Manuel Barbadillo Eyzaguirre
Chairman of Bodegas Barbadillo
The history of this Amontillado begins with the company's foundation in 1821 when Manuel's great grandfather Don Benigno Barbadillo returns from 20 years in Mexico and purchases a bodega in the centre of Sanlúcar de Barrameda. In 1827 their first Sherry is exported, including Manzanilla to Philadelphia. By 1844 the first Amontillado is exported, to the island of Jersey.
By the late 1800s the family company has gone from strength to strength and now possesses a number of bodegas in the 'Barrio Alto', the old, upper town of Sanlúcar, as well as vineyards nearby.