Worth getting out of bed for
The hotel can arrange a staggering array of activities with local experts: tours of local bodegas; wine tasting; bike tours; bird watching in Doñana National Park; guided walks in the Grazalema Natural Park; half-day cookery classes with a published chef; excursions to the Sierra de Aracena; tapas tours; private city guides; photography courses; sailing trips; game fishing; kite surfing; surfing; tickets to equestrian ballet; visits to a stud farm; countryside treks.
Up in the mountains, Mesón el Tabanco in the village of El Bosque (+34 956 716 081) does excellent game dishes in a rustic setting. Egaña Oriza on Calle San Fernando in Seville (+34 954 227 211) is one of the city’s finest restaurants, serving Andalucian and Basque cuisine. Also in Jerez, La Tasca on Calle Paraíso (+34 956 31 03 40) has delicious fish and shellfish. The stew is particularly good.
Bar Juanito on Pescadería Vieja in Jerez (+34 956 334 838) is one of the city’s best tapas bars, with more than 50 dishes.
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Smith extra at Hacienda de San Rafael
A picnic, a visit to the Bodegas Gonzalez Byass, olive oil produced at the hacienda and, for guests staying in a casita, a bottle of house champagne