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13 November, 2020

Enotourism in Malaga, better places

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For centuries Malaga has been a reference point for wine tourism in Andalusia. Its sweet wines are recognised all over the world and its more than 40 wineries produce excellent wines. In almost all its regions there are important oenological references, whether sweet, white, red, rosé or even sparkling. Many of these wines are included in the designations of origin: D.O. Malaga and D.O. Sierras de Malaga.

In recent years, wine tourism has undergone a spectacular boom, and so in Andalusia in general, and in Malaga in particular, it has become a differentiating element with respect to other destinations. Furthermore, Malaga has been strengthened with dozens of wineries that offer unique experiences, from wine therapy to guided tours, as well as initiation tastings for experts. We take a tour of some of the proposals on the Costa del Sol: the Malaga wine tourism routes. Are you coming?


Wine Museum (Málaga)

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The Malaga Wine Museum was born out of the concern and desire of the wine sector to have a space from which to disseminate the values of quality and prestige of our wines and their culture.

You can enjoy guided tours for groups or free visits to the museum.
The visit includes the tasting of two wines with Denomination of Origin, commented in each phase of the tasting.


Jorge Ordoñez Winery (Vélez Málaga)

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Bodegas Jorge Ordóñez Málaga, located in his hometown, was founded in 2004. It was founded with the aim of reviving centuries of winemaking tradition in Malaga, which was destroyed by the phylloxera plague during the 19th century. The winery has produced the first and best dry Muscat of Alexandria, Botani, and has revived the tradition of non-fortified wines in Malaga. Its series of sweet wines, Nos. 1 to 4, are among the best in the world, and are made in the style of Malaga sweet wines.


Pérez Hidalgo Winery (Alora)

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This winery is a truly creative venture in the world of oenology. It produces wines aged in oak wood which make them truly unique, which is why its wines are increasingly recognised in Spain.

Nowadays, Pérez Hidalgo offers three different ways to visit the winery. In the first one you can visit the winery and taste its three wines (a crianza, a reserva and a white). In the second one, besides the above mentioned, you can also visit its vineyards. And in the third option you can also have lunch in the winery itself with a menu accompanied by its three wines.


Old Barefoot (Ronda)

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This wine cellar is located in an old, although renovated, Trinitarian convent that dates back to the 16th century. Here you can enjoy not only a good wine but also different convent spaces that will transport you to another time. But this is just a fantastic plus, because the main thing is that in this winery you will be able to enjoy a fantastic wine list.

It must be said that only small groups are accepted on the visits, as the people in charge of the winery want each one to be as special and personal as possible, which also means that the price will depend on the options you decide to include.


La Sangre de Ronda Winery

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The wines of Bodega la Sangre de Ronda are clearly oriented towards the future, keeping an enormous respect for nature and traditional ways of doing things, which boils down to the careful tilling of its vineyards in accordance with the maximum respect for the environment and a demanding monitoring in the winery, which merges the most advanced technology with the ancestral processes of production.


Old Guard House

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Founded by Don José De la Guardia in 1840, the Antigua Casa de Guardia is the oldest bodega and tavern in Malaga. José de la Guardia, a famous Malaga liqueur and wine maker from the middle of the 19th century, was appointed Purveyor to the House of Her Majesty Queen Isabel II, a title that is still held by this house today and is reflected in the label of the splendid Trasañejo Muscatel “Isabel II”.


Bodegas Almijara (Cómpeta)

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Bodegas Almijara, in the Malaga town of Cómpeta, is a family business that combines tradition and innovation and is committed to the local raw material “Muscatel of Alexandria Grape”, making it possible to obtain special and unique wines. This is the case with its range of Jarel wines, both dry and fruity, and naturally sweet, as well as Jarel Rosé, of the equally native variety, Romé.

These are some of the best wineries to visit if you come on holiday to Andalusia. And if you are looking for accommodation, Tess Vacacional has a wide range of houses, villas and flats in Alhaurin de la Torre and Malaga that we are sure you will love.