Jumilla and wine

Jumilla is laying 500 m above sea level in Murcia and Albacete. Inhabitants approx. 25,000. Main industry is winemaking, but other industries are olive oil, canned food production and lumber.

In 2016 there were more than 50 registered wineries that reigns over 40,000 hectares of land. It produced annually more than 50 million Ltr of wine. The city is one of the oldest places of wine production throughout Europe.

Jumilla has the world’s biggest electricity production from solar cells, where on an area of 100 hectares is located 120,000 solar panels with an output of 20 megawatts. This provides environmentally friendly power to 20,000 buildings in the area.

Worth seeing is also the city fortress from the Bronze Age. Roman building is partly preserved there. One must also mention (and recommend to visit) the Santiago church which is a national monument in Gothic and Baroque style. The city also has two golf courses.

(The information about Jumilla is taken from the free newspaper “Spain today” on 20 October 2016, an article by Jon Henriksen).