Museo del Vino, Malaga

Museo del Vino, Malaga (must see)

In the historic center of the city lies this unique museum devoted to the wines produced in and around Málaga. Museo del Vino not only has a range of wine-related exhibits but also serves as an educational facility for those who wish to learn about wine and its history.

The museum is housed in an 18th-century building called the Palais of Biedmas. Pedro Morales started the distillery here in 1830. It was the first distillery in Andalusia. Morales created a unique brand of wine called Pedro Morales Aguardiente de Ojén. Aguardiente was distilled from Málaga’s muscatel grape and flavored with anise. Soon it became famous all over the world for its taste, potency and unique coffin shaped bottle. The distillery and the recipe for Aguardiente disappeared in 1920 with no male heir to carry the family tradition forward. In 1997, the distillery was refurbished and turned into the Museo del Vino.

Visitors can travel through the history of winemaking in Málaga and its traditions while viewing exhibits at the museum. There are over 400 antique lithographs, wine bottles, wine and barrel labels, hand-painted tiles showing the life of agriculturists in Andalusia, winemaking implements, and raisin boxes. Cellar and winery tours are arranged and wine tasting afternoons are organized by the museum.

Why You Should Visit:
To enjoy reading about the ancient history of Spanish winemaking, but (let's be honest) to enjoy wine-sampling even more.
If you're looking to bring home a souvenir, the museum sells all of their sample wines in the tasting room.

Tip:
If you don't arrive by 4pm, they may not let you in.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 10am-2pm
Closed: January 1, 6; December 24, 25, 31

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Sight Name: Museo del Vino
Sight Location: Malaga, Spain
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums Walking Tour in Malaga, Part I  

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