The varied orography of Málaga province, added to the different soil compositions, gives rise to an incredible selection of local wines, famed for their quality.
The over 5,000 hectares of vineyards spread across five regions (La Axarquía, the mountainous regions of Montes de Málaga and the Serranía de Ronda, the Northern Region and the Western Coast), two denominations of origin (Málaga and Sierras de Málaga) and wineries with a virtually traditional style of handling the grapes, produce an unrivalled variety of quality wines.
The Málaga Denomination of Origin comprises still wines (or those without added alcohol) and fortified wines; red, white and rosé wines are covered by the Sierras de Málaga denomination of origin. Together they represent an extensive high quality range sure to delight any lover of fine wine.
Málaga sweet wine, the perfect accompaniment to appetisers and desserts.
The countless varieties of sweet wine or vino dulce have traditionally been the province's star turn. They are the perfect accompaniment to a great dessert. Contrary to what their name suggests, instead of making the dish seem even sweeter, they greatly enhance the flavours and nuances. The appetiser is another part of the meal that is simply not complete without one of these wines. They marry perfectly with any accompaniment, especially cured meats.
Throughout the province there are numerous wine museums and different wineries to enjoy, places where the wine tourist can discover the entire story of the production of these unique wines. For any visitor interested in wine culture it is well worth taking the time to visit Ronda, Fuente de Piedra and Cómpeta.