If you’re going to Andalucia, you won’t have a difficult time finding tips on where to go, considering this is a very popular tourist destination with a vast amount of beaches, beautiful small villages combined with amazing views and historical buildings. However, if you love Sherry, you should of course visit Jerez and enjoy a drink at the source!
There’s no doubt to what the most famous wine coming from Andalucia is – just say Sherry, and most people will know what you mean. There are however more wines from Andalucia than just the drinks from Jerez (which is actually the Spanish spelling of ‘Sherry’, and the name comes from the place – just like the name Champagne is derived from the origin). Look around Malaga, Montilla Moriles and Condado de Huelva and you will find both sweet and dry desert wines as well as fortified wines from innovative vintners.
Andalucía on the south coast is one of those region the tourists love to visit, which is of course understandable considering the geographical diversity and wonderful climate. You will find hidden villages, sunny beaches and great hiking spots within a short drive. Wine is actually ingrained in the backbone of the region, as the tradition has been in place for at least 2500 years, and already the Romans saw a massive wine production when they arrived – and it might have started with the Greek, or maybe even the Phoenicians before them.