Andalucia is located in the sunbaked southwest of Spain. Winemaking has been a part of Andalusia for centuries and contributes to the high quality of Andalusian wines. It was the Greeks who first brought winemaking to Andalusia and since then this beautiful corner of the Mediterranean has been home to the Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, Moors and Christians; who have all shaped its culture.The topography, geology and climate of Andalusia are ideal for the cultivation of vines. The Mediterranean climate with all its different microclimates, the mild average temperatures, the lack of frosts and hailstorms, and the long hours of sunshine, combined with the contrasting altitudes and winemaking talent all help to create wines of exceptional quality, with a wide variety of types and characteristics.Home to six fabulous DO’s (Denominación de Origin); DO Condado de Huelva; DO Montilla-Moriles ; DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry ; DO Manzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda ;DO Málaga ;DO Sierras de Málaga.DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry & DO Manzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda both produce one of the most famous wines in the world, sherry. Ever since Sir Francis Drake ransacked the port of Cádiz in 1587 and made off with 3,000 barrels of Sherry, the British have been addicted to the stuff. From bone dry and crystal clear Fino to dark and teeth achingly sweet Pedro Ximenez, there is a style to suit all tastes and pretty much any dish.