Our family has been notorious internationally for centuries due to its vineyards and wines: the Domecq
sherry and brandy have been exported worldwide. However, besides the wines we have always had a second
passion: the breeding of animals. The Domecq family has had a reknown history for decades, as breeders of
horses and bulls. With the same passion, we now breed our exclusive Iberian pigs. Our family motto has always
been “attaining excellence”.
The secret to the best Iberico ham is in the pig. Our pigs are 100% pure Iberian, as both mother and father are 100% Iberian breed (even though Spanish Regulations on Product Origin only require the mothers to be pure Iberian in order to consider the pigs Iberian). We have a limited production, based on a very demanding selection process.
The second feature that makes them unique is that they are raised wild from their first months, free in vast extensions of countryside -the Spanish “Dehesa”-, until they are approximately 18 months old.
This entails that throughout their lives, our pigs eat natural products, directly from the fields and acorn woods, not only in their last two months of life, as the Spanish regulations require in order for the pigs to be considered as Acorn fed Iberian Pigs (“Cerdo Ibérico de Bellota”). Our “Montanera” (Acorn feeding season) extends for nearly four months, from October to January, but as our pigs are set free when they are very young they also benefit from the last acorns of the previous acorn feeding season. This guarantees the unique quality of our products, as it is the Spanish acorn that is the secret to their exquisite taste. In all our products you will find the true Iberian taste, that only freedom in nature can attain: unique and delicious.