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Bodegas Barbadillo

Sherry and the 8000 Dollar Bottle

The business is run by a 7th generation family who own an extensive wine making plant with state of the art technology, 17 wine cellars that are distributed over the best areas occupying a total of 75 000 square metres and a capacity to hold 35 million litres.

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They have two vineyards; Santa Lucia and Gilbalbin are spread over two estates located in the famous Sherry Triangle with gentle undulating hills and the “Jerez Superior” best soils in the area with 500 hectares.

Remember to read the Wine Tasting guide…

The history

In 1821 Don Benigno and Manuel Lopez Barbadillo settled in Sanlucar de Barrameda, a city in the northwest of Cadiz province a part of the community of Andalucia in southern Spain.

Benigno was born in Burgos, Spain and moved to Mexico for twenty years before establishing the business.

He bought Bodegas El Toro in 1824 and from there grew into exporting to U.K and U.S.

In 1827 the family launched their first Manzanilla called Divina Pastora and became famous after that as they sold the sherry in a bottle which was a new development as it was usually sold in barrels to bars and by 1954 the Bodegas Barbadillo Company was fully established.

Today they produce Brandy, Sherry and wine on an international level with many companies in their portfolio and are known for their products Solear and Muyfina.

The business is run by a 7th generation family who own an extensive wine making plant with state of the art technology, 17 wine cellars that are distributed over the best areas occupying a total of 75 000 square metres and a capacity to hold 35 million litres.

Remember to read the Wine Tasting guide…

Wines from Bodegas Barbadillo

The Vineyards

They have two vineyards; Santa Lucia and Gilbalbin are spread over two estates located in the famous Sherry Triangle with gentle undulating hills and the “Jerez Superior” best soils in the area with 500 hectares.

The business is still family owned today with seventeen Bodegas in prime positions and reserves of 45 000 butts that allows the Barbadillo family to provide world markets with the highest quality Sherry and Manzanilla distributed in over 50 countries around the world.

For those of us who are unsure of what Manzanilla is it is a variety of Sherry made in the region of Sanlucar de Barrameda and in Spain camomile tea is called Manzanilla which is how the wine got its name as it resembles the taste of the tea.

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The products of Barbadillo

Castillo de San Diego created in 1975 and is said to be the best selling wine is Spain

The Range includes Sherry’s – Cuco, Laura, Eva, Obispo Gascon, La Cilla, Principe, Reliquia and San Rafael as well as their most known products ranges;

Manzanilla Solear is a classic Manzanilla taken from a solera of 10 criaderas that are spread over 5 bodegas

Manzanilla Solear En Rama is taken from the best casks and is bottled as Pasada

Manzanilla Muy Fina

Amontillado Principe

Amontillado VORS

Amontillado Reliquia

Oloroso Cuco

Palo Cortado

Palo Cortado VORS

Palo Cortado reliquia

Obispo Gascon

Pedro Ximenez La Cilla

Pedro Ximenez Reliquia

The Sherry’s in the Reliquia range is taken from the oldest casks in the cellar with some of them being well over 100 years old.

In 1891, Manuel’s father gave him a christening gift which was a bottle of Sherry and in those days he had already described it as an old Amontillado.

Manuel was a poet and in homage to him the 19th century bottle is presented in a crystal glass decanter shaped as an inkwell.

The bottle is finished with a platinum paint and is encased in a leather pouch.

There are only 100 bottles of Versos 1891 and the family have been the custodians of this American cask aged and nutty Sherry that was released on Miguel’s 125th anniversary.

Barbadillo Manzanilla Solear is a light Sherry with a bright and tangy finish, dry and nutty

Barbadillo Eva Cream is a sweet and concentrated Sherry without being too heavy on the palate

San Rafael is a Mahogany colour with aromas of dried fruit, plums and raisins

Visit Bodegas Barbadillo

A tour of this winery consists of a visit to the Manzanilla Museum where you will discover the history of when it began in 1821 when the family first bottled their Manzanilla Sherry and you might get to know the secrets hidden in the barrels as well as understanding why Sherry and wine are a way of life in Marco de Jerez.

A guided tour of the best loved winery of Somontano gives you a chance to visit the cellars and appreciate the environment at the foot of the Pyrenees along with the taste test that allows you to use your senses as you explore the aromatic and flavoursome products at the Pirineos Winery where it first began.

That is not all because after the 3-hour tour of the winery and the tastings you are also able to explore the Vega Real Winery where you have the opportunity to discover the “essence” of the Ribera Del Duero in the small winery that gives the information about the vineyards and why they are so unique with limited harvests and you will also get to taste the wines and see for yourself why they are so magical.

This tour will keep you busy and quench your thirst as you wander through the most important winery in Spain.

Tours and Events

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Contact Information

Bodegas Barbadillo
Website: http://barbadillo.com/
Phone: (34) 956 385 528

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Address

Bodegas Barbadillo
C/ Luis de Eguilaz, 11
11540 Sanlúcar de Barrameda Cádiz, Spain

Country: Spain
Region: Andalusia
Appellation: Cádiz

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