Wine Tours The Sweet Life Spain Andalusia DVD Vision Films
Andalusia stretches from Huelva in the west near the Portuguese border to Almeria, with an amazing range of landscapes in between: snowy mountains like the Sierra Nevada, desert scenes, olive groves, dramatic coastlines and the marshy nature reserve of Do+¦ana. The cuisine has been inspired by the great ethnic waves that swept this land especially during the Arab domination. This has affected the arts and architecture creating great magical cities. We begin in M+ílaga and visit some extraordinary places: the Moorish citadel of C+¦rdoba, and exotic Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with history ranging from the Romans, the Jewish ghetto and the great baroque building of the 18th century. Andalusia is famous for having invented GÇ£tapas hoppingGÇ¥, drinking a lot along the way. We go wine tasting at a number of prestigious wine estates. Here we have a wide range of gastronomic experiences from Michelin starred dining to rustic and authentic tapas. We explore the Sherry wine cellars clustered around Jerez with its stylish new vineyards around Ronda and up-and-coming wine estates near Arcos de la Frontera. The first vineyards in Spain were planted in Andalusia around 1,100 BC by the Phoenicians outside the town of GÇ£GadirGÇ¥ (modern day Cadiz) in what is now known as the Sherry wine country. We visit some of the Sherry GÇ£bodegasGÇ¥ along with boutique estates sprinkled throughout the region in the Sherry Triangle.