Villaluz is a manor house protected on the beach of Las Piletas de Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz).
Built in 1920 within the group of "villas" for the summer of the Sevillian court of the Duke of Orleans, it is inspired at the same time by the watchtowers, characteristics of the houses of "cargadores de Indias", and in the warehouses of ships with roof to two waters, typical of the "vineyard houses" of the Marco de Jerez and place of aging of the wine chamomile.
Its name includes the cult of the evening light of the Venus that the Phoenicians practiced 3000 years ago.
Villaluz is at the end of the promenade, where the Guadalquivir becomes the Atlantic Ocean, in front of the Doñana National Park (Biosphere Reserve) and at the foot of the Balsa, an ancient port to the Americas, origin and arrival of the first terrestrial circumnavigation ( 1519-1522), and today an anchorage of craft fishing boats.
Sanlúcar de Barrameda is 30 minutes from Jerez de la Frontera Airport.
Las Piletas beach is the setting for the "horse races" that are held since 1860, in the month of August.
The historic center of Sanlúcar has a rich real estate heritage, a testimony to its history, which highlights the architecture of the winery. The high district, with the castle of Santiago, its palaces and its cellars, contemplates the bustle of the Plaza del Cabildo or the fishing district of Bajo de Guía where you can enjoy varied tapas and seafood stews with horticultural products and fresh fish of the estuary.
In addition to knowing the valuable Sanluqueña architecture, enjoy its corners, contemplate its magnificent sunsets, walk along its promenade, bathe in its long and quiet beach, you can:
- Visit the Doñana National Park, stroll through its virgin beaches and mobile dunes.
- Sailing or doing water sports (canoeing, sailing, wind- or kitesurfing), fishing ...
- Horseback riding on the beach, discover the famous horse races.
The sun shines 3200 hours a year in more than 300 days without clouds. 17ºC is the average temperature and the oscillations between day and night or between summer and winter are rarely higher than 10ºC. The maximum annual temperatures rarely exceed 35ºC and the sea breezes make the nights peaceful and fresh.
Wineries and wines: The vineyards of the palomino, tintilla, muscatel varieties are aligned in the albarizas lands of the Marco de Jerez ...
The wineries of the urban area of Sanlúcar enjoy mild temperatures and a sea breeze that allow an anaerobic fermentation by not breaking the veil of flower that covers the must in its transfer from the criaderas boots to the solera boots, giving rise to a unique wine in the world: chamomile