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montilla vineyard worker
Harvesting grapes in Montilla

Excepting for true wine aficionados - who recognize these regional wines for their authentic history and character - Montilla may be one of Spain's best kept secrets.

Often overshadowed by the nearby Sherry region in Andalucia, it was in Montilla that “amontillado" (meaning “in the style of Montilla”) was first invented with a technique for drying grapes in the hot sun, which resulted in rich, intensely sweet dessert wines.

For those in the know, Montilla remains the place to seek out the "real thing" at bargain prices, as opposed to those offered by their more famous neighbors next door.

also see -> Ribera del Duero | Rioja Wineries

More information about Montilla wines around the Web:

Montilla-Moriles - Wikipedia
- Excellent overview of the wine growing region with information on its geography and history with related photos, references and resources.

The Village of Montilla - Compact travel guide with highlights to see and things to do, including suggested winery visits, area attractions, and related resources.

Fortified Wines - Into Wine - Nicely done illustrated tour beginning with the history and production methods of Montilla wines, plus surf around the rest of the site for more on Port, Sherry and Madiera.

Wines from Montilla-Moriles - Shopping directory for where to find it and buy it online in wine stores throughout the U.S. and U.K.


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