The Emilio Hidalgo winery stands out from the average with its exceptional sherry range. Repeatedly praised by the trade press, the sherries are an interesting alternative to the "great" sweet wines of the world, but cost only a fraction of that.
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, because by the beginning of the 20th century, the Hidalgos were already internationally active, with branches in various 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's
Emilio Hidalgo's head office 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. Inspired by the Mudejar style, a historical artistic and architectural movement of the Moors 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 wooden beamed ceilings stretch out over the countless barrels, and the floors are covered with Arabic tiles. Large windows allow targeted and effective ventilation of the cellar. In this building, one breathes the history of winegrowing in Spain.
Sherry and Brandy from Emilio Hidalgo
Today, Emilio 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 about Emilio 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|