Wine tourism is an increasingly popular pastime, and no route is more popular in Spain than the Sherry Wine and Brandy Route. For the second year in a row, it was the most visited wine route nationwide, according to data from the Spanish Association of Wine Cities. In 2018, an impressive 582,000 people enjoyed the route.
The wine, culture and gastronomic offer on the route continue to draw enormous crowds, with September and October being the peak months. The number of visitors increased by 10,000 last year compared with 2017.
Said the President of the Sherry Wine and Brandy Route Association, on Vinetur.com, “Together with the extraordinary quality of our wines and the beauty of our wineries, the Sherry Wine Route comprises a series of gastronomic, cultural and festive attractions which offer unique and incredibly diverse experiences. That offer has enabled us to strengthen our position, year after year, as Spain’s most popular wine route.”
Attractions include wineries, some of which are reminiscent of majestic cathedrals and all of which expertly combine beauty and functionality; art and architecture; Doñana National Park; the beaches in the Bay of Cadiz; unparalleled gastronomy; and works of art from the likes of Goya, Picasso, El Greco and Velázquez.
The route includes nine cities: Lebrija, Trebujena, Rota, Puerto Real, Chipiona, Chiclana de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Jerez de la Frontera.