Sherry Towns

© Michelle Chaplow Jerez de la frontera, the Sherry capital of Andalucia.
Jerez de la frontera, the Sherry capital of Andalucia.

North of Cadiz is the so-called sherry triangle, its corners marked by three towns sprinkled with producers of sherry and brandy whose bodegas (wine cellars) can be visited. Jerez de la Frontera is renowned for its sherry, as well as having a longstanding equestrian tradition and a claim to being the home of flamenco.

A port at the mouth of the Guadalquivir river, Sanlúcar de Barrameda is also famous for its bodegas where you can sample its acclaimed manzanilla, a dry sherry. You can access the Doñana National Park from Sanlúcar via boat. A popular destination for city dwellers from Cadiz and Seville, the third town in the triangle is El Puerto de Santa María, which has a smattering of fine mansions as evidence of its wealth in the 18th century and some superb seafood restaurants and bars.


Located inland, 20 km from Sanlúcar, Jerez holds worldwide acclaim for its sherry and brandy production. The word Jerez is derived from Arabic and has now become synonymous with the English word… More →

Like so many towns in Andalucía the approach to El Puerto de Santa María along the main road is lined with garages, industrial plants and run down buildings. Keep going and cross the River… More →

Situated at the northern tip of the sherry triangle, 8 km from Chipiona, the delightful small town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda is flanked by the Guadalquivir estuary.… More →


The Parque Nacional de Doñana is one of Europe's most important wetland reserves and a major site for migrating birds. It is an immense area; the parque itself and surrounding parque natural or… More →

This 839ha reserve is made up of three lakes, Taraje, San Antonio and Comisario, which are fed by rainwater and a nearby waterworks. From Puerto Real near Cadiz take the CA2012 towards Paterna de… More →

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