The Spanish sherry house "Emilio Lustau" is located in the city Jerez, It was founded in 1896 by José Ruiz-Berdejo y Veyan under the name "Finca Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza". The Sherry were resold to large bodegas. In 1940, his son-in-law Emilio Lustau moved Ortega into buildings that were once part of the Moorish city fortifications of Jerez and began exporting his sherries himself. Under his successor Rafael Balao, the bodega became one of the most innovative, reviving, among other things, classics such as the "East India Solera". The vineyards in the two DO areas Jerez and Manzanilla cover 170 hectares of vineyards. Tomás Abad is a daughter company. The company is majority owned since 1990 by Luís Caballero, but works independently. Lustau introduced the practice of buying sherries from other smaller sherry producers by the barrel, storing them in stock and then bottling them (uncut) in the original. Such products are called Almacenista designated. Well-known Lustau brands are the Amontillado "Escuadrilla" and the Olorosos "Don Nuno" and "Emperatriz Eugenia".