Food and Wine is another pillar of Genuine Andalusia because we love to celebrate and share with our guests the joy of a good, healthy meal. We have a list of our favorite genuine tapas bars and restaurants where tradition meets character, flavor, pleasure and health. We also love to cook with local produce and to support our culinary traditions and regional food and wine industries. This has led us to design some tours with a special focus on food and wine:
The famous word Sherry comes from “Sherish”. That’s the name that the Muslims gave to the city of Jerez, as we know it today. Previous civilizations in the area such as Phoenicians and Romans had already discovered the secrets of the production of Sherry wines.
Through the centuries this ancient tradition has shaped the landscape, economy and culture of the only area where Sherry has always been produced, known as the Sherry triangle.
This tour will take us to visit a vineyard where we will learn the particularities of the soil, the climate and the grapes that make Sherry so unique. After that, we will do some tasting in a very special bodega. Read more…
The gorgeous climate and nature of Andalusia combined with the hard work of its wonderful people brings fabulous local produce to the local markets. The sweetest fruits, tastiest vegetables and freshest fish and meat fill the stalls every morning before they are quickly bought and taken home by the locals.
Once in the kitchen, these ingredients are carefully cooked following a wide variety of regional recipes. This results in delicious home made meals that taste like wisdom, love and tradition. Preparing, eating and sharing good food around a table is one of the pillars of Spanish culture. It brings people together and makes every day a celebration.
During this workshop we will experience the joy of shopping, wine tasting, cooking and eating locally Read more…
The province of Cadiz keeps various traditional food and wine industries in its different regions. Many of them have the charm of being small, family owned and family run.
They often welcome visitors into their workplaces. There they explain the history of the company and the production process to finally offer their guests a variety of their artisan produce to taste. This allows people not only to savour the local delicacies but also to discover more in-depth the character of the region, its lifestyle and its ways to understand and respect food and wine.
This tour has been designed to visit and taste the wonders of three different small traditional industries in three different parts of the province of Cadiz. We will visit a local goat’s cheese factory in Rota, a family owned Sherry bodega in Jerez and some ancient sweet shops in the quaint whitewashed town of Medina Sidonia. Read more…
The famous word Sherry comes from “Sherish”. That’s the name that the Muslims gave to the city of Jerez, as we know it today. The oldest quarters of Jerez keep their charming moorish urban planning inside the city walls, that were built in the 12th century. This tour will take us through the narrow winding streets of the former Muslim medina and to the unique quarter that first developed outside the walls.
Along the way we will see the lively atmosphere of the town and take a few stops to understand and experience the important role that food and wine play in the local culture.
We will have a typical Andalusian breakfast before starting our walk, venture into some old Sherry bars full of character serving quality tapas and… Read more
The cities of Cadiz and Jerez are rarely included in people’s itineraries of Southern Spain. Because of this these two Andalusian gems remain undiscovered, pure and genuine. Located in the Southernmost province of continental Spain, Cadiz and Jerez have a few interesting similarities. However and in spite of their proximity, they are actually very different and truly unique.
The tour starts with a private transfer in a modern and comfortable vehicle from your accommodation to the city of Jerez. Along the way, your personal local host will set the context (historical, cultural and geographical) for this first stop by sharing with you some essential information about the city.
Upon arrival to Jerez, you will be taken on a private walking tour of the old town. Read more…