The LUIS FELIPE legend originates in 1893 in a Cellar in La Palma del Condado with the discovery of American oak casks containing a matured Brandy, entirely different from those known at that time.
Those largely forgotten casks were stamped with the name LUIS FELIPE, as they were reserved for the Duke of Montpensier, son of the King of France LUIS FELIPE I, who had his residence in the San Telmo Palace in Seville until 1890.
Ever since it was discovered more than a century ago, LUIS FELIPE has conserved its great distinction thanks to time-honoured aging and a very limited production.
LUIS FELIPE is aged following the traditional system of "soleras" and "criaderas" in American oak barrels arranged in "cachones" or "andanas", stacked one on top of the other.
The oldest brandy is in the barrels closest to the floor, called "soleras". A small quantity of this brandy is removed to be bottled, without emptying the barrels completely.
The contents removed are replenished with younger brandy from the barrels immediately above, denominated "criaderas", where it has remained for years.
We invite you to discover one of the most traditional Bodegas.
Stills, distillates, rows of casks and barrels, blended under the process of "solera-criadera", the freshness of the elegant bodega, the aroma of oak permeating every corner, the whisper of anecdotes and stories of our renowned visitors.
BODEGAS RUBIO invites you to discover the rituals and mysteries of the aging of LUIS FELIPE.
BODEGAS RUBIO has both individual and group guided visits. You can also enjoy our tastings, buy distillates and vinegars in our shop.
An ideal place to hold business and family celebrations and cultural meetings or events.
LUIS FELIPE was born in southern Spain, in Andalusia, surrounded by places of unsurpassed natural beauty, in the Guadalquivir marshes ("Marismas"), the "Costa de la Luz" beaches and the hills of "Sierra de Huelva".
La Palma del Condado, the headquarters of BODEGAS RUBIO, lies in the heart of the wine region of Condado de Huelva, a county with an ancient tradition in the elaboration and trading of wine and spirits.
A land chosen by art and history lovers, for those who enjoy sports and the finest gastronomy.
BODEGAS RUBIO is based in La Palma del Condado, a city in the heartland of the wine area of "El Condado de Huelva" with a rich cultural and artistic heritage.
Its strategic location makes it the ideal jumping-off point for tours to emblematic places such as:
· The Doñana National Park.
· The Sanctuary of El Rocío.
· The Roman City of Niebla.
· The Monastery of "La Rábida" and the Harbour of Palos.
C/ Palos, 14
21700 - La Palma del Condado (Huelva)
T: +34 959 400 743 / +34 959 400 470
Fax: +34 959 401 954
9:00am - 1:00pm and 4:00pm - 6:30pm Monday to Friday
( Must book in advance )
9:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:30pm Monday to Friday
Sundays and public holidays closed