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Malaga is the largest wine-producing region in Andalucia, southern Spain. Malaga has unique style of wine with soil types, grape selection, and production methods that put it on the map for visitors from all over the country. It is one of the major tourist destinations in Spain. What better way to check out the Malaga wine region than by taking a tour with your friends? With such a rich history, the wines in this region stand out from the rest. As for what you can give as gifts, no one does it better than Malaga! You'll want to make sure you have a bottle of this masterpiece on hand at all times.

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Where is Malaga Wine Region

Malaga is in southern Spain, in Andalusia. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Cádiz to the west, Seville to the northeast, Granada to the east, and Córdoba to the northwest.

Bodegas Malaga Virgen - Finca Vista Hermosa

History of Malaga Wine Region

Malaga is a province in Spain and has long been a world-renowned wine producing region. Its evolution began with the Phoenicians and thanks to other cultures such as the Greeks, Romans, and Around the nineteenth century, Malaga had 112,000 hectares of vineyards and their wines were exported to places around the world.

French wine had been on a downward spiral in the early 20th century. But they were able to revive this famous reputation because they switched their focus and grew other crops that generate revenue. Today, their wines are once again one of the world's most famous vines.

Currently, there are 3,800 hectares of vineyards in Malaga where the wines Minota and Pedro Ximenez are predominant. Malaga's diverse topographies and different climate zones allow for a diverse production of products. The city is known for its white wine, reds, and rosés.

Málaga and Sierra de Málaga wines embody the essence of the different eras and regions in which they are made. Such wines have a long tradition and are now internationally recognized by designations such as Denominación de Origen.

Terrior of Malaga Wine Region

Malaga's climate is heavily influenced by the Mediterranean Sea, which also creates a dry, hot environment. The geological diversity of soils, along with the altitude and climate characteristics create a scenario where many different types of wine can grow. These wines generally have an amazing aroma and personality. That said, the province of Malaga is divided into five distinct zones - Serrania de Ronda, Manilva, Norte, Montes de Malaga and Axarquia- each with their own distinctive climate and soils.

Malaga Wine Characteristics 

Malaga is a fortified dessert wine with a copper brownish color that's made from sun-dried, muscatel and Pedro Ximenez grapes. Malaga is sweet, floral and perfect for sipping. General Malaga wines tend to share some common flavors, like a sweet sweetness that never becomes sickly, followed by the woody aftertaste. Malaga's white wines are usually thick and enjoyable with a fruity taste. It's a type of wine that has a high sugar content, aged for at least 2 years and it'll be golden to amber in color.

Food to pair with Malaga Wine


Gazpachuelo is a soup from Spain. It originated in Malaga, where it was originally made by local fishermen. Originally, the soup was made with fish stock, mayonnaise, potatoes, garlic and egg yolks. With time though people started to add wine vinegar.

Gazpacho soup is traditionally eaten during the winter and seasonally accompanies eggs and bread. The dish also includes an olive oil, vinegar or wine based broth. This dish pairs well with a Malaga wine.

Arroz con pollo

Arroz con pollo is a traditional Spanish dish made with some of the country's most common ingredients, including chicken, spices like saffron, cumin, and coriander. It is generally believed that a similar dish, arroz con pollo, made its way to Latin American countries over the years and became popular. Today, there are many variations of the dish throughout Spain and Latin America. You can pair this dish with Malaga wine, It's a perfect match.

Places to visit near Malaga

Catedral de Málaga

The plaza has a lot of history and you can see that prosperity and misfortunes. The street is named after the noble who donated his fortune to create the church. Dating back to the 15th century, the Cathedral of Málaga replaced the city's Great Mosque and is considered a gem of Spanish Renaissance architecture. The building also has Baroque elements that were added in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción

The La Concepción Historical-Botanical Garden was established in the 19th century by the Marquis and Marchioness of Loring. These exquisitely beautiful grounds are filled with tropical, Mediterranean and subtropical flora. Among the plant species found here is Olea Europaea, also known as The Olive Tree.

Castillo de Gibralfaro

Proudly standing at the top of Mount Gibralfaro above Alcazaba castle, the Castillo de Gibralfaro is another Medieval Moorish fortress. This castle was built on the site of an ancient Phoenician lighthouse in the 10th century. The lighthouse rock that stabilizes the light's rotation around itself is called a "gebel-faro". This word derives from the Arabic and Greek words that mean "rock of the lighthouse".

Frequently asked questions about Pla i Llevant Wine

Is Malaga a good wine?

Yes, Malaga is a good wine. People have been making wine in Malaga since 3000 BC. One of the most famous wines to order in Malaga is named for the region itself.

What color is Malaga wine?

Malaga Wine is a rich, dark red that is a wonderful color.

What is the best time to visit Malaga wine region?

The best time to visit Malaga wine region is in May-June. The climate make the perfect time.

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