Our first involvement with Vinoble started back in January and February of 2018 ( we shared with you here) when we wrote “An Introduction to D.O. Montilla-Moriles Wines” for the official Vinoble website.
On this trip, we spent two nights in Sevilla then headed to Jerez de la Frontera for five nights to experience Vinoble for the first time.
The International Wine Fair, Vinoble, provided us with many highlights, including two tastings which we will write about seperately.
Initially we spent most of our time in the D.O.P. Montilla-Moriles pavillion catching up with our many friends from the region. An added bonus of meeting up with our very dear friend from Portland, Oregon Seana aka @SherrySips, who we had met in person for the first time in September 2016. We also met a couple of online friends for the first time in Paula aka@soleraviejaand Guilermo aka @guillermomdv.
Laura and Seana
Laura and Paula
Erik and Guillermo share a glass of the Fernando de Castilla Antique Amontillado
There was so much going on and we are going to try and summarise the many highlights in the following gallery featuring the people we met and some of the wines we tried.
From the D.O.P Montilla-Moriles Pavillion
Esperanza and Borja owners of La Casa del Jerez
Fabulous 1955 Oloroso from Perez Barquero
With Juan Marquez, Perez Barquero Group’s Winemaker
Pilar Bujalance, Marketing Director of Bodegas Toro Albala
The whole Amanecer range from Bodegas Aurora
An old favourite Bodegas Robles Sleccion de Oro 1927 Pedro Ximenez – Stunning
Toro Albala 1964 Marques de Poley Palo Cortado
Toro Albala Don PX Convento Seleccion 1931
Gracia Hermanos Fino
Toro Albala Electrico Fino en Rama
Rocio Marquez, winemaker of Bodegas Robles
With the Bodegas Robles team
With Juan Rafael Portero, President of Bodegas La Aurora
Bodegas Aurora Amanecer Fino
Solera Fina Maria del Valle Fino en Rama
Bodegas Aurora Amanecer Vino Joven
With Jose Ignacio, one of our lecturers for our Montilla-Moriles Technical Specialist course
L-R Bernado Lucena winemaker of Bodegas Alvear, Montilla, Maria Alvear, Export Manager and Miguel Cruz Marqués of Bodegas Lagar Blanco, Montilla
We are looking forward to Vinoble Jerez 2020. It is a great opportunity to taste the wines of Andalucia and beyond in a spectacular setting, the Alcazar of Jerez.
https://www.montillamorileswines.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/IMG_20180719_191157-0.jpg12001600Laura & Erik BurgessLaura & Erik Burgess2019-02-21 22:32:482020-05-27 17:52:00Vinoble Jerez - 3rd to 5th June 2018