Bristol, the city
that brought us to the world
John Harvey & Sons Company was founded in an old house in Denmark Street, Bristol in 1796 by William Perry, who quickly became one of the most important exporters of sherry from the Bay of Cadiz to the port of Bristol.
Bristol, the city that gave us birth
John Harvey & Sons Company was born in an old house in Bristol in 1796 by the hand of William Perry, who quickly became one of the most important exporters of Sherry between the Bay of Cadiz and the port of Bristol.

The origins of 

The origins of a legend 

Bristol earned its fame thanks to glassmaking, where one craftsman stood out among fellow artisans for manufacturing pieces of intense blue glass using cobalt, known as Bristol blue glass. Harveys decided to start using this type of glass in its bottle design, making it the first wine merchant to give its wines this unique and characteristic personality. 

“If that’s the Milk, then this is the Cream”

Back in those days, a very popular sherry was sold called “Bristol Milk”. On one occasion the producers received a visit from a lady aristocrat, who was invited to try a new version of Bristol Milk. After partaking of the beverage, she added: “If that is the Milk, then this must be the Cream”, and so, in honour of this inspired compliment, it was decided to call this new sherry Bristol Cream. And a new category was born at Harveys.

The origins of

The origins of a legend
The origins of a legend Bristol earned its popularity thanks to glass-making industry. Bristol blue glass highlighted a craftsman who manufactured it using a series of pieces of a very intense blue colour, called Bristol blue cobalt. Harveys decided to start using these type of bottles, becoming the first wine producer in opting to give their wines this characteristic personality.
“If that’s the Milk, then this is the Cream”
They commercialized a very popular Sherry called “Bristol Milk”. One day, they received the visit of a lady aristocrat, who was invited to try a new version. After trying it, she added: “If that is the Milk, then this must be the Cream”, in honour of its occurrence, it was called Bristol cream, a category that was born at Harveys.
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A golden wine, golden crown
Harveys is the only Spanish product that boasts the official “Royal Warrant” seal as a supplier to the British Royal Household. It was granted in 1895 during the reign of Queen Victoria and has since continued to provide sustenance to successive monarchs to this day. This is indeed a proud achievement and a tribute to the excellence of our sherry.
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A golden wine, golden crown

Harveys is the only Spanish product that boasts the official “Royal Warrant” seal as a supplier to the British Royal Household. It was granted in 1895 during the reign of Queen Victoria and has since continued to provide sustenance to successive monarchs to this day. This is indeed a proud achievement and a tribute to the excellence of our sherry.

The Pago de Macharnudo
One of the most important pagos (terroirs) in the Marco de Jerez sherry region
This unique enclave dates back to the 15th century and is located in the heart of the Marco de Jerez region. The “El Majuelo” estate occupies most of the area, which produces the best wines in Jerez, with vines extending over an area of 400 aranzadas (about 179 hectares).

The Pago de Macharnudo

One of the most important pagos (terroirs) in the Marco de Jerez sherry region

This unique enclave dates back to the 15th century and is located in the heart of the Marco de Jerez region. The “El Majuelo” estate occupies most of the area, which produces the best wines in Jerez, with vines extending over an area of 400 aranzadas (about 179 hectares).

The perfect weather conditions
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Sunny Days

300 days of sun per year
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Rain

620 litres square-meter
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Temperature

Between 4º and 40º
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Winds

Levante (east) wind and Poniente (west) wind

Characteristic Features

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Grape Varieties

Palomino Fino – Pedro Ximénez

These are the two main varieties used in sherry production in this region, and contribute to the colour, taste, bouquet and presence of our most exclusive sherries.

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Casks

Known as “butts” in the Marco de Jerez region, these casks are made from American oak. The presence of air in the butts plays an important role: sherries may be aged biologically under a veil of flor (yeast) or through an oxidative ageing process whereby the interaction of oxygen and wood produces the characteristic darker colours.

The perfect weather conditions
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Sunny Days

300 days of sun per year

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Rain

620 litres square-meter
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Temperature

Between 4º and 40º
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Winds

Levante (east) wind and Poniente (west) wind

Characteristic Factors
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Grape Varieties

Palomino Fino – Pedro Ximénez

These are the two main varieties used in sherry production in this region, and contribute to the colour, taste, bouquet and presence of our most exclusive sherries.

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Casks

Known as “butts” in the Marco de Jerez region, these casks are made from American oak. The presence of air in the butts plays an important role: sherries may be aged biologically under a veil of flor (yeast) or through an oxidative ageing process whereby the interaction of oxygen and wood produces the characteristic darker colours.

Ageign Process
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The wine which is ready to bottle is taken from the Solera row. The Solera is refilled with wine from Criadera I, and this is then filled with wine from Criadera II. This process continues until the last Criadera is filled with the current year’s vintage. This process ensures that the butts are never emptied.

Ageign Process
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The wine which is ready to bottle is taken from the Solera row. The Solera is refilled with wine from Criadera I, and this is then filled with wine from Criadera II. This process continues until the last Criadera is filled with the current year’s vintage. This process ensures that the butts are never emptied.

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