3 Fantastic Vineyard Tours in Malaga [2024]

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3 Fantastic Vineyard Tours in Malaga [2024]

Do you want to book a vineyard tour in Malaga?

In that case, this article has precisely what you’re looking for – the best wine tours in the province of Malaga! 

I have been living on Costa del Sol since 2020, and have had the pleasure of sampling many of the finest wines in Southern Spain over the years.

Let me help you discover the best wines in the region, and also skip the tourist traps – I’ve done all the research for you!

Whether you like sweet wines, white wines or red wines, you can rest assured that these tours offer a real treat for your taste buds and all senses. 

Let’s choose the perfect vineyard tour for your stay in Malaga!

Don’t want to read the whole article?

In that case, I give you the best right away: this vineyard tour & wine tasting in Alora winery has 5/5 star reviews and includes a tasting of 5 wines with tapas.

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Vineyard Tours in Malaga: Top Tips

First things first: there is no need to research the vineyards near Malaga.

The last thing you want to do is to drive to the winery with a rental car – who is going to do all the wine tasting?

In this article, you will find vineyard tours that include pick-up from Malaga city center, so you can enjoy wine tourism and the best wine experiences without worrying about local traffic or drinking limits.

There are no vineyards directly in Malaga, so each tour involves a short drive out of the city, included in the tour price.

For those who want to venture into even further in Malaga region, and want a truly unique experience, I have included a day trip to Ronda in the list too.

But first – my top pick, followed by details of all three great tour options

Best Vineyard Tours in Malaga

Wine Tasting in Alora Winery

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Taste 5 Local Wines
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VINEYARD TOUR MALAGA

1. Wine Tasting Day Trip from Malaga to Alora Winery

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Rating: 5 / 5
Tasting: 5 Wines with Tapas
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Where best to experience wine tasting than in a winery itself?

This wine-tasting tour will take you 30 minutes drive away from Malaga to the pretty village of Alora, where you will visit the local winery, and get a tour of the premises before sitting down to taste 5 of their local wines with some tapas.

You will meet the owner of the winery, and learn about the cultivation of the wine, wine varieties, and much more. Most importantly, because this tasting is in an authentic setting, it will make the experience so much more memorable and enjoyable!

  • Free cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Tour in English & Spanish
  • Pick up in Malaga city centre
  • Transport to winery and back
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VINEYARD TOUR MALAGA

2. Tour, Olive Oil and Wine Tasting in Molina Winery

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Rating: 5 / 5
Tasting: Wine, Olive Oil & Tapas
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Heading out from central Malaga, after a 45-minute drive, you reach the beautiful hilltop village of Molina, where you will find a local winery.

After a stroll through the vineyards and learning about the history of winemaking, you will have a guided tour of the winery, the olive press and the mills, and finish your tour in the most impressive room of all – the aging room.

In there, you will taste olive oils and different types of wine, served with local tapas like tortilla, chorizo and olives.

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • In English & Spanish language
  • Small group max 6 people
  • Infant seats available
  • Wine & olive oil tasting included
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VINEYARD TOUR MALAGA

3. Private Vineyard Tour of Ronda with Wine Tasting

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Rating: 5 / 5
Taste: Local wines with tapas
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Fancy something a little more exclusive? This private tour will take you on an exploration of the stunning city of Ronda, and one of Ronda’s most fascinating wineries – Finca La Melonera.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Malaga, and after 1.5 hour scenic drive through the beautiful countryside, arrive at the location of the winery.

For such a small town, Ronda is one of the most important wine regions, with 28 wineries currently operating here and the history of wine making starting in Roman times.

Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Andalusian countryside, and taste best local wines in a truly authentic setting, in one of the most popular vineyards of the town.

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours
  • Duration: 8
  • In English, Spanish & German language
  • 2 Participants required
  • Pick up from your hotel included
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Tips for Booking Vineyard Tours from Malaga

As you can see from the selection above, the best places for wine lovers that involve authentic vineyard settings are pretty limited. 

Most visitors of Malaga are interested in booking a tapas tour or Malaga wine tour, which are both easily accessible from the city.

In case of vineyard tours, you have the option to book an organised tour from the options above, or find a local winery yourself and drive there.

Visiting a local winery will allow you not only to get familiar with the different varieties of the local wines, but also enjoy a beautiful scenery and spectacular views on your way.

It’s a great option for a day trip out of Malaga, but please keep in mind the legal driving limits (currently 0.3 gr of alcohol per liter of blood, and 0.15 milligrams per liter of exhaled alcohol). 

Here are some practical tips to keep in mind when booking your tour:

  • most vineyard tours start in the morning hours (10am) or around lunch time, so it’s worth checking that this will work for you
  • comfortable shoes and sun protection are a must
  • winery visits usually entail also visiting the vineyard grounds, tasting rooms, maturing rooms and a selection of tapas to accompany the food – you won’t get this experience on a local wine tour in the city
  • if you’re worried about the weather spoiling your trip, all of these tours come with 24 hour cancellation policy so you have plenty of time to adjust and change your plans
  • most tours are offered in English and Spanish language, please check carefully that the selected date and time is offered in the language you want

Malaga Wine Museum

Another convenient way to explore the wines of the region is by visiting the local wine museum in Malaga.

The museum is in the center of the old town, in a gorgeous 18th century building that used to be the Palacio de Biedmas.

It contains exhibitions from the history of wine production in Malaga and features many of the local wineries. For a modest entrance fee, you also get a tasting of 2 different wines. Guided tours are also available.

Opening hours: 10 am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Location: Plaza de los Viñeros 1, Malaga

Entrance fees: 6 euros for adults, which includes tasting of 2 local wines. Tickets available on the spot or on their website (currently doesn’t work).

Wines of Malaga

Malaga is a region rich in different wine varieties, specializing in sweet wine varieties.

Malaga has three different DO, places of origin for the wines: 1) Malaga – mostly known for sweet wine, 2) Sierra de Malaga – white and red wine, and 3) Pasas de Malaga, mostly known for raisins.

Wine, as I always say, is a matter of taste and personal preference, so I won’t be recommending any particular grapes or varieties to try.

In most of the supermarkets, you will also find only a very limited selection of local Spanish wines, at least the ones from Andalusia. You will have more luck in dedicated Bodega shops.

Final Thoughts

I hope you found the perfect Malaga vineyard tour after reading this article!

In case you’re looking for more inspiration for your stay in Malaga, below are some recommended activities and articles from the blog!

Still haven’t decided?

You can’t go wrong by booking the best option available: this vineyard tour & wine tasting in Alora winery has 5/5 star reviews and includes a tasting of 5 wines with tapas.

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