New York

“The Miracle of Biological Aging in Sanlúcar: from Manzanilla to Amontillado Sherry”

Led by César Saldaña, President of the Jerez and Manzanilla Denomination of Origins’ Control Boards.

In the coastal city of Sanlúcar de Barrameda ‘flor’ perpetuates its miracle. The unique conditions within the cathedral-like bodegas grant indigenous yeast strains a new lease on life. In gratitude, flor yeasts imprint an indelible mark on the wines that nurture them. This seminar explores what those conditions are and how the wines are unmistakably transformed in Sanlúcar during their biological aging. 

César Saldaña holds a degree in Economics and has spent almost his entire professional career in the fields of industry representation and international marketing of wines and spirits. Since October 2020 he is the President of the Regulatory Council of the Protected Denominations of Origin "Jerez-Xérès-Sherry", "Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda" and "Vinagre de Jerez”, an institution that he joined back in 2000 as General Director. Previously, and for more than fifteen years, he held various executive positions at González Byass and The House of Sandeman, both in Jerez and Porto.

Cesar Saldaña

In 2010 he also assumed the General Management of the Regulatory Council of Brandy de Jerez, Spain´s top spirit drink GI, after the integration of the operational structures of the two Jerez regulatory councils.

He also chairs the Andalusian Conference of Denominations of Origin and Protected Geographical Indications (CADO), as well as the Association “ Ruta del Vino y el Brandy del Marco de Jerez”, the wine tourism board integrated by eight municipalities in the province of Cádiz and almost 100 companies of different sectors.


Event information


October 12 2022




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Tel: (+1) 212-661-4959 | Tel. España: (+34) 91-732-4135