El Maestro Sierra
At the beginning of the 19th Century, there was a cooper named Jose Antonio Sierra, who was very knowledgeable in the particular craft of Sherry wine, thanks to his barrel workshop in Jerez. Despite being not being part of the wine aristocracy, he dared to start dreaming. He established his workshop in what was then the outskirts of 1830s Jerez. This is where the El Maestro Sierra bodega still stands today, charming and discreet, yet proud. The time that has passed has only confirmed this barrel maker’s skills. Some of his butts (American Oak barrels specifically for sherry making) are almost two hundred years old. They continue to preserve his carved signature and contain the best centenary wines of the bodega.