Cooperage: Tonelería del Sur
Founded in: 1974
Region: Montilla, Spain
Chairman: Rafael Cabello Marquez

Tonelería del Sur is building a future with professionalism and a commitment to quality. Wood, Iron and Fire are the fundamental raw materials for their casks. The process unchanged through the centuries, with new technology being incorporated to ensure improved quality. This video shows the crafting of bespoke Whisky barrels made from ex-sherry wood and of different sizes, depending on their use: - please enjoy the short Sherry cask making video...

The following INDEX of short videos have kindly been supplied and made available by the winery owners and chief winemakers who are responsible for the wonderful world of wine we look to regularly sip, savour and share with good food, family and friends.
Regarding the short videos on my website - I have tried to source and post only the most up to date examples which best show the true personality of each winery, and of the people involved with crafting these dynamic wines.
Where possible I have tried to post ‘English’ videos or if available with subtitles - I hope that you find this selection of short HD videos interesting and informative - and that you feel inspired to share my website with other wine enthusiasts.


Wine: Brief insight into Sherry
Crafted in: Southern Spain
Region: Cadiz, between Jerez, Sanlucar and El Puerto de Santa Maria
Local Name: Vino de Jerez

Sherry must come from the triangular area of the province of Cadiz between Jerez, Sanlucar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa Maria. Sherry is made in Spain from three traditional grapes: Palomino, Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel. Sherry differs from other wines - because fortification takes place after fermentation, all natural Sherries are fermented dry; any sweetness is applied later: - please enjoy the short Sherry wine video...

Winery: De Bortoli Wines
Founded in: 1928
Region: Yarra Valley, Australia
Owners / Winemakers: 3rd Generation De Bortoli Family

Family = Passion. De Bortoli has established itself over the past 87 years as Australia's largest family owned winery so the passion is evident. Third generation winemaker, Darren De Bortoli, and his accomplished brother-in-law Steve Webber, oversee the winemaking team - crafting award winning wine vintage after vintage, presenting the finest examples from diverse Australian winegrowing regions: - please enjoy the short De Bortoli video...