by Anna Ramirez
If you happen to include Spain in your future travel itinerary, a visit to the Bodega La Tapería Fundador Restaurant at Jerez de la Frontera in Southern Spain will definitely give you an exceptional vacation experience you can never forget.
Last September, Bodega La Tapería Fundador Restaurant celebrated its fourth anniversary after successfully pioneering the concept of dining within a winery in Jerez. The restaurant is located within the Guadalupe cellar, which was historically rebuilt at the beginning of the 19th century by Bodegas Fundador.
Even more interesting was the fact that Bodegas Fundador actually built the restaurant upon the remains of the old San Ildefonso Church, a structure that dates back to the 15th century and hailed as one of the first religious buildings in the Jerez historic districts.
A ‘hidden’ landmark with a valuable heritage
One of the fundamental criteria in the design of the restaurant was to respect the original architecture of the building. Integrating simple, straightforward lines and incorporating adequate lighting, where the minimalist environment blended perfectly with the abundant greenery, created a fresh and modern atmosphere within the traditional architecture of the winery.
La Tapería offers Bodegas Fundador tourists a culinary experience like no other to complete their visit by offering a space to enjoy excellent cuisine paired with the Bodegas’ Sherries and brandies. The modern, avant-garde restaurant also offers new ways to enjoy Fundador’s extraordinary creations as a way to keep its usual customers excited while attracting new, more daring and contemporary visitors as well.
This approach is in line with Bodegas Fundador’s efforts to promote the allure of the Historic District of Jerez, and eventually establish an exciting dining scene to attract local folks and global visitors alike to this hidden landmark housed within a long-forgotten location.
Wine and dine to your heart’s content
What really sets La Tapería apart from other restaurants is that it offers exceptional regional cuisine, made from high-quality ingredients and local produce, paired with equally outstanding in-house Sherries and spirits from Bodegas Fundador. The restaurant’s drinks menu consists of Bodegas Fundador’s entire brand of products, including a unique range of cocktails and combinations for all types of customers.
La Tapería aims to provide an excellent dining and drinking experience within a unique space and a historically attractive city. This has been made all the more accessible with the reopening of the Old Calle San Ildefonso last year that connects the Bodegas Fundador Visitor Center to the restaurant.
Four years since it opened, La Tapería Fundador has now become a staple attraction in Jerez and a delightful stop for all the tourists who visit and adore the city. With a commitment to taking all the necessary safety and security precautions in the new normal, La Tapería continues to engage visitors from various parts of the world by embodying Bodegas Fundador’s identity as an innovator and a benchmark in the global spirits business.