Bodegas Dios Baco
The deepest roots of Bodegas Dios Baco reach back to 1765 when the construction was begun on a winery complex consisting of 12 individual wineries. That was the beginning of a tradition that continues today. The wineries were called “The Twelve Apostles” and located in Jerez de la Frontera, in southern Spain’s Andalusia region.
Jerez was a Moorish fortress founded in the 11th Century. It is famous for its riding school, flamenco music, and sherry. The name Jerez has become synonymous with sherry of high quality.
In the early Twentieth Century, the firm of Palomino & Vergara was founded in a remaining structure of a wine complex dating to 1848. The winery changed hands before becoming part of the multinational corporation, John Harvey & Sons in 1983.
In 1992, its current owner Jose Paez Morilla purchased the winery and created Bodegas Dios Baco – God Baccus Winery – named for one of the original 1765 Twelve Apostles wineries, bringing the story full circle. He renovated the building and today, he and his daughter, Alejandra, handcraft their limited batches of fine sherry.
Along with its exceptional portfolio of sherries, Bodegas Dios Baco has diversified to produce organic still wines, whiskey, rum, gin, and brandy. The winery is noted for producing certified VORS “Very Old Rare Sherry” aged more than 30 years.