As you may know if you read what we write here or keep up with us on social media and all that, my sister and brother-in-law came to visit us for a week here in Seville, Spain.
We managed to get into all kinds of fun experiences, but one of the top things that we had to do was take them to a bodega. And, since we have a friend whose dad has his very own, it was the perfect place to fawn over wine with them and have a down-to-earth experience.
You may also know that we already wrote about visiting this bodega last year. You can read that right here for a full rundown of the whole operation. This is more of a recap/revisit, as I want to share some updated pictures from the bodega and vineyards.
Trebujena is a village just an hour or so south of Seville, in Cádiz province.
Here, Papa Pepe makes various types of wine in his own bodega. He has a vineyard as well, which is just a hop, skip, and a jump outside of town.
Papa Pepe was joyous as always, and we all had a great time with him explaining the different types of wines and sherries he makes. And of course, trying them all.
Heidi loves wine, rightly so!
We also headed out to the vineyard, where it’s the off-season and there isn’t much going on outside of workers preparing for the vines to come back to life and give another bountiful array of grapes.
Even during the off-season, it makes for a great lesson in wine-making, as well as some killer views of the surrounding landscape.
As is the case down in this region, there are also various fruit trees around, and Papa Pepe didn’t hesitate to start picking lemons and stock us up with way more than enough to open a lemonade stand.
It’s always nice to be in a place where flowers and fruit grow in the middle of January. Hurray! Little things like this reinforce our lives as Professional Winter Avoiders™, even though it was rather chilly for my taste on this particular day.
As the fields here are not too far from the Guadalquivir River – where it makes its way down from Seville to empty into the Mediterranean Sea near Sanlúcar – we also went over to watch the sun set from a little pier. It’s a killer place to watch the day end.
And that’s it! You can read way more right here in our original post about Trebujena, the bodega, the wine, and the process behind Papa Pepe’s delicious libations.
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