Jumilla is a town in the north east of the province of Murcia, Spain and also a wine-producing region. Jumilla's wine production is supposed to be famous for its use of Monastrell.
The town has a 15th century Castle, the 15th century Major Church of Santiago and many other old and historic buildings. My wife and I have visited this town and have enjoyed walking around looking at the many different sights to see.
The town is more famous for being on a tourist route called: ‘The Ruta del Vino’ The wine route. Jumilla has a D.O. Denomination of Origin for its famous wines. There are many Bodegas in the Town and the majority of them will do pre-booked wine tours.
For details of the history of the wine route, visit: www.rutadelvinojumilla.com
Jumilla is currently in the process of having a very large development constructed including two golf courses. The new development will bring somewhere in the region of 16,000 more inhabitants to the area.
Jumilla is also has one of the world's largest solar power farms, with a power capacity of 20 megawatts. The solar farm consists of 120,000 solar panels and covers 247 acres. The farm's total annual production will be the equivalent of the energy used by 20,000 homes. a reduction in CO2 emissions of 42,000 tons a year, information I found out from some research.