Bodega Gonzalez Byass in Jerez

Bodegas and distilleries: The route of sherry and brandy

The south of Andalusia, the triangle between Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Rota and Jerez, is home to two of Spain's most famous products: sherry and brandy. For centuries, wine has been grown here, on more than 7000 hectares, and processed in the cellars.
Along the route of the same name, which passes countless bodegas, you can find out about the process. For example at the Bodega Gonzalez Byass in Jerez de la Frontera. Once there, you can also visit the Spanish Riding School. Or you can enjoy an authentic flamenco performance. There are also natural beauties like the Laguna de Medina to admire.

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Brewer meets winegrower: The South Styrian Wine Route

Vines as far as the eye can see. In between, fields of pumpkin that glow orange in autumn - or apple trees in a row: The South Styrian Wine Route leads through a cultural landscape that is worth a visit at any time of the year - you can walk through it, explore it comfortably by bike or Segway.
Along the route, the winegrowers invite you to visit their cellars - and depending on the season, there are various events such as herb walks, wine festivals or artists' markets. A speciality of the region is the cultivation of hops: a very special vintage pilsner is brewed from it. 

Bright red and sugar sweet: The strawberry route of Plougastel

There is no doubt among Bretons that the best strawberries in Europe grow in Plougastel. The clay and slate rich soil south of Brest, the mild rainy climate is ideal for growing them. The inhabitants of the region dedicate a museum to their premium product - and a strawberry route.
While the museum tells the story of the strawberry of Brittany, originally from Chile, visitors can taste the fruits, visit production facilities or try specialities such as strawberry liqueur on the tourist route - from March to November. Monasteries, churches and abbeys can also be admired.