The Project


Visionary, innovator
and pioneer of our methodology

If there are wines that identify with how the person that elaborates them is… Without a doubt, they are Carlos Esteva´s wines. The wines of Can Ràfols dels Caus, with their elegance, their marked sensitivity and their shy and complex character, are identified with the restless character of Carlos Esteva and his eagerness to experiment with a wide catalog of varieties. This curiosity has led him to introduce new varieties and farming methods, betting on wine excellence, with a unique character and giving the winery its own identity.

The origin of the research and creation of the wines we obtain at the winery goes back and is linked to several decades of experience in the world of wine that Carlos Esteva has accumulated in his experienced training. A lifetime dedicated to the highest level of creation in the wine world would not have been possible without the culture of visionary innovation that makes Carlos Esteva a leader and a characteristic way of being that has been key to consolidating an entire collective personality .


The first great white wine elaborated
with Xarel·lo variety.

Carlos is distinguished by his extensive culture in this sector – he has been nominated holder of the prestigious Académie Internationale du Vin– and for his ability to diversify: not satisfied with having created twenty references at Can Ràfols dels Caus -between wines and cavas-, he has promoted other projects such as Mas Oller, in l’Empordà, and Can Camps, a small farm located in the middle of the Garraf Natural Park.

In addition, he is one of the palpable human origins that has contributed to the fact that our winery is pioneer in organic agriculture and in wine elaboration with varieties such as Xarel·lo and Sumoll, an example of this being the fact that Gran Caus White (1984), has been awarded as the first great white wine made with the Xarel·lo variety.


“The authentic quality of a wine is manifested in the differentiated effect it evokes. Exceptional wines have something that goes far beyond what we are able to perceive with our eyes, nose and palate. You have to fight for the invisible.”

Carlos Esteva for Vinum magazine (February, 2000)