The history of the bodega dates back to 1780, to the moment when William Garvey fulfilled his dream of founding his own business.
William Garvey arrived in Spain by chance, with the initial intention of finding merino sheep to add to the flock that he already owned in Ireland.
His plans were almost ruined due to a storm in the Bay of Cádiz that caused the ship in which he was travelling to run aground. His life was saved thanks to the actions of a sailor from Cadiz, the father of the woman who would later become Garvey’s wife.
Their romance, and the commercial environment of the city, won Garvey over, so he took up residence and decided to try his luck in an industry that was completely foreign to him, but in which he met with great success.
It was his descendants who made the Garvey brand grow, a journey that lasts to this day thanks to the variety of products. The standard of the house has always been to guarantee variety in its range of brandies, liqueurs and sherries.
In January 2017, Grupo Emperador Spain bought Bodegas Garvey, and it now forms part of one of the business groups with the greatest presence in the world of brandy.
Two types of grapes
Winemaking: turning grapes into wines
Soleras and Criadera System