Wine Bodegas & Cocina of Jerez
Located upon one of many hills mid-way between the nearby mountains of the sierra and the shining white towns and villages of the coast, Jerez, Spain is where Sherry wines share the stage with other age-old symbols of the city, such as flamenco and horse breeding. Locals here say that you can’t possibly understand Sherry wines without first understanding the food. For them it’s all about the food and the wine provide an ideal pairing. Today you'll sample both from an area know for its cuisine!
Your tour of the Andalusian town of Jerez will include a visit to a Bodega that has been producing some of the finest sherry wines in the region.
Start your day at Bodegas Tradición, a newer winery but one that holds the honor of being the successor of the oldest winery in the region. In addition to sherry production, the winery has a small but valuable collection of Spanish paintings from the 14th to the 19th centuries on site. Here you'll taste three wines and a sample of one of their brandy wines.
After your winery visit you will transfer to the historical quarter for a guided walk of the city's landmark sights. Learn about Jerez's rich heritage and marvel at its impressive architecture on a pleasant stroll through this centuries-old city. Following your walk, enjoy a wine-paired lunch at family-owned restaurant, La Carboná, near the city center. Housed in a former bodega, the restaurant's sherry centered menu wills tart with a selection of tapas, and be paired with local wines from the Cádiz region. After lunch, return to the ship to continue your journey.