A small, family-owned concern, based on 90 hectares at Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, which has been in the family since 1659. Until recently, the bulk of their holdings went to the giant firm, odorniu, with whom the Raventós family have a distinguished past, both as family and as employees. The Raventos i Blanc holdings, in fact, curl around the Codorniu HQ. In 1984, family patriarch Josep Maria Raventós i Blanc and scion Manuel Raventós i Negra struck out with their own brand, produced entirely from estate fruit. As so often the case in Spain, family heritage is a matter of immense pride, particularly for a tribe who can legitimately claim to have originated an entire D.O! "L'Hereu", or 'the line', is the term for their continuity of sparkling production since acquisition of the property nearly 500 years ago, through the origin of Cava, to the present.