Come with us and enjoy this unique opportunity to discover the best kept secrets of Andalusia’s exquisite wines and recipes on this all-inclusive educational journey.
During this 6 night trip you will explore two of the most important wine regions in Southern Spain: the world-renowned Sherry Triangle in the Cádiz province and the more discrete but equally important Montilla-Moriles wine region in the Córdoba province.
You will have exclusive access to boutique wineries and food and wine pairing sessions with local connoisseurs.
Andalusia has a 2,000-year history of viticulture dating from Phoenician times as the topography, geology and climate are all excellent for growing grapes.
The mild Mediterranean average temperatures, lack of frost and many hours of sunshine a year yield wines of great quality and wide characteristics.
There are over 40,000 hectares of vineyards in Andalusia (that’s more area “under vine” than New Zealand), and many great wines waiting to be discovered.
On this special journey foodies and wine lovers will indulge their senses in an unforgettable experience full of delicious flavours and excellent wines, while discovering the beauty of one of the hidden gems of Andalusia, the region of Cordoba, and the charm of the flamenco scene in Jerez.
Many important flamenco guitarists come from the city of Jerez, where you can feel the flamenco spell in every corner.
If you don’t have so much time because you want to explore other places in Andalusia, you can choose to join us for one half of the journey (3 nights), on either Part 1 (The Sherry Triangle) or Part 2 (Cordoba province).
The best season to enjoy this feast for the senses:
Spring offers a good combination of mild weather and outdoor activities.
Autumn is the best time for those with a serious interest in viticulture as it coincides with harvest season (end of August / beginning of September) and wine festivals (September / October).
Winter provides respite for people wishing to taste Andalusian wine and enjoy the local sights in relative tranquillity.
8 Sept 2019
22 Mar 2020
6 Sept 2020
Small group tour (2-12 people)
Jerez - Cádiz - Córdoba - Montilla - Los Pedroches - Zuheros - Málaga
7 Days / 6 Nights
3/4 stars hotels
private luxury bus
I liked Just Explore from the beginning and I particularly liked our travel agent because she is consistently responsive. Rosa took time to understand the needs and interests of our family and adjusted things accordingly. She made great suggestions to our initial trip ideas. She is extremely meticulous and pays a lot of attention to details. One of the highlights for our family was getting a guided tour with Rosa in the Montilla region, her hometown and visiting a vineyard were we had a cooking class and wine tasting. The other special high was our day trip to Ronda, a spectacular place! At the end of the trip I realized that Rosa was not just our travel agent but a friend”
“Our trip to Spain exceeded our expectations on every level. The accommodations, private tour guides and private transportation made the experience effortless on our part as everything was arranged beforehand by the wonderful Rosa Lara. She chose lovely hotels, entertaining and knowledgeable guides and beautiful locations for us to visit. There were so many enjoyable parts of the trip! Of course, we loved the spectacular architecture and scenery of Spain but we also enjoyed the personal touches that Rosa arranged like the champagne in our room on the first evening. We loved the day we spent with Rosa touring an olive oil farm in Montilla, the visit to the vineyard with a wonderful lunch, drinks in Granada overlooking the Alhambra capped off with a visit to a fun wine bard off the beaten track. Rosa showed us places that we would not have found on our own and made the trip that much more special for us. We have not stopped raving about our trip since we returned to Canada. Thank you Rosa for such a memorable vacation! ”