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  Designation of Origin "Jerez"

Designations of Origin Jerez-Xeres-Sherry and Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda are different but share the same vineyards and the same Regulatory Board, created in 1933. It is located in the province of Cádiz, and includes the terms of Jerez de la Frontera, Puerto de Santa María, Chipiona, Trebujena, Rota, Puerto Real, Chiclana de la Frontera and some areas of Lebrija.

The climate is warm due to its low latitude. The area has dry summers and high temperatures. Spring and summer, along which occurs the life cycle of the vine, are subjected to winds known as Poniente and Levante. The first is cool and moist while the second is hot and dry. The average annual temperature is 17.3ºC, with very mild winters in which rarely snows and very hot summers, with temperatures often above 40 degrees. The area has a high average annual of sunshine hours, between 3000 and 3200. Rainfall is relatively high, with an average of 600 liters per square meter of rain per year, especially in autumn and winter.

The Jerez area presents mainly a type of limestone soil called "albariza" which is rich in calcium carbonate, clay and silica.

The Regulation of the Regulatory Council refers to the following grape varieties as authorized for the preparation of Jerez: Palomino, Pedro Ximenez and Moscatel. In all three cases involve white grape varieties.

Bodega El Maestro Sierra

The Cellar El Maestro Sierra has, after over 180 years since its creation, the same traditional and artisanal character and remains in the hands of the same family that gave life. Since then and with a similar process, are processed wines from the Denomination of Origin Jerez-Xeres-Sherry.

In fact, continues located in the "casco de bodega" typical Jerez building, which opened in the historic center of the village almost two centuries ago. So many elements remain practically intact, from the "albero" floor (sedimentary rock of organic origin and yellowish tone) where rests the row of barrels, to some of the boots which keep wines dating from 1860.

The passage of time and the priority of producing quality versus quantity, have managed to turn wines from the winery El Maestro Sierra in small artworks. Wines with extreme quality, classified as V.O.R.S. (very old rare sherry) and very appreciated by the most discerning palates.