Cava began when Don Jose Raventos, traveling across Europe from Spain selling red and white wine stumbled upon a sparkling wine in the region of champagne. So fascinated by this drink, he returned to Spain and ready to attempt his own sparkler. Later importing Champagne equipment he produced the first Methode Champenoise sparkler in 1872. Using secondary fermentation like the French, Raventos had created Cava. After discussion with other winemakers in the region, it was agreed that Penedes was to become the Champagne of Spain, and the rest is history. In the present, Cava can be found brut nature to Sweet, or in rare cases a Cava rose. Note than any sparkling wine made by tank or bulk method is not a Cava.