We recovered the ancient ageing and bottling procedures of Sherry wine. ‘Soleras’ and ‘criaderas’ tended for generations.

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1650
1650

1650

1650

Founding year of Bodegas CZ by Pedro Alonso Cabeza de Aranda y Zarco.

1771
1771

1771

1771

Bodegas CZ becomes supplier of the British Royal House.

1791
1791

1791

With the marriage of Pedro Agustín Rivero de la Herrán and Tomasa de la Tixera Menchaca in 1781, two of the most important familes of Sherry in the production and marketing of Cabeza-Tixera and Rivero wines, become one. This recasts the winery as ‘Rivero CZ’.

1795
1795

1795

1795

First written reference, that we are aware of, of the term ‘amontillado’. Its from a portuguese customer asking for wine whose flower ‘does not dilate in time’. This letter is preserved in Bodegas Tradicion’s historical archive.

1855
1855

1855

1855

The business was successful in the XIX century and in 1855, the house had at their disposal 3.188 wine barrels, with international brands like Solera Cabeza 1770, Tixera 1783, Trafalgar 1805, Viejo Oloroso CZ , among others.

1887
1887

1887

The winery becomes the official supplier of the Spanish Royal House with authorization to use the royal coat of arms in their labels.

1888
1888

1888

Bodegas Tradición takes part in the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona, winning the gold medal and diploma for their wines.

1895
1895

1895

1895

Bodegas Tradición takes part in the Universal Exhibition of Bordeaux, where they won an Honorific Diploma.

1900
1900

1900

1900

Bodegas Tradición takes part in the Universal Exhibition of Paris winning a Grand Prize diploma. After this, the Ministry of Government (the government’s office or the government), through the Export Board, asks Joaquín Maria Rivero, the president at the time, to hand over all the exhibited bottles of the winning wines to create the Commerce Museum in Madrid. Said letter is stored in Bodegas Tradicion’s historical archive.

1933
1933

1933

The Regulatory Board for the Denomination of Origin of Jerez-Xérès-Sherry was established, becoming the firsh and thus the oldest of Spain. Composed of winemakers and winegrowers from the ‘Marco de Jerez’, it held its first meeting in August 1934 and a year later it released its first Regulation of Origin, that served as a model for future Spanish denominations of origin.

1940
1940

1940

1940

During all of the first half of the twentieth century Bodega CZ Rivero maintained the traditional way of exporting of its wines. In all its history there are records of sales to faraway countries like China, Philippines, Cuba, the British America, and it would be in said century when the sales to countries like USA, New Zeland, all over Europe and exotic countries, like Iran, are consolidated. An example are the 1000 boxes of Barndy ‘Tres Z’ exported to Tangier.

1978
1978

1978

The winery was sold to the holding Group Carbonell against the wishes of the branch of the actual owner’s family. This was a severe blow for the then president Rafael Rivero Dávila, which caused his death, as after years of legal battles to recover the winery, he suffered a heart failure when he found out that there was no way of recovering the winery.

1998
1998

1998

1998

D. Joaquín Rivero founded Bodegas Tradición. In his desire to recover his family’s historical bond with wine and the world of wine-producers, he acquired an old farmhouse in the middle of the historical town centre of Jerez and began selecting wines from the oldest and most exceptional, but nearly forgotten, ‘soleras’. Initially, the winery included 500 wineskins of ‘oloroso sherry’ and ‘medium-dry sherry’.

2000
2000

2000

From the start, the intention of Don Joaquín Rivero was to sell exclusively very old wines, but it wasn’t until the year 2000 when the categories VORS and VOS were officially recognized by the Regulatory Board of Jerez. He was a pioneer.

2003
2003

2003

This year, the commercial office is opened in Madrid.

2004
2004

2004

2004

With the idea of being able to get some exceptional wines that where then available on the market, a fist amplification was made, purchasing a second winery at the number 5 in the same street, amplifying this way the site up to 800 barrels and stating that same year with the commercialisation of Palo Cortado and P.X.

2005
2005

2005

2005

The art gallery of Bodegas Tradición is inaugurated within the proper site of the winery. It’s one of the best private collections of Andalusian paintings, with works of Spanish painters from the centuries XIV till XIX that include master painters like Goya, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo or El Greco, among others. It’s pretended to be a changing exposition with the intention of exchanging the works of most expository interest.

2006
2006

2006

Begins the commercialisation of the Brandy by the acquisition of 200 wine casks from three different ‘solerajes’ of an incalculable oldness. That same year begins to function the centre for visits.

2007
2007

2007

2007

Second amplification of the winery, reaching 1.000 barrels. A new site of a winery next to the original of the Cordobeses, 3, in the street Rincón Malillo, is purchased, and the works at the Fino site is started. They aim for an old wine, mature and with a strong character, unknown at that time. Once again Don Joaquín Rivero was a pioneer, ahead of his time.

2009
2009

2009

2009

Helena Rivero is appointed the president of the Board of Bodegas Tradición.

2012
2012

2012

Begins the commercialisation of the ‘Cream’ and only one year later, of the ‘Fino’.

2015
2015

2015

2015

The historical archive is recovered, dated since 1650, with documents of inestimable value that reflect the commercial relation of this family with wine for almost 400 years. The same is done with the photographical archive, with snapshots dating from 1860. The last amplification is started with the purchase of 300 barrels of ‘Fino’. With these they achieve the current number of 1.500 barrels.

2016
2016

2016

D. Joaquín Rivero dies at the age of 72 years and his daughter Helena takes total charge of the management of the winery.

2018
2018

2018

Twentieth anniversary of the foundation of Bodegas Tradición, who currently commercialises its products in 25 countries and receives around 6.000 visitors yearly. The exhaustive control of the old age allows them to sell nearby 30.000 bottles of the best Sherry wines, as proven by the Regulatory Board with the certifications of the categories VORS and VOS for all of their wines.