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Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia • Spain

Bodegas Valdespino was founded in 1264 by Don Alfonso Valdespino. In 1999, it was incorporated into the large wine and spirits company Grupo Estevez. The goal of the winery is to use all the possible resources of the company to make some of the finest, most distinctive and artisanal Sherries on the market.

white chalk soil topped with grape vines

The heart and soul of Valdespino is its vineyards, particularly the high-altitude Macharnudo Alto vineyard. Valdespino owns 56 hectares in this great historical site, and from it they have been making single-vineyard Sherries since at least the middle of the nineteenth century.

All Valdespino Sherries are barrel-fermented in old oak and are given much longer solera-system aging than the laws require. The Fino Inocente, for example, in addition to coming exclusively from the Macharnudo Alto vineyard, sees a full 10 years of solera aging under flor. Valdespino is one of the last Sherry producers using only wood, and one of only a handful that still use the solera system. An ageless classic, Valdespino keeps the best of the past alive.

black barrels of sherry
bottles of sherry line a wooden bar top
art deco inspired yellow sherry label with black, red, and green design
carved white chalk soil next to vineyards helps with water retention
Valdespino logo on the side of an old stucco building