What are the wines like?
These are 'still' wines. The white wines produced on the route are made from the varieties Chardonnay, Colombar, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Viognier, while red wines are from Romé, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Graciano, Malbec, Monastrell and Tintilla de Rota grapes. In general, these wines are fruity in the nose, with a bouquet that mellows in older wines and acquires the complexity and distinctive aromas characteristic of mature wines. On the palate these wines are rounded, long-lasting, and fuller and more concentrated in the case of aged wines. The white wines are straw coloured with greenish highlights which are enhanced with hints of gold in aged wines. The reds vary from a deep violet to crimson or brick red where they have undergone a long ageing process. Finally, the rosés have a range of pinkish to reddish tones.
What I can find
Wine tasting courses, vinotherapy treatments, concerts in wineries, walks in vineyards, tastings of local cuisine, a wine visitors’ centre… Outdoor activities for all ages, including cycle touring, kayaking, canyoning, hiking, bird-watching, experimental archaeology, hot-air balloon rides, caving, observing the Spanish Fighting Bull… A wide-ranging cultural programme including festivities of interest for tourists, such as the fair and fiestas of Pedro Romero, and Easter traditions in Ronda and Arriate.
How to get here
The Wine Route is served by various international airports nearby. Jerez airport (Cadiz) is a little over 100 kilometres away; and the airports of Seville and Malaga are at a distance of 125 kilometres.Major ports nearby are Algeciras (about 100 kilometres), Malaga (118 kilometres) and Cadiz (around 150 kilometres). It also has a variety of road connections from Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Malaga, Marbella and Seville.
The Serranía de Ronda Wine and Winery Route covers the municipalities of Arriate and Ronda. The latter has been declared a Property of Cultural Interest due to its historic heritage featuring particularly the Arab baths, the Mondragón Palace, the bullring of the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda and the Collegiate Church of Santa María, among other monuments.