Gastronomy - Wines of Malaga

Malaga wine growing regions © DO Malaga.
Malaga wine growing regions

Wines of Malaga 


Málaga province has long been famous for its sweet fortified wines, made from the Moscatel and Pedro Ximenez grape varieties. From the Phoenicians in the eighth century BC, the Greeks and Romans to the Moors and later the British, all enthusiastic drinkers of Málaga wines.

Malaga has three DOs (Denominaciones de Origen):

  • DO Malaga (mostly sweet white wines)
  • DO Sierra de Malaga (white, rose and red wines)
  • DO Pasas de Malaga (raisins).

Traditional sweet dessert wines in the DO Málaga are made from the Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel white grape varieties. These are found in three areas: La Axarquia, Montes de Malaga, and Zona Norte (the hills north of Antequera).

Wine Museums


There are  Wine Museums in Malaga and Ojen and Manilva

 

Malaga Wines

Sweet Wines

Malaga sweet desert wines produced mainly from the Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel grape in La Axarquia, Montes de Malaga, Zona Norte and Manilva.More >

Ronda Wines

Modern organic bodegas in the Serrania de Ronda produce young red and white wines. More >

History

Wine has been produced in Malaga province since Phoenician times, and the tradition was famously continued by the Romans,More >

Sweet Wines

The DOs of Malaga and Sierra de Malaga cover similar geographical regions, but are distinguished by the different types of wines produced, as described above. This means that sweet Malaga wines are made in the areas of La Axarquia, Montes de Malaga and Zona Norte, but so are other types of wine under the DO Sierra de Malaga (commonly known as the Serrania de Ronda.)

In Manilva grapes are dried in the sun to make pasas (raisins), under the DO Pasas de Malaga; local sweet wine is produced called mosto.

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Ronda Wines

One notable area of the DO Sierra de Malaga is the Serrania de Ronda. A number of modern bodegas in the hills around the town of Ronda produce young red wines using Romé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Tempranillo grapes. Their white wine varieties include Chardonnay, Macabeo, Colombard and Sauvignon Blanc. 

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