Bodegas El Gato – Rota
During a visit to the winery El Gato you will get to know the different traditions and customs of Rota. In this fishing village, there are a variety of wines that are produced from the small Tintilla grape. The result is an perfect dessert wine, although you can enjoy it as an aperitif.
Since 1957, Juan Martín Martínez Niño “El Gato” produces wine with his family. Here they take care of every detail, from the vineyard to bottling. In the wine cellar you will find selected wines such as Moscatel, Cream, Pedro Ximenez, Oloroso and Tintilla Rota, which are marketed under the brands “The Mayeto and J. Martinez“.
During the tour in the winery you will see an old and rudimentary bottling plant, which still works. The tour goes through a small laboratory, a wine cellar where the most wine barrels are stored or aging and finally to an almost sacred place of the winery, “La Sacristía“, where the oldest and most valuable wines of the house are stored.
You can also attend events, theater visits (Role Playing) and wine tastings that take place regularly in the winery.
Make even a small stop in the adjoining pub where you can combine home-cooked food and a daily set menu with the fine wines of the house.
If you come to Rota, you have to discover the winery Bodegas El Gato.