Vilarnau wines are produced in a small, artisan and cutting-edge cava winery, near Barcelona. Members of Spainish nobility, the Vilarnau family settled in this special place that is Penedes in the 12th century. Vilarnau is a contraction of the latin, Vila Arnau, in other words the Arnau family's country house, or Domus. Formerly it stood within the estate of the Castillo de Subirats (Subirats Castle) where vines were already being grown in the 12th century.
Albert de Vilarnau, whose name has been given to what is currently the brand's most exclusive cava, was the singular character who was responsible for increasing the family's power back in the 14th century. He was also a patron of the church of Santa Maria de Vilarnau. The first cava labelled Vilarnau was created in1949 when the owners first sold a cava made from grapes that had been grown on the Can Petit i Les Planes de Vilarnau estate, for centuries. Since then Vilarnau has been associated with excellent cavas, made to exacting quality standards with impeccable attention to detail.