Jerez de la Frontera is a municipality in southwestern Spain in the province of Cadiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is the largest in the province and fifth largest in Andalusia and has become the transportation and communication hub of the province. Jerez is known for sherry wine. It has been a centre of viniculture since wine making was introduced to Spain by the Phoenicians in 1100 BC. The city has many wineries most of which are of British origin. The economy of Jerez has traditionally been centered on the wine industry with exports of sherry worldwide. Since 1987 the Grand Prix motorcycle racing has been held at the Circuito de Jerez in early May. Other popular festivals in the city are Feria de Jerez also known as Horse Fair or the Holy Week in Jerez. The city’s strong identity as a center for wine, flamenco, and horses, its popular festivals, MotoGP hosting and its historical heritage have contributed to the successful promotion of tourism.
The nearest airport is Jerez Airport.