We decided to go for a tour at Gonzalez Byass winery. This is one of Spains most known sherry bodegas. I was here about 4 years ago, but as I have forgotten most of the facts, it was very nice to take the tour again. This is a really nice tour if you wanna know more about the history of sherry and Tio Peppe.
Its origins can be traced to 1835 when it was founded by Manuel María González Angel, who was subsequently joined by his English agent, Robert Blake Byass. Thats why the companys name is 'González Byass '
We obviously needed to pose next to our flags, and yeah... I don't really take serious pictures.
This is actually a very interesting fact, the 'house' that this pictures is taken in, is designed by Gustave Eiffel. He also designed the train station in Jerez.
This picture is just too funny, haha! SMILE!
Chloë acts like Tio Peppe!
Not windy at all!
This is a picture from the office from the funder of González Byass. He was only 23 years old when he started the company.
After his death, nobody has been allowed to touch his office.
Some celebs have also been here.
The first draft of the logo of Tio Peppe.
looking at celebs.
We ended the tour with some wine tasting. I really LOVE sherry.
After the tour, me, Chloë and Luis had lunch and then enjoyed a walk in the city centre.
At 18:00 we had an appointment at an Arabic bath. AMAZING! Have you ever been? You start with a 'normal' heated bath, then you go to a warm bath and finish with a very, very cold bath. After that, you start over again and doing this for about 1,5 hours. In the end, they serve you a nice Arabic tea.
I truly love Arabic baths. The place we went to is called hammam andalusi and you can find their website by clicking here.
Hot and cold baths have been used for centuries and some of the benefits they bring include: increased energy, increased circulation, detoxification, and the clearing of negative energy.
I actually do this everytime I shower. After a really hot shower, I finish off with some cold water. Makes you feel fresh and energetic and funny enough, it helps me not feeling cold after I leave the shower.