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Bodegas Ximénez Spínola, Jerez

Working exclusively with the Pedro Ximénez grape variety since 1729

Ximénez-Spínola is a winery based in Jerez, founded by Philipe Antonio Zarzana Spinola in 1729. The winery is unique as there are not many wineries that can claim to plant only one varietal, but that is precisely what Bodegas Ximénez-Spínola have done since 1729, working solely with Pedro Ximénez to produce a selection of still wine, dessert wine, sherry and vinegar.

After nearly 300 years, the winery remains in the hands of the family, and they show the same dedication to the soleras system as they always have, making small production expressions of sweet and dry styles of the Pedro Ximénez variety.

Vineyards are located in a prime location for growing Pedro Ximénez - between the towns of Jerez, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María. This area is made up of chalky soils near the mouth of Guadalquivir River, which was originally flooded by lagoons and salt marshes that were known as "Ligustino Lake". After the lagoons and marshland dried out, sediments and fossils that were deposited there over millions of years became the perfect soil type for vine growing. An accumulation of moisture and long hours of sunlight on the vine formulated what is known as one of the best wine regions in the world.