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The House of Sandeman Jerez
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Owner description: The House of Sandeman's Visitors' Centre in Jerez, is located in the centre of the town, close to the Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre and the Atalaya Museusm. At Sandeman's our visitors will discover the secrets of sherry, a unique wine. We offer guided tours & tastings, have a shop and beautiful venues for events. Check opening hours at our web.
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“high quality, of product and of visitor attention”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We chose Sandeman bodega, because it was recommended, and because it's 5 minutes from the equestrian school. There's always tasting, but you can have different combinations, we were not too demanding and went for the simplest one. The guide (Alicia was her name) was super. Not only was her English far better than average, she knew a lot about the process and all there is to know about sherry making. The tour was really interesting, to say the least, and full of variation. We were lucky to be in a very small group (us 2 and an Italian couple with their son), which made it even better. The tasting was a revelation, I don't like sherry, but what they served (sorry, 75% of their products is not exported) made me change my mind. Again, a must when you go to Jerez

Visited June 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Enjoyable tour in English”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Sandeman's is one of the oldest sherry bodega's in Spain and the tour is tourist friendly and educational. Ends with a tasting of several Sherries and we also had the sampling of some foods. They have many tours throughout the day so it is easy to get one without too much waiting. We combined the sherry tour with a performance at the Royal Equestrian School around the block. Easy to do both in the same day or afternoon.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Jeff B
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Very interesting visit”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

After an hour at the horse show can you go at Sandeman to taste and to see the history of real winery here in Jerez.
A wonderful garden make the entrance to the winery and to history.
Take a tour.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank edimitriev
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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“A tipsy tour of the Sandeman bodega!”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

I remember Sandeman really well as a big brand in the UK in the 60's and 70's, but you don't see it around much any more, so it was fascinating to take a tour of this lovely old bodega. We went as a family of five adults - fortunately my son doesn't like sherry, so he got the job as designated driver for the day - just as well, as we were distinctly merry having sampled three big glasses of sherry!

The museum tour was excellent and really good value - I think it was around 8 euros each including the tasting - and we learned a lot from the lovely Spanish tour guide dressed in the Sandeman trademark hat and cape. Seeing the old TV and cinema ads brought back memories, and it was interesting to discover that the business had it's roots in London in 1790.

We learned about the different varieties of grape that produce drier or sweeter sherries, and finished in a large cantina area where we sampled three of the sherries accompanied by crisps and olives. It was a fantastic experience, and we bought several bottles in the gift shop that are not available in the UK. The sweet Pedro Ximenez has rapidly become a favourite for our family!

It's not easy to find, but once you realise it is opposite the Andalusian Equestrian School you can follow the signs. The School is open to the public on Thursdays, so this would be a great combined trip. If you plan to visit by car though, make sure you have a non-sherry drinker in the party!

Visited September 2013
3 Thank Adrian R
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Eaton, Cheshire
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“Excellent tour of the winery - but beware the "tapas"”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

The Sandeman Winery - Sherry Wine - is tucked away in the heart of Jerez de la Frontera and is incredibly hard to find. There are road signs to "Sandeman" but you are dropped at the next roundabout or junction. Local maps are not a lot of help as they misrepresent the junctions/roundabouts and give no indication of the direction of the myriad one-way streets. The winery is actually right next to the famous Spanish Riding School (Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre) which is also well worth a visit.
There are tours throughout the day - with English language tours 3 or 4 times a day. Our guide - Alice dressed in Sandeman logo 'Cape and Hat' - had excellent English and was clearly very knowledgeable about the winery and the different sherries and their "manufacture". The parts of the winery that we saw were spotlessly clean and very photogenic.
There are three types of tour (with different prices) - one with a three-sherry tasting at the end - one with a three-vintage-sherry tasting and another with sherry and brandy tasting. All tastings are accompanied by some crisps and bread-sticks.
BEWARE, however, of the offer - at additional cost - of "tapas" with your tasting. At Euros7.50 pp and consisting of a few slices of ham and cheese, it was a real tourist rip-off and spoiled the end of the visit. A real shame as the rest of the visit was most interesting!

Visited March 2014
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