm. They had two children, Pere and Assumpció. Pere studied Technical Agricultural Engineering and, in 1985, he became the cellar manager. Under his management, Cava Guilera established itself as a small family-run cellar specializing in traditionally made premium cava.
Pere Guilera and Núria Rafecas: For more than 30 years, Pere devoted himself to the cellar, and with a drive to leave the Penedès in a better way than he had actually found it, he took high-responsibility positions in several institutions like Consell Regulador del Cava [the Cava Governing Body], the Institut del Cava and Pimecava [cava trade associations], Subirats Toursim Board and CEPvi, which is the main organization at the Congress of Art, Wine Landscape and Wine Tourism.
Jordi Guilera, Marta Guilera and Miguel Hileno: In January 2018 Pere assumed the presidency of Cava Guilera and assigned the executive management to his two children, Jordi and Marta. Jordi is the new manager and is in charge of the vineyards, cellar and finances. Marta is the responsible for the communication and wine tourism departments. Miguel Hileno completes the executive team as a cellar representative and is responsible for the design and sales departments. It is a change of cycle with a profile towards continuity, as Cava Guilera will continue with the tradition of long-aged cavas and sustainable cultural tourism.