1. The main objective of the Federation of Wineries in the Sherry-Producing District
(Federación de Bodegas del Marco de Jerez (Fedejerez)) is the management and
defense of the interests of the Associations of Sherry Wine, Brandy de Jerez, Sherry
Vinegar and Vineyard companies in Jerez that belong to the above mentioned group
of companies. Its headquarters are situated in Jerez de la Frontera; however, they
also have an office of representation in Brussels. There are 34 companies associated
to Fedejerez, all located in Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Sanlúcar
de Barrameda, Chiclana de la Frontera and Chipiona. The companies integrated in the
Federation sell about 80 million bottles of Sherry Wine, Manzanilla de Sanlúcar, Brandy
de Jerez, and Sherry Vinegar, invoicing more than 400 million euros a year at prices
ex-warehouse. The contribution to Public Finance by fiscal concepts surpasses the 100
million euros, besides the 50 million euros that go to VAT.
The companies mentioned above give immediate employment to 1,500 people and
thousands supplementary business trade such as: bottling factories, graphics design,
studios, hospitality, etc.
Diverse work committees perform the tasks of the Federation:
1· Executive committee: who are responsible for the board as well as the running and
administration of the Federation. The president, the vice-presidents and 12 vocals that
represent the different associated companies, makes up the committee.
2· Commercial committee: responsible for designing, developing and pursuing
commercial communication campaigns
3· Technical committee: analyses all the projects of legislation that can affect the
4· Labor committee: Responsible for dealing with human- resources within the
companies, including the negotiation and the pursuit of the Collective Agreement of the
5· Fiscal committee: analyses all the fiscal questions related to the sector, given the
importance of the tributary contribution.
6. Committee of Innovation: referred to the works of I+D+I that take place in the
vineyard of Marco de Jerez and to the development of new products.
7· Financial committee: Responsible for the budget-control of the Federation.