Category: News

Lucky Visit Number 7 – Day 6, Friday September 8th

So Day 6 is Laura’s birthday. What special treats do we have in store? Well after breakfast we headed to Envidarte, home to the offices of the Consejo Regulador of Montilla-Moriles and the Ruta del Vino de Montilla-Moriles to meet Alfonso Fernandez, who is a specialist in the regional Olive Oils. It was also the venue where the Technical Specialists course… Read more →

Lucky Visit Number 7 – Day 4, Wednesday September 6th (Part 2)

Part one of Day 4 saw us visiting Gracia Hermanos in the morning with Rafael Delgado here and catching up with Adela.   So Part 2 follows:   Not having anything else planned we decided to drive out to Montalbán de Córdoba to look at the pasera we first witnessed during our Technical Specialist course in September 2016.   Our article about this 1st… Read more →

The 12 Days of PXmas – Day Eleven

Day 11 of the 12 Days of PXmas sees us looking back at 2 of what were many highlights from 2017. As we come to the close of our festivities here in Scotland for the season, we would like to share two of the many celebrations that we have had with our friends in Montilla-Moriles last year.  People, culture, history and wine… Read more →

The 12 Days of PXmas – Day One

On the first day of PXmas we’d love to share with you a hidden gem of the wine world, Montilla-Moriles in the heart of Andalucia.   A region of spectacular wines and gastronomy, history, culture and best of all wonderful people. Alberto and Rafa embraced us, two strangers, and first introduced us to the delights and gems of this region in… Read more →

The 2017 Harvest to Start in D.O.P. Montilla-Moriles

Official Press Release The 2017 Harvest to start in the D.O.P. Montilla-Moriles. Montilla, 18 July 2017. Tomorrow morning sees the start of the harvest of grapes covered by the Denomination of Origin Montilla-Moriles. This is the earliest record of the grape harvest starting in the area. The first grapes of the white varieties grown for young wines without ageing, the… Read more →

It’s Official We Are Certified

Our return to Montilla on the 4th September 2016 was with mixed emotions. We love returning there but this time it had added anticipation, unknown expectations and a little trepidation. During our visit earlier this year in May when we visited the Consejo Regulador and met with Director Enrique Garrido Giménez and Technical Auditor Miguel Villa, they encouraged us to attend… Read more →

The 2016 Harvest to commence in the D.O. Montilla-Moriles August 2nd

  This evening sees the start of the harvest in the Denominación de Origen Montilla-Moriles, traditionally the 1st in Europe. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo and Moscatel will be the first varieties harvested which will produce the first musts of 2016. These are followed by the red varieties with the native Pedro Ximenez variety the last harvested. Early indications are that the yield… Read more →