Cava (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaβa], plural Cavas) is a Sparkling wine of Denominación de Origen (Designation of Origin) status from Spain, made using the traditional method. It comes in white (blanco) or rosé (rosado), and the main grape varieties used are Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel·lo
The Cava D.O. encompasses more than 38,000 hectares of vineyards and more than 6,391 winegrowers. The vast majority of all Cava is produced in the Penedès area in Catalonia; and industry’s home is Sant Sadurní d'Anoia. Cava is also produced in other areas of northern, north-eastern, south-western and eastern Spain Aragon, Castile and León, Extremadura, La Rioja, Navarre and Valencia. [Link to footnote: Statistics and The Wineries | D.O. Cava]
Cava is the Spanish D.O. with the highest exports: more than 60% of sales of this wine are international. Its 370 associated wineries have a presence in over 100 countries.
Nearly 250 million bottles of Cava were produced in 2019, using more than 320 million kg of grapes.