Wine tourism in Malaga has been established for years as an interesting complementary offer.
The fertile lands of Malaga have a long history of vine cultivation dating back hundreds of years. There are currently 45 wineries and two Denominations of Origin in the province of Malaga.
We present you the best wineries and the wine and grape harvest festivals that take place in Malaga from August to December.
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Wine routes in Malaga
Discovering the lands that give rise to Malaga’s highly appreciated wines can be a unique experience, with guided tours of the vineyards and wineries where tastings are usually offered.
Many bodegas also offer wine tasting sessions and lunches.
We can learn not only about the process of making different types of wine, but also enjoy the beautiful landscape of the province.
Wine lovers will not find it difficult to find wineries throughout the province of Malaga, from the most western Costa del Sol, through the Serrania de Ronda, the Montes de Malaga to Axarquia we can find wineries that produce excellent wines.
We can dedicate a day to the activity or even plan a route through different places and vineyards (some wineries even offer accommodation and complementary activities), getting to know the beautiful interior of the province of Malaga better.
Visit a winery in Malaga
Wineries in the Axarquia
The mountainous region of Axarquia occupies the easternmost part of the province of Malaga. It is bordered by our neighbour province Granada and the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada.
The nature and the landscape are spectacular and it is worth taking the time for “slow travel” to discover the charming white villages of Moorish origin.
On the steep slopes of the Axarquia the Moscatel and Romé varieties are grown, which are indigenous to the area. It is also interesting to know that many bodegas still maintain the traditional production processes.
Bodegas Ordoñez in Vélez-Málaga
Visits to the vineyard and wine tasting.
Bodegas Bentomiz in Sayalonga
Visit to the winery and wine tasting with homemade tapas. Bodegas Bentomiz is a boutique winery located in the hills of Malaga, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Bodegas in Ronda
In the vicinity of Ronda there are a number of wineries that offer private wine tastings, which we will discover below.
The Serranía de Ronda is also worth a visit in itself, if you are a nature lover or if you like to discover the countless white villages of Moorish origin hidden in its green hillsides.
Bodega Vetas in Arriate
Different experiences are offered, ranging from a visit and wine tasting, as well as a paired lunch, evenings in the light of the vineyard, special wine and chocolate tastings.
By appointment only.
Bodega Cortijo Los Aguilares
Wine tasting, Vineyard visits, Winery visits.
Bodega Doña Felisa
Services: Terrace, Internet-WIFI, Petfriendly, Access for people with reduced mobility, Meeting rooms, Car park, Tasting courses, Lift, Vineyard visits, Winery visits, Shop, Tasting, Exhibition room.
Tasting Courses, Guided Tour, Guided Tour with Appetizers “Passion and Mystery”, Tour with Buffet “Natural Enogastronomy”, Guided Tour & Spring/Summer Menu, Guided Tour & Autumn/Winter Menu, Personalised Menus and Shop.
Bodegas García Hidalgo
Visits to the vineyards, winery visits, shop, wine tasting.
Visits to the vineyards, visits to the winery, shop, tasting and sampling.
Wine Museum in Ronda
Wine Interpretation Centre located in the old quarter of Ronda on viticulture, oenology and the rich historical and cultural legacy of wine over the centuries.
Bodegas in Antequera
Bodega la Capuchina in Mollina
The visit lasts approximately two and a half hours, ending with a wine or oil tasting.
Bodega Gross Hermanos
In addition to visits to the vineyards and winery are offered guided tours of the area.
Bodegas in Malaga
Bodegas Pérez Hidalgo in Álora
Visit to the winery and wine tasting. Visit to the vineyards, located in an enclave of great beauty. There is also the possibility of having lunch at the winery itself with a menu paired with its three wines.
Bodegas Sánchez Rosado in Cártama
Vineyard visits, winery visits, shop, terrace, picnic lunch accompanied by the wines of the winery for small groups of 10 people.
Bodega Quitapenas in Malaga
One of the oldest wineries in Malaga. It has two taverns in the old town of Malaga:
La Taberna Quitapenas Marín which offers a variety of fish and golden muscatel in a traditional Andalusian bodega with barrels on the terrace.
