González Byass, Jerez, Spain

The famous Spanish wine company, Gonzalez Byass, established in 1835 in the Jerez region, it is still a family owned business and it is now at the 5th generation.


Oscar, Samuel, Michael and Colin

They produce wine in different regions of Spain: Rioja, Toledo, Jerez, Somontano, Penedes and Cava. Oscar Bayo presented a selection of wines – Cava, White, and Reds from different regions of Spain, and of course a  selection of Sherry, including the  range of their very special 30year old Sherries – Del Duque Amontillado, Apostoles Palo Cortado, Mathusalem Oloroso and Noe Pedro Ximenez – a stunning range and line-up of some of the most complex Sherries.

Colin Downey and Oscar Bayo
Colin Downey & Oscar Bayo

line-up of Sherry


IWSC Spanish Wine Producer of the Year 2010. González Byass, Jerez, Spain

Joe Cronin and Colin DowneyPictured recently in the wine cellar at Ballymaloe, in advance of the Gonzalez Byass wine event, were Joe Cronin, Ballymaloe (who celebrates 60 years working at Ballymaloe this month) and Colin Downey, Barry & Fitzwilliam Wine Merchants, who co-hosted the event with Ballymaloe.

Oscar also spoke to the students of the 12-week Cookery Course at the school, with an emphasis on Sherry and Food, in particular how well Fino goes so well with food, especially Iberico Ham



Wine talk







(Pictured is the Grain Store at Ballymaloe set for a previous Sherry event in Ballymaloe, earlier this year, in May,when we welcomed Cesar Saldana, Consejo Regulador, Jerez, in association with Wines of Spain and The Irish Times)