The sherry house in Jerez
was founded in 1781 by businessman and philanthropist Juan Sánchez de la Torre. The vineyards in Balbaina, Macharnudo and Cuartillo cover 80 hectares. It will be the Sherry
Cristal and Marismeño (Finos), Petenera and Viva la Pepa (Manzanillas), NPU = Non Plus Ultra (Amontillado), Iberia Cream, as well as Doña Juana and La Sacristía de Romate (Olorosos) produced. The absolute top product among the Brandys de Jerez
is the full, naturally sweet "Cardenal Mendoza" (sold in the US under the name "Cardinal"), which matures in Olorosos barrels previously used for over 15 years extremely long. This was first distilled in 1887 and was initially intended only for members and friends of the family. The four original barrels are still kept today. Later, the brandy became famous for its exceptional quality and years later named after the famous prelate Don Pedro Gonzalez de Mendoza (1428-1495). This finally drove the Moors from Granada and was instrumental in organizing the first trip of Christopher Columbus. Other brands include Abolengo, El Cesar and Cardenal Cisneros.