Aracena Ham Fair & Countryside Lunch Day Trip (Limited Dates!)
Join us on our annual expedition into the beautiful region of Huelva, home to Spain’s iconic oak tree pastures and the annual Aracena Ham Fair! On this day trip to the ham fair, we’ll dive deep into the fascinating world of Spain’s prized Iberian acorn-fed ham from farm to table. After attending the festivities of the fair, you’ll enjoy an authentic country lunch at a family-run dehesa. This is the perfect day trip from Seville for ham lovers and explorers looking to escape the city.
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Kick off the day by meeting your expert guide and boarding private transport to Aracena. En route, you’ll get a quick lesson in the history of the region and Spain’s centuries-old ham and charcuterie tradition.
Our first stop is the annual Ham Fair in Aracena where we’ll tour the food stalls and learn about the importance of these local events for small-scale, independent and family-run businesses. Afterwards, enjoy a plate of perfectly carved Iberian acorn-fed ham, and wash it down with your choice of an ice-cold beer, wine or soft drink.
Next, it’s back to the bus for a short ride into the countryside. Our destination is a family-run dehesa, Huelva’s quintessential oak tree pastures where cherished Iberian pigs roam free. We’ll meet the family who lives on the farm, and then walk through shady pasture lands to see where pigs, goats and chickens are raised.
Then it’s off to the family bodega to learn more about their 100% ecological curing process, a tradition that’s over 1,000 years old! You’ll also get a crash course in ham appellation and learn how to distinguish different ham varieties.
Top off your dehesa tour with an authentic farm-to-table lunch, highlighting seasonal produce and charcuterie straight from the curing house! This 3-course meal also includes a selection of local ecological wines, coffee and dessert.
At the end of the day, you’ll be chauffeured back to the meeting point in Seville, having enjoyed a delicious experience in the beautiful Spanish countryside.
And as with all Devour Seville experiences, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Seville guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Seville like a local!
Join us for a wine-lover’s day out in the beautiful region of Jerez, home of Spain’s iconic sherry wine. Across two separate wineries we’ll introduce you to the traditional and the modern of winemaking in the region. We will explore the complex world of sherry as well as the amazing whites, reds and roses being produced in the area in this all-encompassing, thirst quenching day trip experience. And what’s more, you’ll also enjoy a tapas lunch in one of the most well-loved taverns in Jerez. This is a dream day trip for wine experts and curious beginners alike.
Kick off the day by meeting your local guide and boarding your private transport to begin your day trip adventure. En route to Jerez, you’ll get a grounding in the history of Jerez and winemaking in the region from your expert guide. Our first winery is located down narrow dirt tracks in the outskirts of Jerez. We’ll tour this spectacularly beautiful winery, visting an underground cellar and ecological vineyards, before trying some of its stand-out vinos paired with charcuterie and cheese.
Having whet our appetite, we’ll head into the city and embark on a cultural stroll through the beautiful city center, passing by some of the city’s iconic monuments and experiencing the unique atmosphere at the city’s lively food market as your guide points out some local specialities.
Then for lunch, we’ll sit down to tapas in one of the city’s most iconic taverns off the beaten track in the city center, where you will enjoy local wine paired with a delicious selection of tapas, discovering the incredible local cuisine with each bite.
After lunch, it’s time for our second winery of the day – one of the city’s most emblematic sherry bodegas. We’ll see the unique way sherry wine is produced and what makes it so special to this region. Armed with our sherry knowledge, it’s time for a tasting! Sample a selection of the bodegas finest sherry wines with tips on how best to pair each unique drink.
At the end of the day, you’ll be chauffeured back to our meeting point in Seville, having enjoyed a delicious, relaxing and enlightening wine trip experience.
As always with Devour Seville tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Seville mini guide, packed with all of our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay! And you’ll also get our special wine guide full of extra information about Spanish wines, so that you can continue the love affair back home!
The beautiful scenery, food and, of course, wine of Jerez are calling your name… don’t miss out!