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Wining in Malaga

October 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 127

Malaga is known throughout the world for its stunning beaches, sunny days, birthplace of Picasso. It is also known for bull fighting. Also Malaga is synonymous with Flamenco dances. However, it is often underrated when it comes to wines in Malaga. Rich wines to complement your meal found in Malaga are amongst some of the best wines that the world can offer.

So this time around when you visit Malaga, be sure to follow a rich wine trail in Malaga. Malaga has been producing wine for centuries. Wines were produced by both, the Moors and the Phoenicians. Though liquor is forbidden in Arabic culture, they produced some of the best wines in Malaga and even enjoyed the fruit of their labour. In fact along with the fascinating Moorish architecture, wine is a legacy left Malaga by the Moors.

Generally wines found in Malaga are made from Muscat grape. However, there are some wines made from Pedro Ximenez grapes. These wines have a rich taste with an earthy flavour. Not limiting yourself to the wines found in Hotels in Malaga, or bar for that matter, you can visit wineries in Malaga. You might be truly rewarded if you take a trip to Antigua Casa de Guardia, one of the best wineries in Malaga. It is an award winning winery, surrounded by fig trees and is located high up in the mountains. The winery was founded in 1840 and had the patronage of Isabel II, the Queen of Spain. The Moscatel Isabel II wine was named after her, in honour of her visit to the winery. The Antigua Casa de Guardia is one of the oldest bodega in Malaga and the wine here is stored in oak casks. There are also some other fine wine tasting locations in Sierra Nevada, if you thirst for more wine.

If you seek more knowledge about the production and wine culture in Malaga then head to Mijas Wine Museum. It is located in San Sebastian. There are many courses offering an introduction to wines in Malaga. Wine tasting sessions are held regularly.

There is also a Malaga Wine Museum in Ojen, which is close to Marbella, a small fishing village. Roughly more that 20,000 tourists visit the museum every year. Even in the surrounding areas you will find some of the best wines in tapas and hotels to be had in Malaga. So wish you luck on your wine trail in Malaga.

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