|Bodegas La Cigarrera is located in the heart of Sanlucar de Barrameda. In 1758, this Almacenista began operations, and cellar master Ignacio Hildago began bottling his own Manzanilla in 1997. Ignacio is a ninth-generation cellar master, and all wines were previously sold to famous Sherry houses, including Lustau, for bottling. La Cigarrera refers to the cigarette/tobacco women who sold tobacco on the sidewalks of Sanlucar. It is a tribute to the pride, beauty, and history of this town.
The key to the quality of La Cigarrera is the exceptional raw materials and the location of the winery. La Cigarrera Manzanilla is produced exclusively from vineyards in the Jerez Superior Denomination of Origin. Only wines aged in Sanlucar are allowed the DO Manzanilla. The unique microclimate of Sanlucar de Barrameda creates a very special "flor", or yeast, that grows naturally on the wines, protecting the wine from the atmosphere. This growth is actually affected by subtle differences in location within the town. La Cigarrera is located in the ideal center with proximity to the ocean, giving the wine its distinctive character.