Enjoy a fantastic day tour from Seville. Get to know Jerez de la Frontera, its amazing horses and an authentic sherry bodega. The tour continues in Cadiz, one of Spain´s hidden gems. A perfect tour to combine culture and wine with a superb horse dance show and an introduction to the famous Sherry wines of Jerez de la Frontera. The day ends with a visit to the fantastic, yet unknown, city of Cadiz. A top hidden gem in Spain! … Read More
Jerez de la Frontera is a city in the south of Spain near Seville (despite it belonging to the province of Cadiz) that every sherry lover should plan on visiting at least once. A trip to Jerez de la Frontera takes less than one hour from Seville. You can get to Jerez by car, train or join a day tour from Seville (a great option but tours do not run every day)
Even if sherry is not your particular favorite wine, it is very rare that one leaves Jerez without falling a little bit in love with this city. And once you visit a sherry winery and learn about the fascinating way it is made, your feelings for sherry wine will grow as well. (Some people find very interesting the similarities that exist between Sherry and champagne which we have written a previous post about.)
A trip to Jerez de la Frontera
Enjoy a winer tour to Tio Pepe, Gonzalez Byass, one of Spain´s top wineries and a must-do visit in Jerez de la Frontera. You will be able to visit the monumental winery facility and taste its famous wines known all over the world.
The story of this legendary winery dates back to 1835 when Manuel María González Ángel reached Jerez. That year he acquired a winery and began producing and exporting their wines. González joined his agent in England, Robert Blake Byass, and Gonzalez-Byass was born.
The company remains family-owned and Tio Pepe is highlighted among its wineries in Jerez. We have to recall as well their brands of Soberano and Lepanto brandy … Read More
Jerez is everything that you would expect a Spanish city in southern Spain to be. It is most famous for its traditional sherry bodegas known for their cathedral-like structures, their Andalusian horses, and, of course, flamenco. Incorporate a bit of these three elements in your visit and you will be sure to have experienced the true essence of this magnificent Spanish city.
The number of days you should spend in Jerez de la Frontera depends on the length of your trip and the other cities you plan on visiting. Although a smaller city, there is plenty to see and there are convenient day trips from Jerez de la Frontera as well. One day is enough to enjoy the most important highlights. With 2 to 3 days in Jerez, you will have time to get to know the city well and visit the neighboring cities of Puerto de Santa María, San Lucar de Barrameda or Cadiz which are easily accessible. Spain’s most famous National Park, Doña Ana, is located very close to San Lucar de Barrameda (as well as to Jerez
Don’t have time to stay one night or more? Not to worry. A day trip to Jerez from Seville, for example, is a nice introduction to the city. You could also opt to take the train from Seville to Jerez de la Frontera from Seville and plan your day with a walking tour, a winery visit, and if possible arrange for a visit to the horse show.
The hottest months in Jerez de la Frontera are July and August, therefore these best be avoided if possible. The best times of year to visit are probably late spring and early fall when the temperatures are less extreme in the south of Spain.
You may want to consider going during one of Jerez’s popular festivals such as the Jerez Flamenco Festival in February, the Jerez Horse Fair in May, or the Jerez Sherry Festival in September that celebrates the grape harvest. Plan these trips well in advance as hotels tend to get booked for these festivals.
Although these are not the best times for the demand of sherry wine and many wineries have seen their doors close in the past years, you will still be able to find a good number of wineries in Jerez. We strongly recommend you book in advance, especially if you plan to do winery visits in English. The Tio Pepe winery visit is the most obvious choice (and a great overall experience)
There is, of course, more to Jerez than its sherry wineries. Take a look at our suggestions for things to do in one day in Jerez de la Frontera.
Jerez de la Frontera is easily accessible by different means of transportation. Jerez has an airport at less than 20 minutes from the city center. Ryanair even has flights available through London, Barcelona, and Frankfurt.
The train service is excellent in this part of Spain. Jerez is just a one hour train ride from Seville and connects easily with nearby cities you may want to visit. A less than 10-minute train ride will get you to the beach and El Puerto de Santa María.
Driving in Spain is always a good option, but it is not always necessary and especially in Jerez.
We hope you have found this information useful. You can also get some ideas on building a wine trip in Jerez de la Frontera, Puerto de Santa María and San Lucar de Barrameda in this wine route in Jerez section.
For additional information on planning your trip to southern Spain you can find interesting articles below
Jerez wines and practical information on southern Spain
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