During our weekend getaway to the south of Seville, the main focus for us was a visit to our friend’s family bodega and vineyard in the village of Trebujena. Even though we had a great time in Cádiz and Sanlúcar, this trip was really all about the friends and the wine. As we do.
It just so happens that the father of our pal, Pepe, has a pretty sweet setup about an hour south of Seville.
In town, there’s a bodega where he makes oodles of delicious types of wine, from reds to sherries and more.
This is a family setup, so unless you fashion yourself someone special enough to get in on the good stuff, you can’t find it anywhere. So, that makes us special, right? Right?
Outside of town, Papa Pepe also has a vineyard where he grows all of his product.
It doesn’t really get any more authentic than this: Grow your own grapes, harvest them, turn them into wine, give it to your friends.
This is something we fortunately witnessed in droves while we were in Montenegro, and it was nice to experience it with our friends from Seville as well. Different culture, different people, same basic love of the good life. And who can resist that?
As Papa Pepe is a jolly fellow who is the epitome of living the best in life, he prepared a spread of all the seafood and extras we bought at the market in Sanlúcar.
And then we sat. For hours. Talking. Laughing. Drinking. Eating.
I don’t have much else to say about that, other than we’re very fortunate to know such wonderful people. That, and the wine was damn good.
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