Gifts for guests at our luxury villa rental in Ronda, South Spain

La Cazalla is such a fertile estate that fruits, vegetables, nuts and wild flowers grow here naturally in abundance. In fact, the property was originally a 'huerta' (a large orchard and vegetable garden) providing work and sustenance for local people, becoming particularly important when famine was widespread during the Spanish Civil War. We feel fortunate to live amongst this bounty and love to share the natural wealth with our guests.

Every year we like to try something new. If you've enjoyed our blog already you will have read about our delicious extra virgin olive oil and fig jam, and former visitors will be familiar with our sweet-smelling lavender bags, but next year's guests will discover a few new treats when they arrive. Free packets of walnuts and almonds, grown right here at La Cazalla de Ronda, together with quince paste, persimmon jam and perhaps persimmon vinegar (we have to wait another couple of months to see how that one turns out!).

Almond liqueur and walnut wine are our next challenges, so watch this space for an update. Alternatively, book your stay at our luxury villa rental in Ronda and sample everything yourself!