Details of the experience
La Royal Tinplate Factory of San Miguel It is one of the spaces with more history of Andalusia, ordered to be built in 1.725 by the Spanish crown, became the first blast furnace in Spain, a military project that is an example of the most revolutionary industrial architecture of its time, where projectiles for artillery, kitchen utensils and tinplate were produced and transported on camel backs to the Port of Estepona and from there, by boat to the Shipyards of Cadiz, where it was used to coat the Spanish ships that crossed the Atlantic Ocean but also America.
A magical space that served as a refuge for bandits during the French invasion, where more than 500 people lived during its splendor and which today distributes happiness transformed into a winery with 3 hectares of vineyards, in which a wine made with the grape Pinot Noir southernmost Europe.
But our experience does not begin and end at the Royal Factory, we propose a hiking route of approximately 1,5 hours, from the town of Júzcar (Smurf town), following the course of Genal River, to The Factory of Happiness.
At La Fábrica the true protagonist of our experience awaits us, Henry Ruiz (winemaker and owner of La Fábrica de la Felicidad), was able to restore the building maintaining the original structure and materials, to convert it today into a 100% sustainable estate, where natural wines are made.
Enrique will welcome us and accompany us during a private visit to the facilities, through which we will discover an exciting story. Always accompanied by Enrique, we will make a tasting of his 4 wines, together with the tasting of local tapas.
The most common feeling, among the travelers who have accompanied us to the Happiness Factory, is to spend more time, so if they wish, they can extend their time of happiness by staying to eat with us, enjoy a cooking workshop or a physical and mental healing therapy, and even spend a night in one of its cozy rooms.
It is also possible to organize a retreat “Andalusian-style mindfulness”, including yoga sessions, meditation, forest baths, energy healing therapies and mindful eating.
And why not, The Factory of Happiness It can become the perfect space to celebrate your birthday or your wedding, taking advantage of the Church of San Miguel, a jewel with more than 300 years of history, which was built for the cult trades, to the inhabitants of La Fábrica during the XNUMXth century.
During the months of August and September, we carry out the harvest and you have the opportunity to join us, and become winemakers for a day.
Long live wine and freedom!