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LA Experience - An Homage to the Humble Olive

Just outside Ronda a hugely ambitious project is taking shape, due to open later in 2018, LA Experience is set to become one of Ronda’s greatest alternative attractions. To all those with a love of organic food production, horticulture or the avant-garde…watch this space… (read more...)

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Córdoba and its mighty Mezquita

One stifling August day, like the mad English folk that we are, we set off to the ancient Moorish city of Córdoba, to see if La Mezquita, Córdoba's C8th mosque, was all it’s cracked up to be. I don’t mean to sound philistine but we have been to the Alhambra several times and it could hardly be a match for... (read more...)

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Unearthing the Organic and Biodynamic at F. Schatz

When wine production in the Serranía de Ronda had ceased entirely and the land had given way to the much needed production of cereals, pioneer Federico Schatz thought it was time to rekindle this ancient tradition and bring the vine back to the Serranía. (read more...)

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Discovering Sherry in Jerez

Where better to sample some of the world’s finest sherries than in the sherry capital itself – Jerez de la Frontera? There was only one problem – I don’t like sherry. (read more...)

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Why winter is one of the best times to visit Andalucía

Think of inland Andalucía and images of geranium-filled, white-washed villages baking in the summer heat spring to mind. But once the summer heat has faded and the autumn fiestas are over, the Serranía de Ronda offers the smart traveller a tranquil world of wild beauty, incredible culture and unforgettable gastronomy. (read more...)

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Samsara Wine Experience

Samsara offers the wine novice or aficionado something a little different. If you are looking for a wine tasting in a phenomenal location, with interesting wines and an approach that shows the deepest respect to Mother Nature then you have come to the right place.  (read more...)

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Romantic Ronda - Jewel of Andalucia

Before following the crowds to Paris, Florence or Prague, consider instead Ronda, jewel of Andalucia, one of the most romantic cities in the world. The perfect location for a honeymoon, romantic escape or Valentine’s break, Ronda is an enchanting and seductive city, small enough to feel welcoming and intimate but packed with history and culture. (read more...)

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Ronda - A Foodie's Paradise

A thriving food scene on Málaga’s coast has crept inland to work its magic on the city of Ronda, transforming the local scene and providing the city with some exceptional dining experiences. The quality of the local produce is superb and if you are in the know you can dine like royalty. (read more...)

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Wine tasting in the Serranía de Ronda - Descalzos Viejos & La Melonera - Part II

In the previous post, ‘Wine tasting in the Serranía de Ronda - Descalzos Viejos & La Melonera – Part I’, the focus was on Descalzos Viejos, a small scale producer located on the very edge of Ronda’s gorge with a very artistic philosophy. This time we will be exploring a completely different, much larger producer in a fabulous, sprawling setting... (read more...)