The 'Anglo Hispano Bodega Company' was founded in 1892. The company's winery was based in Huelva, where most of its business was conducted. Anglo Hispano rapidly developed a large client base wholesaling wines from La Palma Del Condado both in Spain and Gibraltar and to Ships stopping at the nearby Puerto de Huelva.
The Company continued to prosper and in 1946 Anglo Hispano was incorporated as a limited company in Gibraltar. Within a short period of time Bass PLC, the British brewers, purchased a substantial holding in Anglo Hispano.
A few years later in the mid 1950's the Isola Family were entrusted with the management of the business and subsequently acquired a small holding.
Anglo Hispano continued to prosper under the careful guidance of the Isola Family up until 1970 when the frontier between Gibraltar and Spain was closed. This led Bass to put its holding up for sale. The Isola's took the opportunity to acquire a controlling interest in the Company while maintaining the exclusive distribution of Bass Ale in Gibraltar, a relationship which continues to this day.
Due to extremely tough trading conditions following the border closure, Management decided to diversify into other product groups such as spirits, tobacco, foods and confectionary.
Anglo Hispano continues to diversify and explore different opportunities and has become one of Gibraltar's leading organisations in its field and boasts an extremely varied portfolio of products. Through it's subsidiaries the Company also operates a number of retail outlets, restaurants, and franchised restaurants. It has also invested in distribution and retail businesses in Spain.
Our strong sales and accounts teams help Anglo Hispano maintain its customer service record while providing a strong base for growth and continued diversity.
The Isola family remain an integral part of the day to day management of Anglo Hispano, with both John and Charles Isola providing their experience and skills in senior management roles.