Born in Jerez Superior area from Palomino grapes, brought “under velo de flor” and aged for 4 years in American oak casks. Very pale golden color with sharp and delicate, dry and light aroma.
Bodegas Barón was founded by Manuel Barón Fernández in 1895 who acquired some old soleras from Anselmo Paz, an almacenista in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Manuel Barón’s wife had a much older family history in sherry though, so you could say Barón’s history goes back almost 400 years already.
Today, ten generations later, the company is owned by Jose Rodriguez Jiménez and his sons Juan Luis and Jose. It is located in the barrio alto of Sanlúcar, where they store nearly 10.000 barrels of wine. They also have newer premises in the outskirts of town. They own three vineyards (around 140 ha), all on albariza soil: Finca Atalaya (previously owned by Osborne), Finca Martín Miguel and Finca Poedo.
While their focus is still on Manzanilla, Bodegas Barón are clearly working hard to extend their range and gain more interest.