The wineries in Malaga and their wines have been placed among the elite of the great producers at a national and even international level, winning important awards and being on the best tables, such as at the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II of England or at the Nobel Prize ceremony.
Despite the existing competition in Spain and in some countries such as Italy and France, Malaga is managing to export its product beyond its borders thanks to the quality of its different types of grapes, which give it a different and authentic flavour.
The province has two Denominations of Origin: Malaga and Sierras de Malaga, in which we can find different wines such as sweet, red, white and rosé wines.
There are currently 38 wineries in Malaga spread throughout the different regions of the province:
As you can see on the map, almost all of them are spread throughout the province, although we find more in the Serranía de Ronda, Antequera and in the Axarquía, ideal locations for the ripening of the grape with very good climatic conditions that give it the characteristic flavour and aroma of the Muscatel grape.
Many of these wineries offer tours so that you can learn more about their history, their vineyards, types of wine and finally a small tasting session.
I have put a link where you will find a complete list of all the wineries in Malaga, but in this post I am going to talk about some of the most famous ones, so I can explain them in more detail:
BODEGA DOÑA FELISA
It is one of the best known wineries in Malaga. Located in the Serranía de Ronda, in the area known as “Chinchilla” (hence the name “Chinchilla”) and near the ancient Roman city of Acinipo.
In this winery they produce sweet, sparkling, rosé, white and red wines, but it is undoubtedly the latter that have given them this fame, as they have very well-known brands that you will find in most restaurants in Malaga, such as the “Seis+Seis”, the “Doble Doce” or the “Encaste”.
If you are thinking about wine tourism, you are in luck because this winery offers both tastings and guided tours where you can walk through the vineyards, the winemaking room, the bottling room and the ageing room, and finish by enjoying some of its wines at lunch or dinner.
You also have the possibility to book one of its 4 suites and enjoy a night in the vineyard, surrounded by an incredible natural setting such as the Serranía de Ronda.
Cordel del Puerto al Quejigal s/n 29400 Ronda (Malaga)
This boutique winery located on the sloping hillsides of the Axarquia of Malaga, is considered by experts to be one of the best wineries in Malaga for the quality of its wines which have won several national awards and can be found on any table, including Michellin Star restaurants.
Bodegas Bentomiz was created by a Dutch couple living in the village of Sayalonga who fell in love with the area and its wines and decided to create their own. Under the brand name “Ariyanas” they produce 4 types of wine: sweet, rosé, white and red.
You also have the option to visit the winery and learn about their vineyard and how they produce their wines. You have 3 options: visit and tasting; visit, tasting and lunch or just lunch.
They have a restaurant where they prepare gourmet lunches that perfectly match their Ariyanas wines, with the help of the Chef of Sollun, one of the best restaurants in Malaga.
Finca El Almendro, Pago Cuesta Robano, 29752 Sayalonga (Malaga)
BODEGAS MÁLAGA VIRGEN
With more than 130 years of history, it is arguably the oldest winery in Malaga, and undoubtedly the most international, exporting to 31 countries around the world.
They produce sweet wines, dry wines, still wines, flavoured wines, brandies, whisky… in total more than 35 different products, including some large reserve (such as their Brandy) or limited edition.
Málaga Virgen has become a well-established brand, but it is associated above all with the production of sweet wines, such as the famous “Cartojal”, so popular at the Malaga Fair and all those in the province, for its sweet and refreshing flavour.
They also organise visits to their winery, so you can see their extensive vineyard, the hundreds of barrels where they make each of their different wines and learn about one of the most important wineries in Spain.
Finca Vistahermosa Autovía A-92 Km. 132 2952o Fuente de Piedra (Malaga)
BODEGAS TIERRA DE MOLLINA
It is another of the great wineries in Malaga, with international awards such as the A Design Awards for Packaging in 2016, the world’s largest design competition, in which it won second place.
They produce sweet, sparkling, rosé, white and red wines under 5 brands: Apiane, Carpe Diem, Etéreo, Montespejo and Grande de Apiane, the latter being the most renowned.
Tierras de Mollina is actually an Agricultural Cooperative Society called Virgen de la Oliva, the only wine cooperative in the province of Malaga. It produces 80% of the musts and wines.
With their wide variety, you can enjoy them at any meal or after dinner. They are sold through distribution and in large supermarket chains in Malaga and nationwide.
Av. de las Américas, s/n, 29532 Mollina (Malaga)
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