Today we went on an excursion organised by the campsite to the only working Bodega in the area, called Bodegas Serrano. It is in the town of Pozo Estrecho near San Javier, along the coast of the Mar Menor and is run by the third generation of a family who have invested years of their lives researching and applying new techniques to their vineyard.
Since the 1990s they have overhauled their vineyards and their cellars, ultimately being rewarded with their first wine being marketed. They are absolutely passionate about what they do and they had to prove themselves to their peers in the area, as what they were doing originally went against all preconceived ideas of wine making in the area.
We had a brilliant day, as they let us sample their range of wines (we came away with six bottles) along with homemade tapas and cookies to die for! We did have some wonderful pictures (along with New Years Eve ones..) but there seems to have been a bit of a meltdown with my camera man, who seems to have deleted a few days worth of fantastic shots.
When we recover the wine from the trailer (when we get back to the UK) we’ll dig out the website address for the Bodega and put it on the blog, as it is well worth a visit.