The winery Emilio Hidalgo, stands out qualitatively from the average offer with its exceptional range of sherries. Repeatedly recognized by the specialized press, the sherries are an interesting alternative to the "great" sweet wines of the world, but cost only a fraction of it.
Winery Emilio Hidalgo - family owned since 1874
The Hidalgo family's history as winemakers dates back to the second half of the 19th century, when they began buying their own vineyards and running their own cellar. The work soon paid off, as by the beginning of the 20th century the Hidalgos were already active internationally, with branches in several countries. Today, Emilio Hidalgo exports in Europe to England, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and internationally to the USA and Japan, among others.
Living history at Hidalgo
The headquarters of Emilio Hidalgo is still located in the 19th century manor house. Located on Calle Clavel in the sherry town of Jerez, the building reflects the typical style of wineries of the time. Borrowing from the Mudejar style, a historic Moorish art and architecture movement in reconquered Spain, which was revived in the 19th century by historicism, these wineries are often called "cathedrals."
The building has thick walls and is whitewashed to keep the sun, and thus the heat, out of the cellar as much as possible. Huge wood-beamed ceilings span the countless barrels here, and the floors are covered with Arabic tiles. Large windows allow for targeted and effective ventilation of the cellar. In this building, one breathes the history of winemaking in Spain.
Sherry and Brandy from Emilio Hidalgo
TodayEmilio Hidalgo produces sherries from the following grape varieties:
- Pedro Ximénez
Seven different varieties of Spanish wine are produced from the Palomino, only rarely is the "Santa Ana" made from Pedro Ximénez. In addition, the soleras in which the sherry is made are used to produce an in-house brandy.
More information aboutEmilio Hidalgo
|Company Name:||Emilio Hidalgo S.A.|
|Street:||Calle Clavel 29|
|City:||11402 Jerez de la Frontera|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+34 9 56 34 10 78|
|Fax:||+34 9 56 32 09 22|
|Year of Incorporation:||1874|