Manzanilla is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of its own Denominacion de Origen which was written into law on the 15th December 1964. The Consejo Regulador is therefore setting up a promotional campaign with various commemorative activities.
Various oenologists, chefs, hotel and catering people and journalists will participate in these celebrations culminating in an official celebration in Sanlúcar on the 15th December. There will be two commemorative bottlings of Manzanilla, one Fina and one Pasada, as well as an audiovisual production.
The celebrations will extend into 2015 involving the city of Sevilla, Manzanilla’s biggest market, where there will be a big exhibition in which all the Manzanilla brands will participate in April. In Madrid too, there will be a big tasting as the highlight of the Madrid Fusion exhibition attended by wine professionals from all over Spain.
Manzanilla is unique, even in the Sherry zone, where special climatic conditions give the wine its singular quality and style. Of the nine and a half million bottles sold annually, 90% are sold in Spain, where its qualities as an accompaniment to all sorts of seafood and the Mediterranean diet are well known.