TOMA & COE launches ‘Wonderful Wine Weekend’ Tours in Andalucía for 2018
Discover “The Spain you Never Knew” and explore the lesser-known boutique bodegas of Andalucía with Spanish Travel Experts TOMA & COE's new 'Wonderful Wine Weekend' tours. Travel PR agency Pilot PR finds out more.
The Wonderful Wine Weekend tours will run from Thursday through to Sunday and feature TOMA & COE’s favourite, off-the-beaten-track wineries in three wine regions of Andalusia they take place on the following dates:
May 17 – May 20
Sept 20 – Sept. 23
Nov 8 – 11
The tours cover two areas of the Wine Region or Denominación de Origen of Sierras de Malaga/ Malaga: the area in the hills just to the East of Malaga and the area close to Ronda. The other D.O guests will explores is Montilla – Moriles and the fortified wines of the province of Córdoba.
Each tour starts and ends in Malaga and in addition to TOMA & COE’s favourite, off-the-beaten-track wineries, is packed with gastronomic delights, fabulous accommodation, stunning scenery, comfortable transportation from hotel to winery, and time out to relax too.
Itinerary highlights include:
Visit the Sierra de Malaga; a Denominación de Origen (D.O.) known for its sweet Moscatel wine. The vineyards of the hilly Axarquia region, where the two wineries are located, are picturesquely terraced on steep slopes. The grapes are picked traditionally by hand and carried by donkeys.
Visit to DO Montilla-Moriles in Cordoba province. This region produces fortified white wines known as the “cousins” of sherry; they share the same dry climate, chalky albariza soil and solera aging and blending system, although Pedro Ximenez grapes are used rather than palomino. Amontillado, a type of sherry, gets its name from Montilla.
Thursday and Friday night are spent at the Parador de Antequera, a modern,comfortable hotel in this charming, historic town, offering superb views of famous rock formations La Peña de los Enamorados and La Cabeza del Indio.
The tour heads west to the Sierra de Ronda, part of the D.O. Sierra de Malaga, known for its superb tintos (red wines). Visit one of Spain’s smallest vineyards, at just one hectare, and another in a converted 16th-century monastery, where the wine barrels are stored in the chapel.
Stay at the newly refurbished Hotel Reina Victoria in Ronda, a fabulously-situated period gem over 100 years old, built by English railway entrepreneur Mr Henderson.
For full details of the tour visit: www.tomaandcoe.com/trips/andalucian-wine-tour/