Valdespino is one of the oldest bodegas in Jerez, with a history of Sherry production dating back six centuries. Back in 1264, Alfonso Valdespino was one of 24 knights who fought against the Arabs for the city of Jerez. As a reward for his efforts, he was given the land that formed the basis of the bodega. Today Valdespino belongs to the Estevez family, who purchased the bodega in 1999. They own 750 hectares of vineyards in Jerez, including the renowned 'Macharnudo' Pago. This allows Valdespino close control over grape quality. They are one of the few bodegas to make single-vineyard Sherries.