Historic firm founded in 1822 by Don León de Argüeso y Argüeso and bestowed upon his passing to nephew Juan and niece Francisca (“los Herederos”). Original soleras were acquired with 250-year-old Bodega San Carlos on Calle Santo Domingo in Sanlúcar’s Barrio Bajo district. By the early 1900s the firm had expanded to cover two full city blocks, including significant portions of the former gardens and edifices of the secularized Convent of Santo Domingo. San León, Argüeso’s flagship brand, is among the most significant and venerable of Manzanillas. In the early 21st century the firm was purchased by Francisco Yuste, prominent Sanlúcar almacenista and businessman whose objective is preservation of the traditions and historic authenticity of Manzanilla. Fortunately, Argüeso’s early-19th century soleras remained intact, and Yuste has carefully restored the historic facilities.
|San León Manzanilla||100% Palomino||Albariza/Chalk|
|1822 Amontillado Solera Fundacional||100% Palomino||Albarizo/Chalk|