Tour and Drink From Algarve Hotels
Spain is package holiday central and many people visiting the Iberian country for the first time automatically envision a world of cheap hotels, sunshine and hotel swimming pools, however if you’re heading to the south of the region your thoughts should be about all the delicious sherry that you’re going to drink! El Puerto de Santa Maria, Jerez de la Frontera and Sanlucar de la Barromeda make up the region known as the ‘sherry triangle’ it’s where sherry is made, loved and found on menus in all Algarve hotels.
Fortified wine fans can tour the area independently or join a guided tour; many Spain hotels can recommend must-visit distillers.Fonseca Port or ‘Fonse Porto’ in the picturesque area of Douro Valley Region is a must-visit. The family have been refining their port since 1822 and the first stop is a free port tasting. You can enjoy the tour at your own pace as it’s in the form on audio MP3, which makes it ideal if you want to stop for a drink!
The biggest selling brandy is Terry Centenario and a visit to meet the makers at Bodegas Terry should be on your itinerary. Learn about the award-winning distillery on the hour-plus tour where the guides will explain the process and aging of the wines as well as offer brandy and sherry tastings.
You can stay as long as you like and merrily drink your way around the region as cheap hotels can be found all over El Puerto de Santa Maria. Visitors can find expertly run tours at many of the wineries and distilleries. Osborne Bodega is one such distillery best known for its sherry and brandy production. With a history spanning over 200 years you’ll learn a lot when you sign up for the hour long tour. You’ll get the chance to meet the makers, see distillery tanks in action and of course, the knowledgeable guide will be more than happy to answer questions. At the end of the tour you can taste the delicious goods for yourself!