MARBELLA WINE TOUR
Marbella may have sun, sea & glamour but there are also vineyards to be found only an hour away!
Most visitors have been coming to the Costa del Sol to enjoy the sun, sea and sand since the 1950s when Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe fell in love with the area and built a beachfront house, drawing waves of celebrities afterwards. However, most people are not aware that the prince was also the first to revive wine production in the region with the introduction of full-bodied and sophisticated red wine vineyards to nearby Ronda during the early 1980s!
On your Wine Tour to the vineyards of Ronda, you will encounter passionate boutique family cellars with humble roots and fabulous terroir to produce exceptional, full-bodied red wine (along with a few fresh rosés and crisp white wines too). With such wonderful wine, intimate family cellars and splendid scenery, no wonder the Ronda Wine Tour is our most popular option!
The number of wineries (and wine) you want to taste, and the time you wish to spend exploring Ronda old town is entirely up to you as our tour is extremely flexible. Our Ronda Three Cellar Wine Tour is an all day tour focusing on wine, while the One or Two Cellar Tour includes Ronda sightseeing.
Must See Ronda
When visiting Spain, one should not miss a visit to the historic town of Ronda. Both displaying wonderful Moorish architecture and incredible views over the Tajo Gorge from the Puente Nuevo bridge that joins the Moorish old town and the newer El Mercadillo parts of the city. And, of course, not forgetting the famous Ronda Bullring – the birthplace of modern bullfighting in Spain.
Ronda is in fact and ancient wine region, with evidence of winemaking for many millennia from Phoenician and Roman times. Today the boutique wineries produce mostly red wines from a variety of grapes all at an elevation higher than 750m above sea level that proves elevation matters.
Here you can sample acclaimed monovarietal reds and red blends from grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache, Petit Verdot and others, as well as organic and even natural and sulphite-free wines too! During the heat of summer, chilled rosé and fresh whites are also popular tasting choices.
RONDA FULL DAY WINE TOURS
Apart from the generous tapas servings at each tasting, various lunch options are possible with our Tannin Trail Tours. Stay in touch on Instagram to follow our seasonal choices!
Your visit to Ronda is accompanied by our Ronda Essentials Map and insider tips for the best viewpoints, sights, coffee shops, secret corners and restaurants. We can even arrange a wine pairing lunch reservation at one our favourite restaurants.
Ronda wineries produce highly awarded wine, with many of them often rated at 90+ Points in various local and international wine reviews, and thus representing very good value for price.