CHICLANA DE LA
FRONTERA: GASTRONOMY AND WINES
Wines from Chiclana are the best example of the gastronomic culture in the city.
has a large viticultural tradition. The wine from Chiclana was one of
large production inside the area known as “Marco de Jerez”. Although
the production has lately gone down, in the wine cellars dry and sweet
wines ( “finos” and “moscateles”) of high quality are still
elaborated. The wines are elaborated with processes that are meticulous
and traditional. The visit to one of the wine cellars and the tasting of
different wines of the land could be a great experience for the visitor.,
who will discover that Chiclana, besides the good weather, sun and sea,
offers also wines of exceptional quality.
the local cooking, it follows the line of the traditional Andalusian
The most typical dish is the “Berza Chiclanera”. The fish and
the seafood are bred in artificial estuaries and fish-hatcheries that
compose its marshes.
The king-prawn from Chiclana is very unknown. Its caliber is
somewhat smaller than what is normal but its flesh is very tasteful. It
is the ideal complement for one of the wines from the land.
We have to point out also the pork sausages from Chiclana, above
all the “butifarra” and the “longaniza”, and the
Pastrymaking and confectionary in Chiclana has a deserved fame in the
area. Worth mentioning are the almond tarts made in the Convent of
Madres Agustinas Recoletas.
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