With its distinctive wines, regional gastronomy and unique visitor attractions, Jumilla has plenty to offer wine tourists. Andrew Black rounds up the highlights and recommends white, rosé and sweet wines to try.
As would-be travellers to Spain look forward to the post-Covid era, you may decide to shun the throngs of tourists on the coast and in the big cities. If it’s good wine, fine food and culture you’re looking for, the Jumilla region in southeast Spain offers a decidedly more tranquil option.
While the area is surging ahead with its quality aged red wines, there’s also a wide choice of rosé and white wines, as well as young vibrant fruity reds, to refresh the palate on a hot summer’s day, together with numerous restaurants offering local specialities to pair with them.