Jerez lies in the so-called “Sherry triangle” that is formed by the cities of Jerez de la Frontera , El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda in the province of Cadiz. Palomino Fino is the primary variety for Sherry wines, and it thrives on the unique “albariza” chalky white soil of the region.
Don’t let the outdated reputation of sherry fool you about Jerez. With the various styles on offer, from dry to sweet, you are sure to find a favourite, and be converted. Even though the white Albariza soil is unique to the region and Sherry, there is also some quality red and white wine to be found too (even though this is produced under the D/O Cadiz Appellation).
Sherry’s magnificence comes from the fact that, just like Champagne, true sherry can ONLY be made in this one tiny corner of the planet. Many imitators across the world have tried to replicate the salty, nutty, and aromatic profile of sherry, and these are the ones that have tarnished the reputation of real sherry from Jerez. Only the unique winds, humidity, albariza soil and the seasonal changes in Andalucía give a singular character to the wines produced there.
Depending on your preferences and expectations for the day, and if you are willing to do your own driving without the temptation of overdoing the tasting, you can easily have an equally enjoyable time on your own self guided wine tastings. Most vineyards are usually sign-posted, and are more than welcoming towards offering tastings of their wines, provided you make advance reservations with the cellars.
Making your booking with Tannin Trail means you pay standard cellar wine tasting rates, and we make all the reservations for you, leaving you more time to enjoy your holiday. With self-booking we will provide a PDF itinerary that includes all relevant information, as well as GPS directions. It couldn’t be easier than that!