All these wineries belong to the wine region with Designation of Origin "Jerez-Xérèx-Sherry" and "Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda". The Osborne, Barbadillo, González Byass and Caballero wineries are among the thirteen oldest companies in Spain, according to a list published in the famous Forbes magazine.
The best wineries in Jerez that you cannot miss
In the northwest of Cádiz, nestled on the Atlantic coast and framed by the Guadalquivir and Guadalete rivers, a privileged region is concentrated: the purest essence of the character of Baja Andalucía. Everything is light, sea and hills with gentle white slopes that turn green with wheat, sunflowers or vines throughout the year.
This is a land of wineries and wine lovers. What are the best wineries in Jerez? Take note.
Uncle Pepe, from the group González Byass
In a region known for its wine, one of the most emblematic names is Uncle Pepe Winery. Once you walk into this family business, you'll be transported back to 1835, but with a modern twist. The González-Byass family has been making delicious wines and exporting them since its inception, and their history has become part of the history of Jerez. The best way to get to know Wineries Uncle Pepe? With a guided tour. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at the vineyards and cellars (which are over 200 years old), as well as sample some of the area's most popular produce. In addition, you will be able to enjoy all this while being surrounded by the beautiful nature and Andalusian temperatures.
William & Humbert
Williams & Humbert is a family-owned Sherry winery that has been producing Sherry for more than 130 years. The winery has its own vineyards in Alto Jerez, and its facilities have the best conditions for its wines to age under its exclusive Criaderas and Soleras system. The long history of this winery is full of innovations, as evidenced by its work on vintage wines, among which is its oldest and most complete collection of Raspberry -or Raspberry XO- or its line of distillates. Not surprisingly, it is a benchmark as one of the best wineries in Jerez and internationally recognized creator of distillates.
Emilio Lustau is a winery located in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. It was founded in 1872 by Don José Loredo and his sons, Diego and Luis. Currently, the winery is run by his descendants, the Pedro Domecq family. Bodegas Emilio Lustau are known for their fortified wines and vinegars, such as Pedro Ximénez, Amontillado, Oloroso and Moscatel de Grano Menudo. They also produce brandy and spirits, such as gin and rum. The company produces 40 different lines of wine.
Barbadillo in Sanlucar de Barrameda
The winery has a long history, dating back to 1891. It is best known for its Amontillado, the Manzanilla Solear, and its Pedro Ximénez La Cilla, as well as the Bishop Gascón Palo Cortado and the "Castillo de San Diego". But they also offer a unique old amontillado from the 19th century that is only offered in 100 bottles at a price of 10,000 euros. He was awarded at the Best Awards.
Osborne, El Puerto de Santa Maria
Osborne, or the "cathedral" of Sherry wines, is a winery that preserves the largest collection of old Sherry wines. It all started when Thomas Osborne Mann, a young English merchant, arrived in Cádiz to trade the wines of the area. Years later he became a large internationally recognized group, which has not stopped growing since its inception. In 1873 they acquired Montecillo Wineries, the third-oldest winery in La Rioja, and in 1973 they acquired Anís del Mono, the most internationally recognized brand of anise. In addition to these brands, Osborne also acquired Cinco Jotas -the premium brand- and Carlos I -considered the Brandy de Jerez Solera Gran Reserva with the greatest prestige and international presence. Osborne has wanted to maintain its tradition even in its elaborations: ageing its wines and brandies with the soleras and criaderas method.
Hotel Yit Casa Grande in Jerez, in the center of the Marco Jerez wines
Large, medium-sized and small Jerez wineries take advantage of the influx of tourists at this time of year to display a wide range of activities around the culture, history and tasting of Sherry wines. Hotel Yit Casa Grande has a privileged location in Jerez. Using the hotel in the centre of Jerez as a centre for rest and relaxation, you can comfortably organize a wine tourism visit to the best wineries in Jerez or plan cultural plans in the area. Let yourself be surprised!
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