Bodegas Barón is a traditional family company with rooted wine tradition of almost 400 years together with the purest vanguard investing on the image, quality and innovation. Concepts endorsed by our designations of origin: Manzanilla – Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Jerez – Xérès – Sherry, Jerez Vinegar And Brandy from Jerez.
Bodegas Caballo is the result of the fans of José María Caballo and Myriam Ordoñez. As a curious fact, on their holidays they were dedicated to visit wineries and vineyards in many areas of Spain, Portugal and France. All this project materialized into something real in 2005 and as José María confesses "we are a humble wine cellar, in which we wanted to use a common language, that of wine", hence its motto: "Life according to the grapes", to try to understand the world from its particular point of view and that these same grapes are those that "speak".
I meet with the promoters of this winery, Elena and Julián, and tell me that in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries the wines of the area were particularly important because it was the main wine exporter to America, and the most outstanding writers of the A curious anecdote which she did not know is that at the imperial wedding between Isabel de Portugal and Carlos V the wines that were served came from Cazalla de la Sierra (Seville) and Burgundy.
One of its projects in development is to recover the Tintilla through two great wines: Atlántida and Vara and Pulgar. Compañía Vinos del Atlántico sells its wines in more than 10 countries, and its main markets are: United States, Germany, Switzerland and Canada.
The family Contreras, owners of the winery and family of vine growers settled in the town of Rociana del Condado (Huelva) and, in addition, is the third generation that merges the vineyard and wine cellar heritage creating the identity of what is today the winery. Currently, the fourth generation is starting and taking part in the family business in order to magnify Contreras Ruiz as a reference winery in the area, innovating, renovating and creating.
Jara is a farmhouse, typical Andalusian agricultural construction. This farmhouse evokes the abundance of Roman villas in the countryside of Jerez, because here was found a rich marble sculpture of a lady, covered with tunic and cloak. In the second half of the thirteenth century, the Xara donadio is among the large properties granted to the term by Alfonso X.
The cellar Cortijo Los Aguilares is placed to 3 miles of Ronda, county of Málaga (Andalucía), a historic and monumental city linked to the wine tradition in Andalusia for centuries. The farm is in essence a Holm-oak of 800 hectares where the Iberian pig is raised and the cereal and the olive is grown, in addition to the vineyard. It is more than 900m high in an environment worth admiring, with the Sierras de las Nieves and Grazalema in the background, here is formed a very special microclimate. It is a unique environment where a rich and wide variety of native trees such as the gall oak and the Pinsapo abound, as well as Holm-oak and Cork oak tree in the lower areas, where they cohabit with carob trees, olive trees and eucalyptus trees.
The winery is an old convent of the sixteenth century founded by the Trinitarian order. In 1608 he was delivered to the Reformed Order of the Barefoot Trinitarians, from where the name of the bodega arose, and whose monks he cared for years after years, despite reforms and natural disasters such as earthquakes.
Doña Felisa cellars are a family enterprise founded by Gema Alonso and her husband José María Losantos, this cellar has a “chateaux” style, and is surrounded by vines and is located in Serranía Rondeña (Málaga), an area named “Chinchilla” in the proximities of the Roman city of Acinipo (Land of wines), where in the century I a.C. the wines were produced and exported to the whole empire.
From the beginning there are two things that surprise me: the first is the German accent of the woman who takes care of me on the phone to make an appointment and know this cellar; The second is the location of this winery: Vejer de la Frontera (Cadiz), where I did not know that there were wines.
Property of the Camacho family consists of 148 acres, whereby 123 are hills. It is a family of agricultural tradition and ranching production, they have 3.21 acres of vineyard area placed between Setenil de las Bodegas and Alcalá del Valle, in the heart of the mountain range of Cádiz, above 156 yards of altitude, wherethe grafts of grapesSyrah, Melot and Cabernet Sauvignon where planted.