Our top 10 restaurants in and around Ronda, Spain

Our top 10 restaurants in and around Ronda, Spain

With its roots entwined with the Roman and Moorish cultures, the cuisine in Andalucía is rich and varied. Olive oil, jamón serrano and fresh, local produce form the staples, all presented in a variety of deliciously different dishes. A glass of locally-produced wine, a tinto de verano or a beer make the perfect accompaniment to your taste of Spain. Here are our ten favourite restaurants for enjoying during your stay at La Cazalla.

Private chef now available at luxury villa rental La Cazalla de Ronda

Private chef now available at luxury villa rental La Cazalla de Ronda

We are delighted to have procured the services of a private chef for La Cazalla. Martin Abramzon will come to the house and prepare a delicious meal for you to enjoy from the terrace, accompanied by our amazing view and the songs of the birds.

Top ten wineries to visit in Ronda, Spain

Top ten wineries to visit in Ronda, Spain

Ronda is growing in popularity as a destination for wine tourism, with organised tours available from a multitude of operators, so here our our top ten wineries you can easily visit within just a short distance from your base at our luxury villa La Cazalla.

Olive harvest at La Cazalla de Ronda 2016

November is harvest time at La Cazalla, including our home-grown pears, persimmons, quince and olives. It's pretty hard work to gather the olives, as we must lay out the nets under the trees and then either 'stroke' them from the lower branches or use poles to strike them off the upper levels. Plenty of tea and snacks are required to keep us all going!

Once harvested, we have a maximum of four days within which to take our olives to the mill. They are weighed and poured into a grate to commence their transformation into our single-estate organic extra virgin olive oil. Leaves and twigs are removed and the olives are cleaned and filtered into oil.

Whilst at the mill we learned that our harvest this year was not the only one locally that had not produced as many olives as last year, with many estates in Spain and Italy producing only a third of their usual yield. Despite the predicted rise in the price of olive oil, we will still be giving every family/group that stays with us a free bottle of our organic extra virgin oil in their welcome basket. Our local friends tell us it's delicious, so book your stay early to avoid missing out!