The Cava Denomination of Origin protects the “VEQPRD” certified wines (quality sparkling wine produced in a given region) elaborated according to the traditional method of Cava del Penedès. It does so since 1991, when a new regulation of a Denomination of Origin was introduced. But the tradition to produce sparkling wine dates back much sooner. The first bottles of Cava were produced in 1872. A century later, in 1972, the first Regulatory Council of Sparkling Wines was established to regulate the production, processing and designation of the wines called until then as “ Champan”. The new regulation collected all the wineries that at that time were producing quality sparkling wines. These wines we mostly find in Alt Penedès region , where all municipalities have wineries registered at the Denomination of Origin. We find in Vilafranca del Penedes the Regulatory Council and in the vecinity, we find also the historical capital of the cava in Sant Sadurní d ‘Anoia, where we find 76 wineries with 75% of the total production.