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Sherry

Three towns, Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlucar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa Maria form the centers of the Jerez or Sherry region. According to the Roman historian Avienus, vines already existed here in fifth century B.C. Perhaps the long history of wine-making and the success of the Palomino grape are related to the region's natural advantages. Jerez's southern climate is characterized by mild winters and hot summers, cooled and moistened by Atlantic breezes and its chalky soil, called "albariza" (Spanish for "white as flour") has a permeability that is able to maintain moisture in extreme heat. These factors in addition to the "criaderas y soleras" system of aging, originated in Jerez nearly two centuries ago, are the keys to the worldwide prominence attained by the wines of Jerez.

View the wines in Frontier's portfolio from Sherry.