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A 19th-century palace with a sherry atmosphere.

Stately Home María Luisa. Calle Tornería 22. Jerez de la Frontera.

This exquisite Jerez palace house serves as the backdrop for a very recent advertising spot for a well-known television program (you can watch it at the end of this post, in case you missed it…)

Because Jerez is always in style…

Do you want to learn its history? Keep reading…

A palace with character.

Behind the doors of Seville, the “crème de la crème” of the sherry wine industry gradually settled in what was originally the Jewish Quarter.

This location has seen a procession of numerous entrepreneurs and the upper bourgeoisie from the golden age of the city, remaining in the realm of buying and selling for 200 years.

The first generation of the Rivero family of entrepreneurs acquired the building in the late 18th century. They are also remembered for leading the oldest wine exporting company in the city, the “CZ” company.

The Rivero family sold it to a French merchant who owned the “Dastis y Soles” company in the 19th century.

The Frenchman sold it to the famous “Paúl Hermanos,” and they later sold it to another wine entrepreneur, José Antonio de Ágreda.

In the 1950s, Juan Bautista Dubosc López de Haro from Sanlúcar set his sights on it and purchased it. Dubosc was associated with the founder of González Byass, Manuel María González Ángel, and they both ran “González y Dubosc.”

The property was inherited by Eugenia Jackson, Dubosc’s wife, after his death. Eugenia transferred it to the family of her late husband’s partner, the González family, specifically to the wife of Manuel María González Peña, in the 1970s.

The González family remained in it for half a century, after which it was acquired by another prominent winemaker, Juan Pedro Domecq y Núñez de Villavicencio, in the 20th century.

At this point, the palace house dissociated itself from the wine trade when it was purchased by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Jerez.

In the 21st century, it housed the headquarters of the Casino Jerezano.

Its current transformation into a hotel is thanks to Doña María Luisa Cuñado Azcárate, its current owner.

Overlooking Rafael Rivero Square, a classic facade of exposed brick, stone, and wrought iron rises, adorned with wine-themed decoration by José Estevez, during the time of the González family.

Within the premises, in the backyard garden, another neoclassical stone facade stands, crafted by Aurelio Gómez Millán in the 20th century.

Casa Palacio María Luisa.

At the end of 2018, this splendid 5-star hotel opened its doors. It boasts 21 exclusive rooms, each one different, with a classic contemporary style, as well as common areas, a garden, restaurant, and a pool.

When you visit Jerez, see for yourself the beauty it holds inside, and don’t leave without enjoying a good Jerez wine on the terrace of its gardens… And if you don’t want to experience an “X-File” like the famous protagonist in the aforementioned commercial, don’t worry, I’ll guide you.

Hence the advertising spot…



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