Montilla Travel Guide
The city of Montilla is to be found in the southern part of the Cordoba province in conjunction with the N321 road, around 44 kilometers away from the city of Cordoba . Covering over 160,000 square kilometers, there are approximately less than 30,000 Montillanos currently dwelling in Montilla.
When Spanish people mention the word Montilla , either the image of wine or the reflection of vast vineyards come to mind. Montilla happens to be the hub of the best wines in the country, and the whole world for that matter.
The town is mostly comprised of enormous grape plantations, alternating with olive agricultural estates. It is no wonder that this place has a wine that is named after it. Montilla, the dry white wine, is made from Pedro Ximenez grapes, and processed using the solera method, just like the procedure used for manufacturing sherry. It is also dubbed as Amontillado in other places. Needless to say, there are several wine cellars in this town which have become well-visited destinations for tourists in the recent years. Other noteworthy wines of this town are the Finos , the Palo Cortados, the Olorosos , the Rayas and the Pedro Ximenez.
Throughout the year, the sunny weather is always visible, although it can be really blazing hot during mid-day of the months July and August. The highest temperature during the daytime may reach 40 and 18 at night. The month of May is said to be the best time to visit Cordoba , when the climate is just at its equilibrium, not to mention that there are a great quantity of Cordoba festivals at this time.
The winter season commencing on October lends a passive atmosphere. Slight raindrops usually start to drizzle at the latter part of the day, although not always. The evenings constantly bring a semi-arctic atmosphere. During the day, the highest temperature is 20 and 10 during the night.