Jerez; European Capital of Wine 2014

Congratulations Jerez de la Frontera!

It has just been released that the new Capital of Wine in Europe is the beautiful city of Jerez de la Frontera, which is located just a 10 minute train ride away from El Puerto de Santa María! We would like to dedicate this blog post to congratulate Jerez on this fantastic award! Jerez is a stunning city with so many cultural activities to enjoy there. With its phenomenal buildings and amazing bars and restaurants, it’s the perfect place to taste the wine the city is now renowned for.

Check out this promotion video for Jerez’s Wine industry. It beautifully shows some of the history in Jerez and much much more!

The word “Sherry” is an anglicisation of Xeres (Jerez) and are both derived by Jerez de la Fronteras name in the moorish period; Sherrish. Sherry was previously known as sack, from the Spanish saca, meaning “extraction” from the solera. In Europe, “Sherry” is protected by Spanish law, all wine labelled as “Sherry” must legally come from the Sherry Triangle, an area in the province of Cádiz between Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and us here at Spark in El Puerto de Santa María. Therefore this award is not only a great success for Jerez, but also for El Puerto de Santa Maria!

Jerez is one of main airports that we link with in El Puerto de Santa María. We offer free transfers to and from Jerez airport.

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