Wine and Brandy Routes in the Marco de Jerez Region
What will I find in the region?
Traditional Fiestas such as Easter Week in Seville, original celebrations like Carnival in Cadiz, or others where horses play the lead role, such as the Jerez Horse Fair and the Horse Races on the beach at Sanlúcar.
Business centres where you can hold meetings with the best facilities.
First rate golf courses where you can relax while you play sport.
Stunning protected nature areas such as the Doñana National Park and the Los Alcornocales Nature Reserve.
Delicious gastronomy with typical dishes like fried fish.
If you need more information, enquire at any of the tourist offices.
What are the wines like?
Dry, naturally sweet, and full-bodied liqueur wines. These are the wines you will find in Jerez. Some, including Fino and Oloroso sherries, are very dry on account of a complete fermentation of the must. The natural sweet wines are produced letting the grapes over-ripen. Here, special mention should be made of Pedro Ximénez and Muscatel wines. Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda sherry has its own Designation of Origin. It is a full-bodied wine, dry at the outset and sweet on the palate.
How to get there
The Marco de Jerez region is at a strategic point in Andalusia, southern Spain. You can get direct flights to Jerez international airport, and there is easy access by road from the airports in Seville and Malaga (A-4 from Seville and A-7 from Malaga). You can also get to Jerez, El Puerto de Santa María, Puerto Real and Lebrija by train. Furthermore, some of the towns on the route have marinas offering wonderful boat trips in the Bay of Cadiz, such as the "Vaporcito de El Puerto de Santa María"