The oenological tours I propose include the famed three production areas in Southern Spain, the Andalusia region -Spanish wine appellations (D.O.) of Malaga, Ronda and Jerez -Sherry-.
- East of Marbella for Malaga bodegas -wineries and cellars- producing wines known for their sweetness, most of them being obtained from moscatel -muscat- mature grapes and Pedro Ximenez grapes variety also used for the production of sultanas. A few villages are visited according to the duration of the tour. Typically, it will include some towns and white villages like Marbella the jetsetters showplace with its old town and its plush Five Stars palace hotels and private palaces like Arabia Saudi's King summer residence. Mijas and its wine museum is also on our route. Malaga and its tapas bars by the Picasso Museum. Axarquia area -like travelling in the 19th century-, Macharaviaya, Nerja, Frigiliana, Competa, Almáchar and its Raisin Museum, Comares, and can lead as far northeast as Antequera so well described by Washington Irving in its famous "Tales of the Alhambra".
- West of Marbella, in the Cadix province, the amateur will be looking for a variety of Jerez wines known as sherry, dry or sweet, from light gold to dark mahogany, manzanilla, oloroso etc. They are produced in world famous wineries like Gonzalez Byass makers of "Tio Pepe" sherry and Lepanto brandy and Osborne in which cellars the "Soberano" brandy is being aged. In the province of Cordoba the less known "fino" is produced in a great number of wineries around Montilla Moriles villages. There are many mouth watering options , from tapas on the beaches near Jerez town to a wonderful lunch in a famed restaurant, from seing the famous Jerez Horse Show, to visiting places like Gibraltar, Sotogrande Valderrama Golf Club home of the Ryder Cup, Medina Sidonia, Casares, Ronda, Gaucin, Algatocin and many more.
- North of Marbella, unique Ronda city, breathtaking landscape, delicious red wine, exclusive Bodega in ancient 16th century monastery followed by visit of Casares, still unpolluted white village.