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