Ximénez-Spínola is a winery based in Jerez, Andalucia and founded by Philipe Antonio Zarzana Spinola in 1729. The winery is unique in that there aren't many that can claim to plant only one varietal, but that is precisely what Bodegas Ximénez-Spínola have done since their foundation. They've worked solely with the Pedro Ximénez variety (often known by its initials 'PX') to produce a selection of still wine, dessert wine, sherry and vinegar.
After nearly 3 centuries, the winery remains in the hands of the family, and they show the same dedication to the solera system as they always have, making small production expressions of sweet and dry styles of wine.
Their vineyards are located in prime locations for growing Pedro Ximénez - between the towns of Jerez, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María. This area is made up of chalky soils near the mouth of Guadalquivir River, which was originally flooded by lagoons and salt marshes. After the lagoons and marshland dried out, sediments and fossils that were deposited there over millions of years became the perfect soil type for vine growing. An accumulation of moisture and long hours of sunlight on the vine formulated what is known as one of the best wine regions in the world.