Alvear produces a full range of sweet wines using the Montilla-Moriles denomination's star variety, the Pedro Ximenez grape, originally from the Rhine and boasting a wealth of natural sugars, that naturally produces an alcohol level reaching about 15 degrees and a characteristic aromatic intensity.
Alvear's wine-making tradition dates back nearly three centuries and boasts cellars for storing their bottles evocatively called La Sacristía (The Sacristy), El Liceo (The Lyceum) and Las Mercedes (The Graces). Their wines include certain centuries-old brand names which have become widely known, for example their C.B Fino and PX 1927 Dulce Viejo. Their expert craftsmanship has made this Cordoba winery one of the most prestigious and internationally recognized throughout Spain and it is renowned as one of the oldest in Andalucia. It provides an excellent benchmark for lovers of Spanish sweet wines.
In 1999, the Alvear family took on a new challenge: Palacio Quemado, with the aim of creating new top quality wines in the Ribera del Guadiana (Extremadura), on land with red clay soils belonging to their impressively large estate, called Palacio Quemado.