Luxury Málaga Food and Wine Tour

Málaga & The Axarquía

This tour will take you away from the crowds and traffic of the Costa del Sol up into the mountains of the Axarquía. Your luxury villa has stunning views of the surrounding countryside from its outdoor terraces and private pool. The wonderful staff at the villa will take care of whatever you need, including meals and cooking classes with the private chef. When you’re not lounging by the pool or enjoying local wine in the shade, head into the surrounding countryside to discover the white villages dotting the Axarquía. Nearby Málaga offers a wealth of options, from tapas bars and museums to Michelin star restaurants, and Granada’s Alhambra and Albaicín World Heritage Sites will transport you back in time.

Málaga Wine

The Axarquía produces some of the best wines in Málaga, within the Málaga and Sierras de Málaga DOs. Almost all of the production is white, from Moscatel and Romé grapes. Traditionally much of the wine here has been sweet, but high-quality, mineral dry whites are becoming more important. The vineyards of the Axarquía lie on steep slopes, and many wineries still harvest by hand and using artisan methods. 


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Málaga Countryside

Peaceful luxury

Luxury Málaga Food and Wine Tour

7 days / 6 nights

Cortijo – 5 nights / Málaga – 1 night


Highlights

  • Visit several local wineries and taste their unique wines

  • Dinners at the villa cooked by a private chef

  • Málaga market shopping and cooking class

  • Learn about local olive varieties in an olive oil tasting

  • Dinner at Restaurante Dani Garcia in Marbella (3 Michelin stars)

ALL TRIPS INCLUDE

  • Private expert professional guides

  • Exclusive private tours and visits

  • Experiences with local insiders such as chefs, winemakers, artisans, and artists

  • Luxury hotels and accommodations

  • Restaurant and wine concierge services for meals and wine tastings

  • Premium wine tastings at all wineries

  • Recommendations and reservations for restaurants in all locations

  • Private chauffeur-driven air-conditioned transportation

  • Airport and train station transfers

  • Expert travel advice and support before and during your trip


Luxury Málaga Food and Wine Tour

Day 1 – Cortijo

  • Arrive in Málaga. Transfer to your luxury villa up in the mountains. 

  • Your every need can be met here, and we've designed a private dinner cooked on-site by the chef. 

  • You can watch him as he makes traditional Andalusian dishes. Wine pairings and tapas will abound!

  • Overnight at your villa in the Axarquía

Day 2  – Cortijo – Málaga

  • Guided tour of the Atarazanas food market with the chef to explore and purchase fresh ingredients for a cooking course later in the day. 

  • The visit to Malaga might include churros and hot chocolate before the market, a quick stop at a bodega for a sample of the traditional Malaga wines, a stop at the newly opened Mercado Merced with local gourmet installations and a brief tour of the historic old center of Malaga with a stop for tapas. 

  • Back at the hotel the chef will demonstrate how to make the perfect paella with the goods purchased at the market earlier. 

  • Overnight at your villa in the Axarquía

Day 3 – Cortijo – Axarquia Winery Visits – Nerja

  • Wine tasting at a local bodega in Sayalonga (Ariyanas wines), followed by a wine-pairing lunch in Nerja featuring wines from the morning visit.  

  • Wine tasting at the smallest winery in Spain which sits at a privileged location with fantastic views of the peak of La Maroma to one side and the Mediterranean Sea to the other, just beyond the village of Canillas de Aceituno. 

  • It is the only winery in La Axarquia making a red wine with grapes grown on-site. Private dinner back at the villa-hotel.

  • Overnight at your villa in the Axarquía

Day 4  – Cortijo – Granada

  • Day trip to Granada. 

  • Visit the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens with a specialist guide. 

  • Tapas tour lunch and a stroll through the traditional Albaicín neighborhood. 

  • Return to the villa in the late afternoon

  • Dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Overnight at your villa in the Axarquía

Day 5  – Cortijo – Village & Mountains

  • Take a guided hike to a nearby village for lunch. 

  • The countryside here is spectacular, offering solitary trails through the mountains passing through Mudejar villages, and occasional glimpses to the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Overnight at your villa in the Axarquía

Day 6 –  Marbella - Málaga

  • Check out of the villa. Depending on the season you will visit a local olive oil producer and participate in the olive harvest or visit an organic caviar producer. 

  • Tapas tour lunch in Málaga. 

  • Dinner at Restaurante Dani Garcia in Marbella (3 Michelin stars).

  • Overnight in Málaga

Day 7 – Departure

  • Transfer to the Malaga airport or train station for departure


EPICUREAN SELECT | PRIVATE LUXURY TOUR EXTENSIONS

  • Spend an extra day in Málaga visiting the museums: Picasso Museum, Thyssen, Pompidou and more!

  • Spend a couple of days in Sevilla soaking up the southern ambiente.

  • Spend a day or two in Jerez. Visit sherry wineries to taste wine and learn the difference between fino, amontillado and oloroso.