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Sherry Bodega Visit: Bodegas Osborne

In September 2010 I visited several sherry bodegas. Here are pictures and a few notes from Bodegas Osborne. 

Camper bodegas osborne_tn(The logo for Osborne is the silhouette of a bull. You see it all around.)

Bodegas osborne barrel flor 3_tn
(This is barrel with a clear end so you can see how flor (a layer of yeast) lives on top of the sherry. The yeast consumes nutrients in the alcohol, and also protects it from oxidation in fino and manzanilla sherries.)

Bodegas osborne 2_tn
(Aging sherry.)

Bodegas osborne food selection_tn
(After the Osborne bodega visit, some local food to soak up the sherry.)


  • Huge company with biggest selling products port, water, ham, etc.
  • Their fino has a five level solera, fairly unique
  • Have a “Fino-Amontillado” with a lot of time under flor. It’s their signature product.
  • Want more humidity in bodegas where fino is aged
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