La Cigarrera started out as an almacenista business (Colom & Compañia) in 1758 by Joseph Colóm Darbó. In 1891, Manuel Hidalgo Colom acquired the buildings housing their solera in the Plaza Madre de Dios in the Barrio Bajo of Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
Today, Ignacio Hidalgo is the capataz (cellar master and blender) who was among a few select almacenistas to start bottling manzanilla under his own label in 1997.
La Cigarrera is well known for producing fine and complex five-year old manzanilla and exceptional manzanilla pasada aged for over 20 years in solera. They also make oloroso and an amontillado VOS from the Sacristía of the bodega which house some of the oldest wines in Sanlúcar.
La Cigarrera is named as a tribute to the ladies who used to sell cigarettes and tobacco on the sidewalks of Sanlúcar.