The tradition of grape-growing in Málaga province dates back centuries. Málaga's sweet wines are renowned throughout the world and there are more than 40 wineries producing excellent reds, rosés and whites. There are a total of three denominations of origin: D.O. Málaga, D.O. Sierras de Málaga and D.O. Pasas de Málaga. Let's take look at one of the Costa del Sol's most gourmet proposals: enotourism routes. Why don't you join us?
Enoturismo in the Serranía de Ronda mountain ranges
If there is one place that every fine wine lover must visit, then it has to be Ronda. The majority of the wineries in Málaga province can be found around this town. The denomination of origin for wines from this area is 'Sierras de Málaga', and the wines produced here have a strong character. Our route takes us to Arriate, only about 6 kilometres from Ronda.
In the different Serranía de Ronda wineries you can enjoy wine-tasting courses, sampling the different wines, guided visits, tours of the vineyards and team building activities. Combined with all of this is Ronda's monumental legacy, the spectacular landscapes and the range of culinary and leisure activities on offer.
Wine and raisin route in Axarquía
Cómpeta, Sedella, Moclinejo, Almáchar and Sayalonga have some of the most important wineries in Axarquía. If you visit in August, you can enjoy the Cómpeta Wine Night. The village of Cómpeta also boasts a museum dedicated to Moscatel. Moclinejo hosts the traditional Vintner Festival on the second weekend in September.
You must also try the Axarquía raisins, dried naturally by the sun and with a delicious Moscatel flavour. One of the best times to sample this product is in September, when the village of El Borge.celebrates its annual Raisin Day.
Wines from the Northern Area, Montes de Málaga and Manilva
The northern area of the province, close to Antequera, also has a long history of wine-making. Here you can find one of the oldest wineries in the province: Málaga Virgen Winery in Fuente de Piedra.
The Montes de Málaga mountains are another of the province's wine-producing areas. Manilva also has a significant wine-making culture.