Andalucia is the land of good wine, which is why it is very important that if you come on holiday you mustn’t leave without getting to know our culture of wine and oil. The vines and olive trees grow in the fields of the south and are cultivated with care and love by the farmers, which produces excellent products. If you visit Conil, you’ll have the chance to experience one of the new experiences offered by Fuerte Hoteles: wine tasting at Bodega Sancha Pérez. Here you‘ll be able to find out the secrets of artisanal and ecological wine and oil production.
First, prepare your palate to discover the best of a good glass of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Albariño, not forgetting Petit Verdot and Tintilla de Rota. This last variety is native to the place that has adapted well to the environment, and which was a pillar of the economy in past centuries and was named Tina Mencida. If we delve deeper into the history, in 1804 there are written references to this wine that was born from the lands of Conil, Tarifa and Vejer.
But the quality this bodega offers is no accident, since the ecological cultivation of its raw material and the artisanal work put into making it must be emphasised. For example, the grape is harvested by hand and at night stored in 44 lb boxes so that the fruit is not damaged during transportation. It then passes to a manual selection table where the unwanted grapes are separated from the bunches so that the fermentation process can continue in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, after which the ageing cycle is completed in French oak barrels. All this results in marvellous wines you can taste on your Fuerte Experience.
But a visit to Bodega Sancha Pérez does not end there. Oil is another of its strong points. This place produces Ecological Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a balanced oil that possesses the properties and smooth, fruity taste of Arbequina. Just like the grape, the olive is picked under the best conditions in order to safeguard this product’s properties as much as possible.
The olives are picked manually and also transported in 44 lb breathable boxes to prevent unwanted fermentation. The fruit is cold pressed the same day it is picked in the field, a determining factor for the quality of the oil.
Some rustic bread with a good glug of oil is the perfect accompaniment to a leisurely afternoon of relaxation spent getting to know new gastronomic cultures. Add to this the beauty of the vineyard and olive tree fields and you have a priceless picture postcard.
As part of El Fuerte hotels’ famous programme of experiences, Conil organizes different activities each day, such as visits to the city, the ecological route, watching the sun set from the hotel’s turret, visits to the old quarter and its botanical gardens, or courses to learn how to make cocktails. It is also now possible to take part in wine and olive oil tastings that will make all your senses tingle.
There is definitely no better trip that this one, where you can immerse yourself in the destination you’re visiting and share your day with the locals. This is why the hotel offers you this exceptional opportunity to learn first-hand about the place you are visiting. Furthermore, you’ll be entertained by the evening shows it offers several nights a week. Andalucian gastronomy plays a fundamental role in the hotel, where fish, paellas and other local dishes are the protagonists.
Fuerte Conil – Costa Luz
This beautiful hotel complex made up of Fuerte Conil and Fuerte Costa Luz is located on Fontanilla Beach, a spectacular landscape with one of the best sunsets in Andalucia. It is precisely its Andalucian air that gives a native touch to the establishment that has all the elements of comfort: four outdoor pools, a jacuzzi, solarium, tennis court, fully equipped spa (with sauna, hydromassage bathtub, hydrotherapy circuit, treatments and massages), as well as a gymnasium.
Here you’ll also be able to get your hair done, since it is proud to be one of the few hotels with a hair and beauty salon. Its 469 rooms are spacious and equipped with air conditioning, a balcony, light coloured decor, free wifi, satellite TV and a bathroom with a hairdryer.
This complex is the best option if you decide to visit the Province of Cádiz.
Conil de la Frontera is a little town in the Province of Cádiz, which positions itself as one of the most attractive destinations in southern Spain. In essence a seaside town, its fine sandy beaches are an attraction for all those who decide to visit this place. Conil boasts amazing sunsets and has unrivalled gastronomy based, above all, on fish dishes. The warmth of its people is another of the attractions that take tourists’ breath away as they immerse themselves in its neighbourhoods and become a part of this Cadiz family while on holiday.
If you are thinking about travelling, don’t forget to put Conil in your diary and, above all, remember to stay in the best hotel, Fuerte Conil – Costa Luz. This is a place for resting and at the same time enjoying all the opportunities the locality offers, including the Fuerte Experience that allows you to get to know the essence of this seaside town close up. Don’t forget your camera so you can immortalise each memory this passionate getaway will leave you with.