Bodegas Tio Pepe, Jerez Spain

Food Chronicles

Sherry tour and tasting

 

In the southern coast of Spain lies Jerez, a town within the Cádiz province.

Jerez is the world’s largest producer of sherry – fortified wine from white grapes grown in Andalucía.

With over 20 sherry bodegas, the most famous one is Bodegas Gonzalez Byass, also known as Bodegas Tio Pepe.

 

Bodegas Tio Pepe

In 1835, Manuel María González Angel partnered with Robert Blake Byass to produce the renowned sherry. Tio Pepe was named after Angel’s favorite uncle and advisor. The bodega later opened in 1963. Today, the company is run by the 4th and 5th generation González family.

The mission of Tio Pepe is to promote a higher quality of sherry as a dry white wine which pairs perfectly with tapas.

The best way to learn about the bodega and the process of sherry production is through their tours, which are offered in English, Spanish, German, and French.  The tours take visitors through the property and end with a tasting.

There is also a private deluxe tour option to access more exclusive parts of the bodega, sherry cask tasting, and sampling more Andalucian tapas.

Day trip to Jerez to drink at Tio Pepe
Bodegas Tio Pepe in Jerez
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Entering the property
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The reception area
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The start of the tour around the property
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The bodega’s trucks – new and old.
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Map of the vineyards around Spain
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Barrels displayed around the grounds
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Anticipating the harvest
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Tio Pepe’s worldwide distribution represented on the flags on the barrels
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Barrels on barrels of sherry
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The old storage room
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Venues for special events
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A perfect place for a celebration
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Barrels signed by the royal family
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Including the king
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Countless barrels signed by famous personalities.  Pablo Picasso
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Winston Churchill
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Steven Spielberg
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Our tour guide taking us on a train ride around the property
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A sample of their vines and grapes
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Tio Pepe statue
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The present day image of the Tio Pepe bottle
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The beautiful grounds
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Spacious and modern tasting room building
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A tasting of 4 sherries paired with tapas

 

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Bodegas Tio Pepe
Calle de Manuel María González
Jerez de la Frontera
Cadiz, Spain
+34-956-35-70-16
reservas@gonzalezbyass.es

Sherry Wine and Brandy Tour
Deluxe Tour


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