Based in Sanlucar, the bodega was purchased in the 1980s by Seville businessman, José Luis Barrera.
José has invested in the vineyards and winery in order to produce top quality wines. Historically the bodega sold their wines in bulk to other producers and to local restaurants, and have only recently started to export their wine outside of the locality. The family own 120 hectares of vineyards. The Las Cañas vineyard is 50 hectares located in the Bilbaina district, one of the best vineyard areas in all of Jerez. It is rare in Jerez for a producer to control all areas of production from the vineyards to making the base wine, to ageing and then bottling the wines. Many of the larger sherry “houses” buy already aged wine from “almacenistas” and blend them into their branded wine. Gabriela is a “growers’ sherry” in every sense of the word.