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Enjoy a Wine Tour in Ronda (from Malaga or Marbella)
You can enjoy breathtaking views wherever you look, and the dramatic iconic gorge and Puente Nuevo bridge are something you need to experience.
Although it’s not located far from the coast, Ronda feels like a world away. By all means, this is the perfect day trip, if you are planning ashort visit from Marbella or Malaga makinf it a perfect destination for a Wine tour in Ronda (from Malaga or Marbella).
Ronda, a paradise for wine tourism
Ronda is a mecca for wine tourism. Ronda’s uniqueness is due to its particular location in the southernmost latitude of the Mediterranean arch.
The geological diversity of the soils, together with the altitude and the climatic characteristics make up a biodiverse scenario that develops red, white and rosé wines with a great display of aromas and great personality.
Exploring the Serranía de Ronda Wine Route
The area near Ronda has a long and rich winemaking history. There is even a special tourist route called Serranía de Ronda Wine Route. The local wineries, which are famously called bodegas in Spanish, can give you a chance to try amazing wines.
The wines of Serrania de Ronda, are made with the white varieties of Chardonnay, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, and Viognier; and red Romé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shyrah, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Graciano, Malbec, Monastrell and Tintilla de Rota.
All in all, there are 18 wineries on the route, and visiting any of them can turn into an unforgettable cultural and gastronomic experience.
To enjoy fantastic wines and get the best of what the wine tour in Ronda can offer, you can take advantage of the tips we can give.
A to Z of Ronda’s wine tour
Planning a day trip is the first thing that must be done. Since there are almost two dozens of wineries, you need to be selective and navigate around. Do some research and plan your visit to a few of them. Your day trip should ideally include not more than 2-3 bodegas.
Available online are the names and contact information of all the local bodegas. Each of them has its own spirit and a set of special offers, so you’d better find something to your liking beforehand.
It would be equally important to read the tourists’ comments and reviews. In some cases, you will also need to book a visit in advance or pre-order some wine experiences or tastings.
When in Ronda’s Old Town, don’t miss the opportunity to start you visit with the local Wine Museum, where Ronda Wine Information Centre is located.
In its 12 rooms, there’s so much to be discovered and learned about the early (and the latest) days of wine making, the ways to harvest excellent grapes, process and eventually bottle superb wine. Guided visits and tastings are highly recommended.
It is equally amazing to see the vineyards and descend to the wine cellars. Visiting different places and tasting different wines, you will be able to compare and find what suits you best. However, do not try to pack too many bodegas in one day itinerary: you will get bored and feel they repeat one another.
Mix your wine experience with tasting traditional Spanish food of this mountainous region. You may find it different from what you can consume in Marbella or Malaga.
The meals are rich and hearty, the portions are bigger, and the food spicier. You are strongly recommended to taste Oxs tail, stews, partridge, and wild boar. A lunch like this will make you feel prepared for visiting another vineyard.
During the wine tour, you will drive through astounding landscapes, taste the best samples of wine in beautiful bodegas, and stroll the charming streets of Ronda’s historical center.To help you enjoy the amazing wines and vineyards of Ronda, we offer a fantastic day trip from Malaga or Marbella.
If you want everything to be planned for you, there are many options to book an organized tour, which includes not only visits to wineries and wine tasting, but also guided sightseeing in Ronda.
Ronda Wine Tour
- Private winery tour from Malaga or Marbella
- Private driver and tour guide in english or spanish
- Fabulous wine tasting & tapas
- Admire the town of Ronda
- Discover secret corners of the Old Town of Ronda.
Spend a day at Finca La Melonera, one of Ronda’s most fascinating wineries. The area around Ronda has been known for wine making since Roman times and the tradition continues to this day. There are over 28 wineries in this area today. Finca La Melonera is especially interesting being an organic winery that revived the indigineous grapes of Ronda that were wiped out in a plague in the late 19th century.
The driver will meet you at the port of Malaga, or your hotel, where you will begin your approximately hour and a half journey to Finca La Melonera Winery. The drive will take you through some beautiful andalusian countryside dotted with typical white villages and a landscape full of olive, orange, almond and avocado trees.
The winery is located in the countryside in a contemporary building overlooking the beautiful countryside and the vineyards. The 2 hour tour of the Winery will begin with a walk through the vineyards where your guide will explain the task of recuperating the lost grape varieties and difference of growing conditions on the estate according to different altitudes and soil conditions.
Visitors will be taken to the barrel room where the wine making process will be explained. Finally your tour of the winery will end with a wine tasting accompanied by a selection of tapas.
The next part of the tour takes you to the city of Ronda where you will have approximately an hour to tour the city on your own. Ronda is one of the most beautiful and historic towns in Andalusia. Ronda is a mountain top city nestled on the dramatic El Tajo Gorge, which separates the old and new parts of the city.
Ronda is one of Spain´s oldest towns dating back to Islamic times when it was an important cultural city. Hemingway described Ronda as the most romantic town in Spain.
Cross the impressive Puente Nuevo bridge, Ronda´s most famous landmark, which straddles the deep Gorge and connects the Moorish part of Ronda with the modern part of the city.
Ronda offers the visitor a variety of monuments well worth seeing. The Arab Baths, built at the end of the 13th century, are the best preserved in Spain.
The old wall and gate to the city give a unique glimpse into Ronda´s Islamic past. The Palacio de Mondragon houses the municipal museum and has some spectacular gardens. It was built by and the residence of the Moorish King Abomelik and used later as a residence for King Ferdinand and Queen Isabelle after the reconquest.
The city also has some impressive churches including the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor. The Jardines de Cuenca (Cuenca Gardens) should not be missed as they are located on ledges over the Tajo and offer spectacular views of the countryside and city.
Ronda is home of modern bullfighting so a visit to its famous bullring cannot be missed. The El Maestranza bullring is one of the oldest and most impressive in Spain. There is a museum and guided audio tour of the bullring.
After visiting Ronda, we will drive you back to your hotel, apartment or cruise ship terminal.
PRICES PER GROUP SIZE
|Larger groups||Please inquire|
Your hotel, apartment or cruise ship terminal
Recommended 9:00 AM
Approximately 5 PM