Visit the only one winery among over 28 wineries in the area that cultivates organic wines with a twist: they offer wines revived from indigenous grape varietals that were almost wiped out during the phylloxera plague in the late 19th century.
Your day trip begins as your driver guide picks you up from your hotel in Malaga or Marbella and takes you along a 1.5-hour comfortable journey through the stunning and picturesque Andalusian countryside dotted with typical white villages and landscapes filled with olive, orange, almond and avocado trees.
Upon arrival at the winery you will start your 2-hour winery tour with a walk through the spacious vineyards as your expert guide explains how they recovered the lost grape varietals. You will also learn about the different soils and altitudes on the estate and the vital role they play in wine growing conditions. You will then be guided to the barrel room where you will learn the secrets of the wine making process.
Finish your tour with a delicious wine tasting and a variety of handcrafted tapas as you savor incredible scenic views of the vineyards and surrounding countryside, a truly magical landscape.
The next part of the tour takes you to the city of Ronda where you will have approximately an hour to tour the city with a guide. 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.
We will pick you up in the morning and be back in the afternoon. This will be both an educational and fun experience.
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