You can visit at least 100 sherry bodegas (wineries) in Jerez itself, Sanlucar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa Maria the three points of the so-called "Sherry Triangle", to see how the different stages of the production process - pressing, aging, mixing. Many sherry bodegas have strong British connections (see Fact III). If your interest extends beyond the bodega tours, or you're visiting in August, when most of the bodegas are closed, the Misterio de Jerez section of the new Atalaya museum has state-of-the-art exhibits about sherry. In September, the annual Grape Harvest Festival (Fiesta de la Vendimia) takes place, with horse shows (see Fact IV) and flamenco (see Fact V); on the first day (a Saturday), grapes are ceremonially blessed on the steps of the cathedral.
- Fact 1 - Did you know that Jerez can trace its origins back to Roman times?
- Fact 2 - Want to see how sherry is made? Then get thee to a bodega, or even a museum
- Fact 3 - The British have had a presence in Jerez for centuries
- Fact 4 - The elegant horse-rider wearing his grey suit is a classic Jerez image
- Fact 5 - Home to Lola Flores, the city has a strong flamenco tradition Jerez de la Frontera - Fascinating Facts
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