Montilla-Moriles wine route
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. Flamenco shows. 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.