Sherry Delgado Zuleta

Delgado Zuleta is the oldest family-owned winery in the Jerez-Xèréz-Sherry & Manzanilla district currently maturing and commercialising Manzanilla, Sherry and some still white wine. 

The bodega is located in Sanlucar de Barrameda, a small coastal town at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River, facing the Atlantic Ocean and the Doñana Natural Park.

Delgado Zuleta was established in 1744 by Mr. Francisco Gil de Ledesma, Knight of the Order of Calatrava and Sanlucar Honorary Mayor and the current name honours Mr. José María Delgado Zuleta, a navy officer and skilful business man

that ran the company after marrying a direct descendant of its founder.

That was a time of great growth and notoriety as the company became official suppliers of the Spanish Royal Court.

A famous flamenco dancer Aurora Jauffre, allowed the winery to use her artistic name “La Goya” for their very best Manzanilla. Since then “La Goya” has been a reference of quality in the most important Manzanilla markets where today the brand maintains its leading position. 

In 1930 their majesties King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia, grandparents of the present King of Spain, honoured the Botas by endorsing the winery with their signature.

The very cool things is that the vineyards  have been in the family for over 200 years are located between the famous pagos of Miraflores and Pastranilla. Their special Albariza soils make them part of the “Jerez Superior” area.

The cellars are strategically situated in the most humid areas of Sanlucar de Barrameda to get the ideal conditions for the formation of the “flor”, which is essential to mature Manzanilla.

The buildings are divided between the Old Town or “Barrio Alto” and the Dehesilla zone where also the cooperage is located to guarantee the tradition and knowledge of the handcraft.

I am looking forward to se the brand established in Sweden in a few months.

I just love Sherry

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