And the Taberna Quitapenas Sánchez Pastor, a typical old-fashioned place with traditional homemade tapas.
Antigua Casa de Guardia in Malaga
Founded in 1840, it is the oldest winery in the province of Malaga under this designation of origin. Located in the old part of Malaga.
Services: Wine list, Vineyard tours, Winery tours.
The Malaga Wine Museum is located in an old building in the historic centre of the city, where you can take a walk through the history and culture of wine in the province.
A different kind of Wine Tourism in Malaga.
Bodegas Nilva in Manilva
Content of the standard guided tour: CIVIMA (Centro de Interpretación Viñas de Manilva)/ Wine Museum, Bodega NILVA, Viña del Peñoncillo, Moscatel wine tasting and Tapas.
Estimated duration: 2.5 hours.
Wine Tourism in Malaga online
Wine tourism in Malaga also offers curious alternative options.
One of them are virtual tastings organised from Malaga: the bottles will be sent to the consumer’s home and the elaboration and tasting process will be explained telematically. An expert will explain the correct way to uncork, serve and taste the product.
La Alacena de Málaga
La Alacena de Málaga, founded in 2011, is the first online shop that only and exclusively distributes products made in the province of Malaga.
Among them, the wines stand out, with more than fifty references from the designations of origin Malaga and Sierras de Malaga.
There is no shortage of reds, rosés, whites, sweets and even some vermouth.
Wine festivals in the province
Regarding Wine Tourism in Malaga, you also have the opportunity to enjoy live some of the lively grape harvest festivals that take place in the province. All of them are Festivals of Provincial Tourist Interest.
Due to the diversity of the climate and depending on the areas of production and type of wine, there will be wine events from August to October.
We present the grape harvest festivals of these wine-producing villages in Malaga: Almáchar, El Borge, Cómpeta, Manilva, Mollina, Moclinejo, Lagar de Torrijos and Atajate.
Grape Harvest Festival in Manilva
During the first weekend of September the end of the grape harvest is celebrated in the streets of Manilva with the Fiesta de la Vendimia.
This festival stands out for its uniqueness and the treading of the grapes to extract the first must wine of the year, which is then distributed among the visitors.
- Where: Manilva
- How to get there
Grape Harvest Festival of Mollina
The second weekend of September this village celebrates its grape harvest festival.
There is also plenty of culture, leisure activities, Flamenco, a Poetry Competition, performances by singing and dancing groups, and of course, workshops and tastings of wines from the Malaga and Sierras de Malaga Designation of Origin.
- Where: Mollina
- How to get there
Grape Harvest Festival in Lagar de Torrijos
On the last weekend of September, this grape harvest festival takes place in this Ecomuseum located in the mountains of Malaga.
The grape treading is recreated as it was done historically, all enlivened by singing and dancing and the sale of local products. There will also be a lunch of migas or paella at popular prices.
- Where: Ecomuseo Lagar de Torrijos, Malaga mountains
- How to get there
Must Festival in Atajate
On the last Saturday in November this village in the Serranía de Ronda celebrates its must festival in the village square.
Visitors are invited to taste the must of each vineyard. There are also free portions of Migas.
- Where: Atajate
How to get there
Wine Festival in Cómpeta
This white village located in the Axarquia region celebrates on the 15th of August from the morning its particular celebration of wine, with the traditional treading of the grapes, followed by free tastings of Migas with grapes and cod.
The party continues into the night with musical performances.
- Where: Cómpeta
- How to get there
Raisin Day in El Borge
El Borge, a sultana producing village par excellence and located in the Axarquia region, pays homage to the grape in all its forms.
During the day there are different demonstrations of the production process, tastings for visitors, typical local food and lots of music and dancing. The celebration usually takes place on the second or third Sunday in September.
In 2023 it takes place on Sunday 17 September.
- Where: El Borge
- How to get there
Night of Mosto and Chacina in Colmenar
And finally, at the end of November or the beginning of December, this evening event takes place, where visitors can taste the local must and where Migas and cured meats are distributed, all enlivened by the “pandas de verdiales” and flamenco.
There will also be a stall with typical local products.
In case you didn’t know, Colmenar (from colmena = beehive) is a producer of excellent bee honey.
- Where: Colmenar
- How to get there
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