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Culture and Heritage

Almonte Wine Museum

The wine sector is one of the most deeply rooted sectors in Almonte; Expert visitors and fans of the world of wine are not only satisfied with uncorking and enjoying a good wine to celebrate an important event or to expand the flavors of good cuisine, but they also like to go one step further and delve into this millenary crop, know the varieties grown in a region and the climate or soil conditions that then define the organoleptic characteristics (aroma, color, flavor) of the wines. Wine culture, wine architecture, and wine landscape and wine itself come together in a proposal that seeks to convey the essence of artisanal production in the heart of Doñana. Thus, the visitor can delve into the aromas, colors and textures of some of the best wines in the County of Huelva at the Almonte Wine Museum.

Located on a winery complex dating from the end of the 19th century, the Wine Museum has become one of the most emblematic buildings in Almonte, where throughout its more than 1000m2 you can see, touch, feel, smell this long wine tradition; a space for promotion, dissemination and knowledge about the history and production of Almonte wines. The Museum proposes an organized itinerary in different thematic areas, dedicated to showing the various aspects that are part of the culture of wine. An educational and interactive journey to the essence of wine in a space that enhances our senses.

The smell of must that permeates the whole complex, evocative images that take us to the old winery, the aromas that our wines give off or the possibility of tasting them as part of the visit, are just some of the attractions that the museum offers.

The Wine Museum welcomes its visitors in a central courtyard where carts and animals loaded with freshly cut vines entered the field. A spectacular scenographic setting transports the visitor to the old winery where, through a series of original pieces, such as concrete vats where wine was formerly kept, the first works in winemaking are shown: how the grapes were trodden and the press with which the first must was extracted. A cellar with barrels made of American oak wood shows us the place where the mothers that gave body and character to the new wines were stored.

The visit will also show the process of vine cultivation throughout the four seasons of the year and the protagonist of our vineyards, the Zalema grape. The color of the grape and the maceration time will determine the shades of the Almonte wines, which in turn will emanate different aromas: bitter orange, liquorice, vanilla and more, thus giving different wine productions. All this will be enjoyed by the visitor through tastings, audiovisuals and interactive systems. Without a doubt, a pleasure for the senses. All this will be enjoyed by the visitor through tastings, audiovisuals and interactive systems.

Without a doubt, a pleasure for the senses.

Location
Almonte, Andalucía, Spain
Situation
Inside a winery complex from the late 19th century, recently rehabilitated.
Telephone contact
959 451 028
How to arrive

From the A49 highway, take the A-483 road until exit 11 towards A-484 towards Almonte, Centro Urbano, Rociana. At the roundabout, we take the fourth exit below the road. We turn right and continue straight towards Avenida de la Juventud. At the roundabout, we take the first exit and continue along Avenida de la Juventud to the Museum.

Villa Museum

The Museum of Uses and Customs of the Villa de Almonte is located in an old oil mill from the 18th century, known as Molino de Cepeda and shows aspects of the traditional culture of the municipality, highlighting the link between Almonte and the Doñana National Park. Photographs, images, replicas of architecture, models, all integrated in a building that still maintains the original machinery of the mill that once was, as well as the pits and jars where the oil was stored.

Distributed in different spaces, the Historical Museum of Villa helps the visitor to know more clearly the history of its rich cultural and natural heritage: settlements, architecture, nature, religion, economy, customs… all the elements that make up the inherited idiosyncrasy of a diverse people and landscapes. You can also see in this popular museum more than 100 votive offerings that the faithful have donated to La Virgin as a sign of gratitude for a favor received.

Learn more about the Villa Museum

Location
Almonte, Andalucía, Spain
Situation
In an old oil mill, it shows aspects of the municipality's traditional culture
Opening hours:
temporarily closed
How to arrive

From the A49 highway, take the A-483 road until exit 13. At the roundabout take the second exit towards the A474. Continue straight until you reach Padre José Antonio Rodríguez Bejerano Street. Turn left, at the first exit of the roundabout. Continue straight on El Cerro Street and turn left onto Sebastián Conde Street.