Who are they?
Can Nadal de la Boadella was founded at the beginning of the 16th century. According to the historical documentation, the Nadal Heritage never ceased the cultivation of vines and the production of wine. Even during the difficult years of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), when a part of the estate was expropriated to build an airfield, it never stopped cultivating and harvesting the grapes.
The origin of our cava goes back to the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), when Ramon Nadal Giró retrieved the vineyards that had been expropriated to make an airfield. He then decided to reorient the family brandy business towards the production of sparkling wine. As a result of this evolution, the first bottle of Cava Brut Nadal saw the light of day in 1943. Seventy years later, the fruit of the native varieties of the Penedès – Xarel·lo, Parellada and Macabeo – continue to be cultivated in our vineyards, according to integrated viticulture (viticulture raisonée) guidelines – allowing us to produce long quality vintage cavas inspired in the craft of the méthode champenoise. Since 1998, with the third generation of the Nadal family now heading the winery, our range of products has expanded. We have started to develop the first white wines of the estate with a firm commitment to the xarel·lo variety. We also launched the first sweet white wine of natural botrytis developed in Spain. True to the spirit of our founder, the wines and cavas Nadal today continues to express man’s commitment to the land.
What’s going on:
Currently, the Nadal Estate produces more grapes than needed to cover the entire production. This allows the farm to select and provide the highest quality grapes for the production of the best varietal wines. The vines, some of which are over 65 years old, provide balanced, high quality grapes.
Nadal is also going into ecological production in their different products. Respect for their environment and family tradition is still their misión.
Nadal organizes a hugh variety of activities for young and old. Family experiences are also organized as group activities and professional tastings. There are good tastings with pairings with cheeses, chocolates and others.
The family is mostly always directly welcoming you. There is also a selected wine club called Amics de Nadal.
The property is aprox. 100 hectar and distrubted arround the family house and the winery. It’s a perfect destination for good walks between the vineyards.