A blog and review on all things Sherry. It is about tasting, enjoyment and learning more about the World’s Finest Wine. "Sherry is a thoroughbred" as Javier Hidalgo rightly puts it. Included are the amazing local Brandies and the remarkably good table wines also produced in the province of Cádiz.
firm was founded in Sanlúcar by Manuel Sainz de Baranda Mediavilla. He was a
native of Torrelavega (Santander), and like many “montañeses” (people from the
mountainous north), began with a grocery business before moving into the wine
business in 1912.
vineyard in the pago Hornillo, just outside Sanlúcar, and a bodega at the Calle
Bolsa, 169 which was a building previously used as a thread-spinning mill. This
was always a small family business, an almacenista, and on the death of the
founder it passed to his son, Manuel Sainz de Baranda Ibáñez. He in turn passed
it on to his sons who made the firm a Sociedad Limitada (S.L.)
1990s, with a change in the regulations, the firm was now able to market directly
its own bottled brands: Manzanilla Pasada Tia Cari and Manzanillas Clareá and
Paisana. They also produced Amontillado and Oloroso. The bodega latterly
covered some 2,000 square metres, but downsizing meant much stock was sold
leaving some 700 butts mainly of Manzanilla Pasada. Vineyard was sold as well
leaving around 7 hectares.
Patio at the bodega (foto:Manuel D Montero/Cosas de Come)
is now in the hands of the Asociación de Amantes de la Manzanilla, a society
dedicated to spread the word about the culture of Manzanilla, and is known as
“la Bodeguita del Barrio”. There is plenty of space for tastings, dinners and
all sorts of events in the fantastic surroundings of an old bodega still
retaining its old equipment. The soleras are still run and Manzanilla Pasada,
Amontillado and Oloroso are available here, all bottled by hand without
filtration. The original bottling registrat-ion (RE) number is still in place.
The range of wines (foto:tubal.blogspot)
Amontillado en Rama, Oloroso en Rama and Manzanilla en rama, all bottled by hand.
Address: Calle Bolsa, 169, 11540 Sanlúcar de Barrameda