Sherry – a photographic tour of the region

A photographic tour of a wonderful part of the world that is the famous region of Sherry – steeped in tradition with an amazing food, and wine, culture stretching back over 3000 years. Photos by Hazel Allen, Ballymaloe, taken during her recent visit to the region – capturing the magic of this special corner of the wine world.

We were delighted to have welcomed to Ballymaloe in 2011, Cesar Saldana, Consejo Regulador, Jerez in May, and Oscar Bayo, of Gonzalez Byass in November.

Hazel at Gonzalez Byass
Hazel in Jerez
Gonzalez Byass
Outside Gonzalez Byass
Sherry Map
Map of the Sherry region
At Gonzalez Byass
Wonderful table decoration at Gonzalez Byass lunch hosted by Vicky Gonzalez
Sherry Bodega
An example of the amazing Sherry bodegas
Sherry Barrels
Some well known signatures on these barrels
Palo Cortado
Explaining the magic of Sherry - Teresa Aumesquet of Bogegas Harvey
The different soils - including the white chalk Albariza soil
list of soils
List of the different soils
Sherry tasting
A tasting in El Puerto de Santa Maria
JJ&S - John Jameson & Son barrels, being 'seasoned' with Oloroso, in Lustau, Jerez, before heading to Midleton distillery, just down the road from Ballymaloe.
Lustau, in Jerez
'Running the scales'
'Running the scales' - the Solera system of fractional blending over many years
interesting bottles
In El Puerto de Santa Maria
Tasting room in Harvey's