Morning: Montilla Olive Oil & Wine Region
After breakfast and check out, you will start your journey towards Cordoba. Today we make a stop on the way to explore a very unique area which is off the beaten paths between Granada and Cordoba: the wine region of rolling hills and breath-taking views of Montilla-Moriles.
This exciting tour is designed for curious and adventurous wine-lovers, amateurs and experts alike! Olive oil, gastronomy, and wine are part of Andalucia’s popular wisdom and with this tour, you will delve into the fascinating world of olive oil and wine.
Your first stop will be a family-run olive oil mill where you will discover the full process of olive oil making. You will enjoy a tour of the family groves and learn about the different characteristics, culinary uses and health benefits of olive oil. After a visit to the mill and the on-site museum you will watch a very interesting short video about oil production. The experience will be concluded by a tasting of two of their delicious varieties along with freshly baked bread also made by the very same family!
The second experience of the day is a visit to a local family-run boutique winery located right in the heart of the Sierra de Montilla, a stunning rural landscape with endless vineyards and rolling hills. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by a truly passionate viticulturist who will take you to the family vineyards to tell you about the history of this ancestral winery. Next, you will be guided into the wine cellar, named by the family as "Sacristia", a remarkable sacred space where their oldest wines are kept. On this educational tour, you will learn about the unique grape variety that grows exclusively in Montilla, the popular and worldwide known "Pedro Ximenez". You will also learn about the entire process and aging system of these unique dry and sweet wines, a process that is probably the oldest in Spain. The visit will end with a delicious tasting session including the 5 different varieties produced in the area: Joven, Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez dulce.
Raise your glass for a toast to a great wine experience!
Your olive oil and wine experience will be completed with a lovely pairing lunch at one of the
most emblematic taverns in town. After lunch, you will be driven to your quaint
accommodation in Córdoba, Alberca Deluxe, a small family-run guest house located in the
Evening Cordoba Orientation walk
Once checked-in, you will have some free time to yourselves, after which your tour guide will take you on a short orientation walk of Cordoba on your way to the restaurant where you will be having dinner tonight
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Cordoba - 1 night