Heading south from Córdoba toward Málaga, you'll pass through hills ablaze with sunflowers in early summer before you reach the vineyards of the Montilla-Moriles D.O. Every fall, 47,000 acres' worth of Pedro Ximénez grapes are crushed here to produce the region's rich Montilla wines, which are similar to sherry. Montilla-Moriles has also developed a young white wine similar to Portugal's Vinho Verde.
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