Wines from Ronda, one of the enchantments of Malaga
We find Rondeños wine within the cultural and historic wealth of Malaga, perhaps not the most famous from Spain, but one of the added valued of the province.
A rural getaway within the province of Malaga cannot ignore a full day of wine touring in Ronda, which is one of the most beautiful and emblematic cities in Southern Spain. Ronda is known for its bullring, one of the oldest and the cradle of bullfighting; the Tajo with its peculiar rough shape; the doors of the Islamic era; the Arab baths and the Arab King’s Palace. These are just some of the most popular attractions that tourists can find in the city. Another attraction is the gastronomy. You can also travel with the palate, as the Malaga cuisine is one of the most sought inducements for people visiting the region. Migas (fried breadcrumbs), la porra antequerana (bread, tomato, pepper cold soup), el ajoblanco (cold garlic and almond soup), Rondeña stew, espetos de sardinas (sardines skewers) or fried fish… are just a list of typical Malaga dishes. And as best pairing for any of these dishes, it will be Rondeños wines.
Ronda has built the prestige of being considered one of the cities with the most authentic wineries in Spain, already known to the Romans as ‘land of grapes’. The area is characterized by its warm weather in summer and cold in winter, which makes it a perfect place for growing grapes. Among their most qualities of the Rondeños wines from DO Malaga and Sierras de Malaga are their taste as well as the small and family development.
In an ideal Malaga rural getaway, you must include a guided tour of the main wineries in Ronda. During the tour, visitors will discover the whole process of winemaking, from visiting the vineyard, elaboration process, including different taste and sampling wines.
One of the most historic vineyards in the area is the German Federico Schatz who came to the South of Spain and settled in Ronda with a grape of their own land. Among its best wines, it should be mention the Acinipo, a fruity red wine with great complexity.
Other wineries that have managed to gain the recognition of the experts has been Morosanto with only 10 years of history; the Garcia Hidalgo family winery which uses traditional techniques and natural fertilizers; the elegant cellar El Chantre; Descalzos Viejos, located in Moorish Gothic church where we can highlight its wine DV2006, made with Merlot, Syrah and Garnacha grapes; The Cortijo Los Aguilares or the Juncal wine cellars, among others.