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The origins of this winery date back to 1730, and it has been closely linked with the Domecq name since its earliest days. Despite its French origins, the family name will always be rooted in this land, and to the history of its wines and brandies. Possibly the most important person in the history of this family is Pedro Domecq Loustau, whose name will always be remembered as the creator of Fundador, the first Spanish brandy.

The winery buildings are the oldest in Jerez and among the most striking. It is built in an architectural style traditional to wineries that's perfectly integrated and reflects the importance of the wine industry to the surrounding area. The winery buildings El Castillo, El Molino, La Tribuna, La Luz, and La Mezquita are of particular interest.

The museum is located in La Luz winery, so-named because it was the first to have electric lighting ("luz") in the late 19th century. It was here that Fundador, the first Spanish brandy, was created. It now houses a permanent exhibition with displays describing the creation processes of wine and brandy.

Details

  • Title: Fundador wineries, museum
  • Location: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
  • Rights: Bodegas Fundador

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