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Malaga Wine Tasting
There are many wineries in the Province of Malaga, but these are the only ones that allow visits and wine tasting.
1. Bodegas Bentomiz
2.5 km above Sayalonga, in Málaga´s Axarquia
Tel: (+34) 951 386 706 M: (+34) 658 845 285
There are two classes of Bodega tour, Tour & Tasting (€5 pp, min €40) and Tapas Tour (€9, min 8 people) in which the wines are paired with freshly made tapas. Tours available on all days of the week and all year but must be reserved in advance.
2. Bodega y Viñedos de la Capuchina
Cortijo La Capuchina.Apartado Correos, nº 26
To visit and taste the wines, one must send an email and ask for an appointment.
3. Bodegas Gomara
Diseminado Maqueda Alto, 59
Hours: 7:30 to 15:30H, Monday to Friday.
Call for guided visit.
4. Bodegas Malaga Virgen
Alameda nº. 132
Fuente de Piedra
Hours: 9:00 - 14:00 H, Monday to Friday.
Visits can be made by making an appointment at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Carretera Guadalmar, 12
Visiting hours: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Monday to Friday.
Saturday: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.
6. Bodegas Vetas
Calle de Nador S/N
29350 Arriate (Near Ronda)
Price of visit and wine tasting: 10€
Make an appointment with Maria Elena Rodríguez at 647-177-620.
7. Bodegas Cortijo Los Aguilares
Puente de la Ventilla
Carretera Ronda a Campillos Km. 5
Price of visit and wine tasting: 20€
Make and appointment by calling the telephone above.
8. Antigua Casa de Guardia
Alameda Principal, 18
The winery is located in the little village of Olias, which is north of the El Palo neighborhood of Malaga, going to Comares. The wines produced are moscatel and Pedro Ximenez wines.
The tavern at the Alameda Principal is a must stop for tourists. A glass of wine ranges from 0.90€to 1.20€.
9. Wine Museum of Malaga
Plaza de los Viñeros, 1
Admission: 5€. This includes a wine tasting of two wines.
Winter: Oct. 1 to March 31 - Tuesday to Sunday - 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Summer: April 1 to Sept. 30 - Monday to Saturday - 12.00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Closed Jan. 1 and 6, December 24,25, and 31, and Holy Thursday.
The new Wine Museum of Malaga is located in the Palacio de las Biedmas, an 18th century building that has been completely remodeled in the interior, but maintains its original facade. There is a guided visit every half hour from the museum's opening time, and this is given by multilingual guides, who are very friendly and informative. Every room has tablets in different languages that explain the exhibits in the room.
The ground floor has more than 400 lithographs of posters and labels from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, some of which are really works of art and very beautiful. There are also lithographs that were used on raisin boxes.
The first floor has a presentation about the history of wine in Malaga. The Phoenicians started the wine industry in Malaga about 3000 years ago when they landed in Malaga. After them came the Greeks and the Romans, who maintained the wine industry. Later came the Moors, who also had a wine industry. To circumvent their law of avoiding alcohol, they said the wine was going to be used for medicinal purposes. In the 18th century the wines of Malaga started winning prizes in Europe. The czars of Russia developed a taste for them and allowed their importation to Russia without having to pay taxes.
There is an explanation of how wine is grown in the five regions of Malaga. There are several different grapes that are now used and these are explained. The museum also shows several old wine presses and explains the current process of aging the wines and achieving a uniformity in the wine.
After the guided tour there is a wine tasting of two wines, one a dry wine and the other a sweet wine. There are about 120 different wines that are shown in the wine tasting room and one can buy them there at prices that are below retail. This museum is an enjoyable place to understand the wines of Malaga and to try them.
10. Museo del Vino de Ronda
Calle Gonzalez Campos, 2
Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 20:00 H.
There is an entrance fee of 3€. One can taste 4 wines for 10€.
11. Wine Tour Companies
TrippyVines. Wine tours across Andalucia from Malaga, Marbella to Ronda, Jerez and the Alpujarras.