The World’s First Sherry Hotel Opens In Spain

A hotel dedicated to Sherry has opened in the town where the wine originated from.

Jerez de la Frontera, commonly known as Jerez, is a city in Andalusia in southern Spain. The town is famous for flamenco dancing and the production of its eponymous fortified wine.

For a wine to be called sherry, it can technically only be made in one place, namely the area that lies between Jerez de la Frontera to the east, Sanlúcar de Barrameda to the west, and Puerto de Santa María to the south, the so-called Sherry Triangle.

Hotel Bodega Tío Pepe is the world’s first Sherry Hotel. The 27-room hotel boasts an impressive top-floor terrace, with sweeping views across the rooftops of the old town and the dramatic Baroque cathedral and Moorish alcázar, as well as a pool and solarium.

Fifth-generation sherry maker González Byass is the owner of the hotel and his passion for the fortified-wine can be seen in almost every element of the place.

In Hotel Bodega Tío Pepe’s Sala La Reservada breakfast space, Restaurante Gran Bodega, and Restaurante Villa Ricardo, guests can enjoy a selection of dishes based on quality local produce and paired with González Byass’ sherry.

The hotel also boosts two bars, where guests can sip on a range of sherry-based signature cocktails.