Top five bodegas
The biggest winery in Jerez – and the most awarded – its tours include a 12-wine tasting with samples from the three sherry towns (Jerez, El Puerto and Sanlucar) to highlight the differences, which allows you to taste how the slightly different climates and geography of each town inject their own character into the sherries. Tastings can also incorporate food, brandy and vinegar too. See lustau.es This traditional cellar produces a standout sherry vinegar and brandy alongside its large range of wines. See fernandodecastilla.com Founded in 1830, this bodega is renowned for its focus on mature sherries. However, it also worth a visit for its collection of Spanish paintings, from the 15th to the 19th centuries. See maestrosierra.com Next door to the Alcazar, this is one of the most popular bodegas in the city While this is one of the newer bodegas in Jerez, its reputation and extensive collection of wines (many older than the company itself ) make it worthy of a visit.
As well as rare, single-barrel aged sherries, Tradicion also boasts a great private art collection, which includes important works by Goya. See bodegastradicion.es