Embark on exclusive wine tours in Jerez and discover the best of Southern Spain on your next wine-holiday with us
Jerez or Jerez de la Frontera is one of the wine regions forming the Sherry triangle in Andalusia, the Southern region of Spain. All true Sherry comes from the vineyards around Jerez de la Frontera and the nearby coastal towns of Puerto de Santa Maria and Sanlucar de Barrameda. The wines of Jerez have a long history and have been popular throughout Europe for centuries. The most famous wine, Sherry as called in England, Xerez as called in France and Jerez in Spain is now making its presence known world-wide.
Sherry is primarily made using these three varieties of grapes Palomino Fino, Pedro Ximenez and Moscatel de Alejandria. Sherry symbolizes a unique amalgamation of key factors like soil, climate, grape varieties as well as the traditional wine-making techniques and rules. The climate of Jerez is strongly influenced by both the cooling effects of the Atlantic Ocean and the warm plains in the east. The moist coastal winds moderate temperatures – not only assisting in the preservation of vital acidity in the sherry grapes, but also providing natural air-conditioning for local wine cellars. This further helps the wines to mature in a slow and gradual fashion. This southern region receives sunlight for 300 days, hence it also helps the grapes to achieve the perfect level of ripeness.
On an exclusive wine tour in Jerez, you will be a part of some exquisite guided sherry-tasting and food pairing sessions. The wine tours in this region may see you exploring the archaic cellars which house and age these delicious wines. You can enjoy guided tours that would help you understand the different styles of Sherry, the varieties used, the wine-making techniques as well as the history of the region and the wineries. You can see yourself visiting some of the best and most popular wineries in this region and sneak a peek in their wine-making techniques and daily processes. You may also customize a wine tour in Jerez entirely to your liking and preferences by simply contacting our local travel expert in this region.
So put on some sunscreen and get set to plan a wine tour to remember in the land of Sherry!