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Discover the Jerez Region by following the Wine and Brandy Route of Jerez

The region is strategically located in the extreme southwest of Andalusia, in the province of Cádiz, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, bathed by the waters of two emblematic rivers: the Guadalquivir and Guadalete. The Region is made up of nine individual cities that combine to form the production zone of the Denominations of Origin Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Manzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Vinagre de Jerez, along with the Specific Denomination Brandy de Jerez, namely: Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Chiclana de la Frontera, Chipiona, Puerto Real, Rota, Trebujena and Lebrija.

Different occupying civilizations have left their mark on the territory over the centuries and have left behind an extensive architectural and cultural heritage, excellent wines, cities and cuisine. The Region enjoys an exceptional climate and boasts beautiful natural landscapes that range from the extensive beaches of its coastline to the vineyards of the surrounding countryside and nearby wetlands. All of this, together with the welcoming character of its people, combine to make the Jerez Region the perfect destination for unforgettable wine tourism experiences that fully engage all five senses.

Sherry, a delight for all five senses

The Association of the Wine and Brandy Route of Jerez

The public-private association of the Wine and Brandy Route of Jerez was created in 2006 with the aim of bringing together and consolidating a range of already existing tourist attractions related to the numerous oenological experiences offered by the Jerez Region, whilst contributing to the economic, social and cultural development of the area, both in its urban and rural aspects.

Since then, wineries, wine shops, hotels, rural houses, bars and restaurants, tabancos, museums, travel agents and other leisure related businesses located in the cities belonging to the Region and supported by their respective Town Councils and the Sherry and Brandy de Jerez Regulating Councils, have all joined forces to bring into being an initiative that provides a response to the demand for quality wine tourism and one that has converted the Jerez Region into a first class international wine tourism destination.

The Cathedrals of wine

Visit the famous bodegas, considered cathedral-like given their size and the devote silence of the vast warehouses where sherry is aged, veritable architectural gems, pioneers in the promotion of wine tourism and the most visited in Europe. Discover at first hand the unique method used to produce sherry, stay at a vineyard house, take your first steps in the subtle art of wine tasting, visit the pago vineyard zones steeped in centuries of history, or discover the perfect gastronomic pairing for each type of wine. All this to name just a few of the attractions the region has to offer.

The Jerez Region offers the wine tourist endless opportunities to experience the rich wine culture associated with Jerez.

The Wine and Brandy Route of Jerez provides a unique opportunity to experience the passion for sherry that exists in its place of origin

The Association of the Wine and Brandy Route of Jerez consists of over a hundred associated establishments and bases its philosophy firmly on the concepts of continued improvement, along with a commitment to the attractions of the culture of Sherry and Brandy as a unifying, transformational force for the region.

Furthermore, with its strong commitment to wine tourism, the Association wishes to contribute its grain of sand to boosting the economic promotion of the region, with attractions that are available throughout the whole year and thus make tourist demand less dependent on seasonal factors, whilst at the same time promoting the preservation and appreciation of historic landscapes and the natural environment.

Certified as a Wine Route of Spain

The Route was officially granted the quality accreditation “Wine Route of Spain” in January 2007, after successfully completing a mandatory external auditing process that validated the high quality of service provided by the associated establishments.