AVINTUR - Asociación para la promoción del Turismo del Vino
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Montilla-Moriles wines have becomes excellent ambassadors for the Region of Andalusia. The prestige they enjoy today is the result of a long wine-producing tradition and a slow aging process. The Montilla-Moriles Wine Route gives you the chance to get to know the secrets of this painstaking process, which is part of the very identity of this region in Cordoba province. Discover its wide variety of different wines with the delicious tradition of going out for tapas - a real treat. You can also enjoy the other attractions to be found in the region, which include stunning heritage and monuments, and exquisite gastronomy.
Montilla, Cordoba, Lucena, Moriles, Aguilar de la Frontera, Fernán Nuñez, Montemayor, La Rambla and Puente Genil are some of the towns that figure on the route, set in a landscape dominated by vines, olive trees and cereal crops. Besides the production process and the quality of its wines, here you can also discover a wealth of heritage and monuments, the legacy of numerous different cultures that made this part of Andalusia their home. Use the map on this page to see all the destinations that form part of the Montilla-Moriles Wine Route. Read more
What will I find in the region?
Going out for tapas: this informal style of eating out is the perfect way of sampling a range of typical delicacies and local dishes from Cordoba.
Traditional, lively fiestas such as the Cordoba Courtyards Festival and the Montilla Wine Harvest Festival, where you’ll be able to experience everything from horse races to traditional methods of grape-pressing by foot.
The stunning monuments of Cordoba, which have the UNESCO World Heritage designation. Special mention should be made here of the Great Mosque.
Towns and villages with historic buildings, such as the castles in Lucena and Montemayor, and the stately houses to be found in Fernán Núñez and Aguilar de la Frontera.
The “Wine Network”, a series of spaces conceived to enable visitors to learn more about the culture, gastronomy and nature along this Wine Route:
Museums: in the Campiña (Countryside) Museum in Fernán Núñez, you’ll find an open-air centre which was built with the donations of the local citizens, and a sculpture exhibition. In the Ceramics Museum in La Rambla, visitors can see the collection displayed in a 15th century tower, and in a contemporary building.
Leisure and theme centres: the Landscape Charter in Aguilar de la Frontera, where the castle is home to a multi-functional centre featuring a theatre and hosting various wine-themed events. It also has a viewing point with explanatory panels. In Montilla, don’t miss Envidarte, the Contemporary Arts and Wine Centre, a landmark initiative for all new creators. Lucena is home to the Olivino Wine and Gastronomic Centre, featuring the typical gastronomy of Cordoba, and with its own panoramic restaurant.
History: take a journey into the past in the Roman Villa of Fuente de Álamo in Puente Genil. Discover the well-conserved archaeological site of this old villa which was originally dedicated to the production of wine and oil.
Information for visitors: in the permanent Information Centre in the Plaza de las Tendillas square in Cordoba, visitors can find information about the Wine Network. And the Memorias del Vino Visitor Centre in Montemayor takes a look at the history and culture of the wines along this Route.
If you need more information, visit any tourist office.
What are the wines like?
A wide range of wines is produced in the land of Montilla-Moriles: young wines, fino, amontillado and oloroso sherries, palo cortado, muscatel and Pedro Ximénez (one of the most famous) are just a few of the varieties you can sample. You’ll find wines that are perfect for tapas, for dessert, to accompany cured meats or with fish and shellfish dishes. This great repertoire offers a host of different nuances: from crisp, dry wines to sweet, fruity wines; from pale, almost transparent to golden, hazelnut tones; a range of bouquets from delicate to spicy... What’s more, seeing how the traditional Andalusian cellar masters serve the wine is a spectacle in itself.
How to get there
The Montilla-Moriles Wine Route is in southern Spain, in Andalusia, in the region lying between the Genil and Guadajoz Rivers in the province of Cordoba. Seville and Malaga international airports are a little over an hour away by car, offering access by air. By rail, there is an excellent connection on the AVE high speed train, which takes you to Cordoba from Madrid in just 1 hour 45 minutes, and from Seville in 40 minutes. If you prefer to travel by car, the A-4 motorway runs to Cordoba from Madrid (394 kilometres) and from Seville (142 kilometres), joining the A-45 to access the remaining towns and villages on the route.
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