Founded by three friends - Antonio from Jerez, George from Oxford, and Tommy from Barcelona - who share a passion for wine produced in the Appellation of Jerez and have over 20 years combined experience in the wine trade, the Diatomists team explore every corner of this southernmost point of Andalucia in search of winemakers committed to excellence.
Jerez was one of the first wine growing regions in Spain to distinguish their wines through the provenance of the grapes. However, in the second half of the 20th century all the focus went to the bodega and the solera system, with local enologists claiming that the identity of the soil and grapes became unrecognisable following maturation in bota (barrel). Today things are changing, a new wave of winemakers are determined to put the soil and the fruit back in the spotlight, producing wine that clearly reflects the vines’ terroir alongside the solera in which it matured: wine that proves that whilst quality and consistency are achieved through the bodega, excellence is in the soil.
We love fresh, floral and fruit driven wine. All our biologically aged wine can be traced back to the soil where the grapes were grown. Our barrel-aged range is made up of carefully selected botas chosen for their freshness in harmony with oxidative flavours. Our goal is to select, ship and share fresh white wine with abundant fruit, complimented either by the flor, in the case of biologically aged wines, or the bota, in our barrel-aged range.
We believe in creating a sustainable business that understands growth can only come about through appropriate care for the environment. At all levels, we implement a sense of perspective and look to give as much as we receive. Our mission is to work with local businesses, use sustainable materials and to promote and work with those who are taking positive and conscientious environmental decisions.
The solera system put the region on the map, we are here to prove that unique exceptional soil produces unique exceptional wine.