Jerez de la Frontera, located in a hot corner of south-western Spain, is a city of long-lasting wine traditions. A mild climate and plenty of natural resources have encouraged people to make their home in this area since ancient times.
All true Sherry fortified wine comes from the vineyards that surround Jerez. The city is the centre of the Sherry industry, and the wines must be matured either within the city limits or in one of the two smaller seaside towns of Puerto de Santa Maria and Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Together these three towns form the three points of the mythical 'Sherry Triangle'.
Just a few kilometres from Jerez, where the River Guadalete flows out into the Bay of Cádiz, settles El Puerto de Santa María, the historic town that is part wine producer and part fishing port - nowadays a first class tourist resort thanks to the exceptional quality of its beaches and its privileged location right in the heart of the Bay.
Further to the north, standing opposite the impressive Coto Doñana reserve at the mouth of the most symbolic river in all Andalucia, the Guadalquivir, we find Sanlúcar de Barrameda. City of noble lineage and origin of Manzanilla, a wine of unique characteristics fruit of this proximity to the sea and which reaches the summit of excellence when accompanied by the wonderful local dishes.
These three urban centers, also form a triangle of unique experiences to experience the rich wine culture. Additionally, there are several nautical experiences available, such as sailing across the Bay of Cádiz in a catamaran. The culture of horses and flamenco in the tabancos in Jerez, the streams of the Guadalquivir River and the Doñana National Park are also staples of Marco de Jerez. All these are to encourage you to stay longer beyond visiting wineries and enjoying the renowned gastronomy, in order to discover the region.