wine tasting tours and winery visits
Best wine tours in Andalucia
Discover Seville and gain an insight into life in Spain as you visit the carefully selected tapas bars with this half-day wine and tapas tour.For many visitors, going out for tapas is the qu... See More
Discover the best kept secrets of Southern Spain’s exquisite wines and gastronomy on this all-inclusive fun and educational half-day tour.Whether you are a wine aficionado or simply a lover ... See More
On this tasty 3-hour tour, you will discover the best tapas bars that only the locals know about in the Alameda de Hercules neighbourhood of Seville. From traditional tapas to tapas with a m... See More
Explore Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe, and savour first quality sherry in Jerez on this full day tour from Seville. Immerse yourself in the most authentic cities in southern Spain, famous... See More
Taste your way through Granada’s old town, lingering at market stalls, chatting to the local vendors and savouring the traditional products of the Sierra Nevada region.Discover the flavours ... See More
Join this panoramic walk of Granada, from the hills of the Albaicin down to its old town. Enjoy a selection of tasty tapas as you stop in the best hideouts along the way. Expect tales of the... See More
Why Visit Andalucia?
Andalucía, the southernmost region of Spain, is the birthplace of one of the most famous fortified wines: sherry. The regions aptly named ‘Sherry Triangle’ is the best place in the world for a sherry tasting tour! However, there’s more to Andalucía than unmatchable sherry tasting opportunities. Over the last few decades, the region has undergone something of a viticultural awakening and now also produces some excellent still wines. A wine tasting holiday in Andalucía is the perfect opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of sherry, but also to discover the exciting new wines of the region.
SHERRY (& WINE) TASTING TOURS IN ANDALUCIA
From the historic bodegas of Jerez to the up-and-coming vineyards in Ronda and Granada, Andalucía offers a diverse variety of wine tasting opportunities.If you’re interested in differentiating a Fino from a Manzanilla, understanding what makes a Pedro Ximenez so sweet or learning which tapas pairs well with an Oloroso, head to the city of Jerez, which is brimming with bodegas, and book a private or small group sherry tasting tour. Away from the famous Sherry Triangle, the wine regions of DO Sierras de Málaga and DO Montilla-Moriles are experimenting with the production of red and white still wines, combining traditional methods with cutting-edge oenological technologies. Experience these exciting new wines first-hand on a wine tasting tour.
FOOD TASTING EXPERIENCES IN ANDALUCIA
If you’re planning a food focused holiday, Andalucía should be top of your list. It’s the ultimate foodie destination boasting a rich and varied cuisine, and diversity of food tasting experiences from innovative Michelin-starred restaurants to unpretentious tapas bars. Not to be missed regional specialities include the incomparable Jamón Ibérico, creamy tomato Salmorejo, and high-quality red tuna. For the best introduction to Andalucian cuisine join a guided tapas tour in Seville or Granada, discover the tapas bars known only to the locals and sample a variety of authentic dishes.
MORE REASONS TO VISIT ANDALUCIA
Andalucía boasts awe-inspiring historical sites, passionate dance traditions and even dancing horses! The region is home to no less than seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the magnificent Alhambra in Granada, the magical Royal Alcázar in Seville, and one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in Western Europe - Córdoba’s Mosque-Cathedral.
It’s the birthplace of Flamenco so don’t leave without immersing yourself in true Spanish culture and experiencing the intense passion of an authentic flamenco show. Another dance tradition unique to Andalucía is the famous dancing horses. Visit the Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez to witness an extraordinary equestrian ballet.
WINERIST INSIDER TIP
In Jerez there are several large wine cellars with “open” visiting hours. However, many bodegas are boutique or family run operations, and it can be difficult to secure a tour at short notice, or if you don’t speak Spanish. If you want to visit the most hidden and interesting cellars, we recommend booking a guided sherry tasting tour.