Whether you are an aficionado of fine wine or an amateur simply looking to increase your wine knowledge, Andalucia is definitely the place for you.
This happy situation prevailed until the 19th century when European vineyards were affected by the fungus oidium, followed by an even more devastating plague of Phylloxera, the American vine root louse, which first appeared in Bordeaux in 1868 and spread to South Spain 20 years later. Most wine areas were replanted with plague-resistantAmerican rootstock, but some others never fully recovered.
From the historic sherries of Jerez, to the up-and-coming new vineyards in Ronda and Granada province, Andalucia boasts numerous top-quality wines.
There are over 40.000 hectaresof vineyards in Andalucia planted in 20 regions. Over half of the wine is produced in 4 major ‘Denominación de Origen’ (D.O. areas or the equivalent to France’s Appellation d’OrigineControllée)