A Winery with More than 50 Years Old Vintages
With more than 170 hectares of vineyards spread over Balbaína and Miraflores, the Hidalgo La Gitana Winery has its base in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, near the Guadalquivir River, in the Sherry wine region. The name La Gitana means Gypsy Woman, and it came from the bar in Málaga operated by a gypsy, where Manzanilla La Gitana wine was particularly famous. Today, the estate produces around 200,000 cases of wines and brandies every year.
Discover the Late 18th Century Winemaking Traditions
Hidalgo La Gitana Winery was launched in 1792 by Don José Pantaleón Hidalgo, and since then, the wine growing business has transferred from father to son. Don José bought historic Don Roque Vejarano, a small warehouse unit, and renovated it into a well-operated winery. In the 19th century, the company became renowned and internationally awarded as the most important grape and wine producer in the Manzanilla region. Today, the Hidalgo family’s eighth-generation uses estate-owned grapes to craft award-winning white and fortified wines.
Around Three-Fourth of the Hidalgo La Gitana is Manzanilla Wine
At the Hidalgo La Gitana Winery, wines are produced from the family-owned grapes in two of the best parcels – in the great Sanlúcar vineyard and Balbaína. Here, the family grows three unique grape varieties, namely Palomino, Pedro Ximénez, and Moscatel. The winery also has a well-furnished restaurant, Entreboots, in the heart of the ancient wine cellar.