Alvaro Peregil – Tavern La Goleta, was started as a wine store by the great- grandfather of Alvaro, whose father was a flamenco singer. It is a very small tavern with an old mahogany bar and several standing counters in and outside. The popular beverage here is orange wine or Vinos de Manzanilla from the little town of Huelva. This drink was introduced by Alvaro’s uncle who owned the tavern for 60 years. Now orange wine is sold in many taverns but this is the original. They have a small selection of tapas and memories covering all the walls. The folks working there are very friendly as are the other guests in the establishment. Even if you don’t want to make a meal here do stop by and try this unique wine. It is not orange or sweet but does have an unusual flavor that is fun to try. The family owns some other places in town but this one opens every afternoon and stays open till 30 minutes after midnight.
We sampled the wine with a plate of cheese and breadsticks. Both were perfect with the wine. The breadsticks nicely crisp and the cheese hard and a nice combination with wine.