Alexandra Manoval of Can Ràfols dels Caus
Alexandra was in winemaking school when she was wooed away by Carlos Esteva to become the Export Manager at Can Ràfols Dels Caus & Mas Oller. She has grown up in the wine industry and is on her way to great things in the company. She’s half French, half Catalan, and 100% lovely and passionate about what she does. Come hang out with her and our co-hosts Cosecha Imports on Nov. 6 and see how she has become an integral part of the pioneering winery. Cheers!
About Can Ràfols dels Caus
In 1979 Carlos Esteva decided to go and live in his grandfather’s estate, Can Ràfols dels Caus.
His early attempts with viticulture occurred on the island of Menorca in the 1970’s, but it wasn’t until he took charge of the family estate that he decided to get involved in the production of wines of quality, body and soul, respecting the characteristics of the surrounding landscape and the architecture within a sustainable scope.
Carlos Esteva’s arrival in the Garraf was nothing short of a revolution: not only did he embark on the daunting task of restoring the noble but derelict masia (traditional Catalan farmhouse), but he regenerated the farming of the vineyards, introducing new varieties and methods of cultivation, making a decisive bet on quality wines of unique character that would give an identity to his estate winery.
With various decades of experience in the wine world, Carlos Esteva continues to distinguish himself for his ample culture in this sector – he has been named head of the prestigious International Academy of Wine – and for his capacity to diversify: not satisfied with having created some twenty references at Can Ràfols dels Caus –both wines and cavas–, he has steered other projects such as Mas Oller in the Empordà and Can Camps a small estate that has the distinction of producing wine from vineyards located in the midst of the Natural Park of the Massís del Garraf.
About Meet Your Maker
Meet Your Maker is a continuing series of evenings spent with some of our favourite winemakers. Designed to buck the trend of formal winemaker dinners, MYM is a way to provide our customers with a casual and fun way to meet the winemaker while they themselves hang out at Midfield, eating and drinking, pouring their wines and chatting with anyone who cares to chat with them. MYM is a non-ticketed event; come for dinner, come for a snack or just drop by for a drink. While this is a non-ticketed event, space is usually limited so we recommend making reservations if you are coming in for dinner. Cheers!