10 Things to Know about Malaga Wine

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Wine serves as a deserving drink that has a lot of consumers in the whole world. Malaga wine is among the world class types of sweet wines with a rich history of evolution from the earliest of times in the ancient Spanish territory. As such, Malaga wine has taken our full attention that we have compiled a list of the wondrous things you never knew about this excellent drink.

1. Origin of Malaga Wine

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Created from ancient periods of the Greek men in the 600BC, Malagan wine with the original name of ‘Malagan syrup’ was made from grapes in the old Roman town of Malaga. Malagan wine had a steady growth in popularity among the townsmen with the addition of brandy to it to make it last longer. Actions of the Greek men alongside the time-honored life of the bewitching wine in the Malagan region gave rise to the name Malagan Wine.

2. Home of Malaga Wine

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For the ‘talk of the city’ wine to be crowned the magnificent title of Malagan wine it has to age in Malaga. Several regions in Malaga filled with orchards have the ability to produce Malagan wine. The parts of Sierra de Almijara, Antequera, Archonida, San Pedro Alcantara, Velez Malaga and Compenta, served as the earliest areas for production, but that faded with the introduction of dry wine in the twentieth century. However, Malagan sweet red wine has gained a lot of popularity presently with its consumption rising rapidly. Currently, villages of Frigiliana and Velez produce lots of Malagan wine

3. Source of Malagan Wine

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Malagan wine is sourced from two well-known types of grapes that are Moscatel and Pedro Ximenez grape types. Mountainous areas that produce this two kinds of grape varieties are the La Axarquia, Montes de Malaga and Zone Norte. The wines are later collected by donkeys since the areas are very steep. In some of this regions, the wine is made by first drying the grapes to make raisins. The raisin is later fermented through modern and traditional methods of fermentation to make the celebrated Malagan wine. The, now ready for consumption, wine is then stored in cellars to await transportation.

4. Production Lines of Malagan Wines

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The sweet Malagan wine, categorized into two categories with each category intended to satisfy the needs of different consumers. A sweet wine can either be Vinos de Licor and Vinos Tranquilos. Vinos de Licor is sweet wine with the alcohol levels kept in mind to range from fifteen to twenty-two percent alcohol concentration. Vinos tranquilos is wine made without the alcohol levels not kept in mind.  Vinos tranquilos can be made from overripe grapes or sun dried ones. For the white wine, it is mainly made by using modern cold fermentation methods.

5. Classification of Malagan Wines

Malagan wines are either classified as dry wines or sweet wines with the sweet wines gaining a lot of attention from consumers. When classified according to the aging period of the wine in the cask, there are four certain names in mind. “Malaga” is wine aged from six to twenty-four months, ‘Malaga noble’ is wine aged three years and below, ‘Malaga Anejo’ is the second oldest wine in the group and lastly “Malaga trass Anejo” is wine most decrepit after the three groups. Malagan wine is also by produced by being made to pass several rounds in the sun. The longer the wine passes, the sweeter it is. Wine grows in value as it ages.

6. Wineries in Malaga

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There are several wineries in Malaga that own their vineyards to produce wine. Visiting the wineries can be arranged to know more about the wine making process. The following are wineries with the types of grapes used and contact details as well as approximate charges. Bodegas Bentomiz winery produces sweet wines by using Muscatel and Garnacha grapes with contact details of 952 504 706, Bodegas Bentomiz produces the same sweet wine but uses extra grapes of Tempranilopetit Verdot and Rome grapes with contact details of 952 115 939.


  • Name: Bodegas Bentomiz
  • Address: Finca El Aldomendro, Pago Cuesta Robano,29752 Sayalonga, Malaga, Spain
  • Phone: +34 951 38 67 06
  • Email: info@bodegasbentomiz.com
  • Website: http://www.bodegasbentomiz.com/index.php?lang=en

7. Malagan Restaurants

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By the fact that Malagan wine is available easily in Malaga implies that’s it is very unlikely to miss Malagan wine in restaurants in Malaga. The sweet taste and the distinct red color in Malagan wine make it a must in any meal in a Malagan restaurant. Malagan Wine is integrated into most meals especially wheat products and salty foods. One Michelin restaurants Costa del Sol is a good place to enjoy Malagan wine in meals as it has the touch of the local Malagan culture and its location in the port of Malaga.


  • Name: Costa del Sol S.L.U
  • Address: Plaza del Marina n4,29015, Malaga, Spain
  • Email: info@costadelsol.travel
  • Contact: +34952126272

8. Malagan bars and joints

El Pimpi Malaga
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Just as the restaurants need wine for customers so do the Malagan bars and joints. The wine consumed in the Malagan bars and common is a great deal. With the medical advantages of wines, it’s a public notion to have wines drinks during relaxing in the evening. To enjoy fully the experience of a Malagan wine bar, Bodega-Bar El Pimpi is a place to visit surely. It’s located in the central in the Malagan town and serves a variety of wines from all over Malaga at reasonable prices. It also has the sense of wine history as it is located in an old aged castle and has ancient paintings of Malaga. El Pimpi undoubtedly expresses the value of the Malagan wine.


9. Malagan Wine Museum

Seated right in the heart of the town of Malaga, the Malagan Wine Museum offers a chance to gain knowledge on the history of the Malagan wine making. The museum also provides an opportunity to see the magnificent historical wine bottles that are hundreds of years old. You also get to have a chance of wine tasting courtesy of the museum. The staff at the Malaga Museum give detailed tours, and they exhibit the passion for Malagan wine. The Malagan Wine Museum is a mandatory stop for anyone who wants to learn deeply about Malagan wine.


  • Name: Malaga Wine Museum
  • Address: Plaza de los Vineros,1,29008, Malaga, Spain
  • Phone: 34 952 22 84 93
  • Website: http://www.museovinomalaga.com/

10. Malagan wine as Heritage

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Malaga wine has served as the heritage of the Malaga townspeople. Knowledge of ancient stories about wine production is passed on to the young generation in Malaga. The museum preserves the Malagan cultural heritage and at the same time serves as a way by which Malaga can be identified internationally due to its wine. Malagan people can feel proud to have something in common that unites them and at the same time earns revenue to the town and a source of living for people in the town. Malaga Wine is a general household requirement in Malaga and hence a heritage from several generations.

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