Renowned winemakers Willy Perez & Ramiro Ibanez set out with the goal of connecting old soleras to their vineyards, and have done just that with the revival of the M. Antonio de la Riva label for their almacenista project. In the early 20th century, the historic bodega was well known throughout the region: founder Manuel Antonio de la Riva was an important figure who fought for the reputation of Jerez, and for the winemakers and importers as a member of the local parliament. Bodegas de la Riva held 53 hectares in Pago Macharnudo, one of Jerez's most famous pagos and often sited as the birthplace of modern sherry. Domecq purchased the bodega in the 1970s and eventually sold off all of the soleras, leaving the name defunct. Willy and Ramiro recently revived the name and label for their project of bottling forgotten soleras as a tribute to this storied name in the region.