Due to being very busy I haven’t posted anything since 10th May. Anyway, part of last week was spent with some clients who have been with me before. I spent 4 days with them doing a number of different tours. We did my half-day tour olive oil tour last Tuesday (14th May) and in the photo below you can now see the olives forming.

In the second photo the group is about to start tasting olive oil.

On the evening of the 14th we did a tapas tour but I didn’t take my camera along so no photos. The following day we visited two wineries in Jerez before going for lunch at a great seafood restaurant in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. In the photo below the group have just been tasting some brandy directly from the cask. This was after tasting a range of exceptional sherries.

After our fabulous lunch we watched the “hermandades” or brotherhoods who were crossing or about to cross the estuary of the Guadalquivir river  on their way to El Rocio, a town where the revered Virigin of El Rocio is taken out on procession on the morning of Pentecostal Monday. Up to 1 million people come to the town for this celebration!

On the 16th May we did a wine tour to the Ronda area stopping at some white towns on the way. I didn’t get round to taking any photos but we had a fantastic lunch at the winery.

The next day we went to the Sierra of Aracena and spent around 4 hours on an organic Iberian pig farm where, as well as spending two hours touring the farm, we had lunch. This was a great experience which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Apart from the wine everything we had for lunch was from the farm. In the second photo below I make a guest appearance!

Patrick, one of the members of the group, has left some comments about the tours on Tripadvisor which you can link to here.