Axarquia VIP Wine Tour with Gourmet Winery Lunch Experience

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  • Live Guide
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 8 hr

Learn with a local wine expert about the history of wines in the region, the native grape varieties, the soil and climate that make the wines in this area so unique. Meet the traditional villagers that have been making the artisan sweet Malaga wine for centuries and hear about their heroic farming techniques and sun drying the grapes. Taste the traditionally made sweet Malaga wines that have been produced in the area for centuries. Then learn about the new modern wine making techniques being used by the younger generations to produce outstanding still and sparkling wines in the region.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Rootz Wine Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Competa

Discover the beautiful white washed villages of the Axarquia, just 20 minutes in land from Malaga and then learn about the wine history in the hands of a local wine expert. You will be picked up at your accommodation on the Costa del Sol and driven in a 4WD, luxury minivan to one of 4 villages; Competa, Moclinejo, Sedella and Sayalonga. Your WSET level 4 wine guide will then take you to two local wineries. First, you will visit a a traditional family run winery passed through 3 generations. You will learn and experience the heroic farming techniques, recently recognised by the UNESCO as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS), where mules are still used to plough and farm the vineyards. You will get to taste the range of traditional sweet Malaga wines and the modern still wines from Sierras de Malaga.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Sayalonga

You will then be taken to visita a modern vineyard, that still used traditional techniques to dry their grapes on mats to concentrate the sugars for sweet wines, as well as stainless steel tanks and french oak barrels for their full bodeied reds. After the vineyard visit, sit and enjoy the spectacular view from the winery restaurant and savour a delicious gourmet 3 course meal made from local grown, seasonal produce, paired with a range of red, white, rosé and a sweet wine from Malaga.

Duration: 4 hour
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