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Malaga wine region

Complete guide for wine lovers and holidaymakers

There are two different ways of making wine in Malaga. The Denomination of origin Malaga specializes in sweet wines from the Pedro Ximenez and Moscatel grape varieties. It covers an area close to the sea.

To the west, we find the Denomination of Origin Sierras de Malaga, where red and white wines have a distinctive character.

You may also want to have a look at our Wine Tour in Andalusia. Wineries in Malaga (Ronda) or the sherry wine region await you!

Wine bar in Malaga
Small group wine and tapas tour in Malaga

A great food tour to enjoy wines and tapas at some charming taverns and bars in Malaga. You will taste 4-5 wines and enjoy 8 different tapas. This is a fantastic way to discover Malaga while you stroll its streets guided by a wine and food expert … Read More

View of wine estate next to Ronda
Ronda wine tour from Malaga

Ronda wine tour. Vineyards, wineries, villages, and history behind the wines from the Malaga region in Andalusia. Enjoy the terroir and the wines of this wine region located next to one of the top icons in Spain: the city of Ronda and its bridge. Cool nights, altitude, and proper vineyard orientation as well as excellent workat the wineries have led to excellent quality from the wines in Ronda … Read More

Malaga, Spain - Wine region table of contents

Malaga alcazaba views

1- Malaga Wine route

This wine route in Malaga implies discovering the mountains around Malaga. In 2 to 3 days you can combine visits to museums and wineries as well as wander through the White villages and discover their culture, traditions, and landscape.

Malaga vineyards

2-Map with the itinerary in Malaga wine region

Time is limited and with so many things to enjoy near Malaga and in Malaga city, it makes sense to focus on a few villages. Ronda is a must-see and its beauty goes along with excellent wines and beautiful wine country landscapes… so two birds are killed with one shot on this case.


Marbella is one of the most touristic towns on the Costa del Sol. Visitors come all year round due to its great hotels, lovely beaches and the variety of tourists attractions. The narrow Moorish style streets in the old quarter are a great place to wander around and discover the city’s history. We recommend you visit the towers and take a walk along the sea front and the garden Jardín del Ángel.


Our first stop is Villa de Ojen, 7 km away from Marbella. You will enjoy beautiful views of the nearby mountains and the mediterranean sea. The former Pedro Morales distillery hosts the wine museum.


Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain. You can visit monuments from different historical times: cave paintings, Roman ruins, old walls and Arab gates, Arab baths and Mozarabicand Mudejar art and Baroque churches.

The best way to discover Ronda is on foot. We recommend you visit the Rey Moro palace (Moorish King) , the wine Museum and that you admire the river from the bridge el Puente Nuevo. In the valley near Ronda, you will be able to find very interesting wineries which produce the new wave of Malaga wines. We recommend you to tour the Ronda wine region and discover what a small number of small wineries are developing. 


6 km away from Ronda you will enjoy Arriate’s landscapes. The Campanario (bell tower) of the church Iglesia de San Juan de Letrán stands out in this White village in the Ronda Mountains. This is an ideal place to go hiking, and admire valleys and small streams.


Málaga is a fantastic city to finish your trip. We recommend you visit la Alcazaba and the Morish XIX Century castle built on a hill from which you will enjoy breath-taking views of the sea and the city (the bull ring and the town hall) Malaga has a very rich and lively nightlife.

There is a great atmosphere in the old quarter of the city, where locals meet and have a drink of Malaga wine.

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