What is Sherry?
In this sherry bodegas tour you will learn all about the shining star of the region, Sherry! Sherry is a Spanish traditional fortified wine aged in a solera system click here to learn more.
Marco de Jerez in Cadiz province is the only place in the entire world where Sherry is produced. Moreover, the Sherry triangle is the only place in the world where Sherry can be aged.
Sherry is one of the most versatile wines in the world. With only three grapes, sherry winemakers can create 10/11 varieties, if you count with all the combined sherries. Which are able to pair with all kinds of food, from aperitifs and main dishes to dessert. From the dry pale delicate Manzanilla to the sweet, dark and bold Pedro Ximenez.
Come and join us in our sherry bodegas tour leaving from Vejer de la Frontera and Jerez de la Frontera. In this tour you will learn the whole sherry-making process since the grapes reach the winery, up to the glass!!
*Please note: Hotel pick-up will not always be possible in Jerez de la Frontera depending on location of all clients as time constraints due to traffic may be an issue. If it is not possible, pick-up location will be Bodegas Fundador in Jerez de la Frontera. However if it is possible, we can pick up and drop-off at hotels. Please let us know if you have any concerns or questions.
What should you expect?
Our Sherry Bodegas Tour is a private full day tour experience. You will enjoy private tours of three bodegas (wineries) around the "Marco de Jerez". Enjoy several sherry wines from each region, and 6 VORS over 30 years old in two of the three cellars. You will even try sherry straight from the barrel!
We will be picking you up at 9:00am from either Vejer de la Frontera or Jerez de la Frontera. Your guide will take you to our first winery in Cadiz province, in Chiclana de la Frontera. It is found within the "Marco de Jerez" and is the perfect place to understand the whole sherry process. From when the grapes arrive up to when they finish in the "bota" (barrel).
Sanlúcar de Barrameda
We will head to the famous city within the Cadiz coast near the national park of Doñana, Sanlúcar de Barrameda. On the way we will be able to enjoy views of the vineyards and see the vines. As well as observe the famous soil "albariza", high calcium soil that produces the best grape juice.
Enjoy touring a Sherry winery, where the guide will tell us why they are different from the "bodegas" in the other two cities of the Sherry triangle. The guide will show us around privately while tasting several wines straight from the cask (bota). In this cellar you will taste 3 VORS (over 30years old). Only three cities are allowed to age Sherry. Sanlúcar de Barrameda wineries not only have DO. Jerez-Sherry-Xérès but they are also under the D.O. Manzanilla. We will be finishing around 13:00 after tasting more sherry. At this time we will eat local Cadiz and Andalusian food, such as "salmorejo", "tortillita de camarones", "pescaíto frito", "gambas de Sanlúcar", with a sherry or a non-alcoholic drink, in the heart of this beautiful coastal city.
Jerez de la Frontera
On the way to our last Bodega at the capital of the D.O. Jerez-Sherry-Xérès, Jerez de la Frontera, we will stop to enjoy the views of a vineyard on its famous Albariza soil and talk about why this soil produces the best palomino and moscatel grapes. In Jerez de la Frontera, we will enjoy learning more about the origin of Sherry and Brandy. We will try 3 VORS and two over-12 year old wines, some will be paired with traditional desserts produced from the nearby convent.
Drop off will be at your pick up point after enjoying our last sherry tasting at around 16:30pm in Jerez de la Frontera. Arriving at Vejer de la Frontera, 17:30.
Join us in this special and unique sherry bodegas tour. We can design tours for all kind of groups, just book us in advance!