ACEVIN (Asociación Española de Ciudades del Vino) has published visitor figures for bodegas in the Jerez area for 2014, which put them in second position in Spain after Penedés in Cataluña. The Jerez routes received 444,427 visitors, only about 5,000 behind Penedés. Last year the Jerez routes saw an increase of about 13,000 people.
According to ACEVIN, Jerez and Penedés benefit from their proximity to tourist centres such as the Costas and large cities like Barcelona and Sevilla while having some of the most visited bodegas in Spain. Last year the total number of visitors to bodegas and wine museums in Spain as a whole rose to 2,124,229 and they spent over €42.5 million.