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The Malaga Wine Museum was born from the desire of winemakers to create a space in which to gather the culture and prestige of Malaga wines. Not just an exhibition, the Museum also offers a program of tasting courses for different levels.
Let’s find out more from the words of José Manuel Moreno Ferreiro, director of the Malaga Wine Museum and General Secretary of the CRDO Málaga, Sierras de Málaga and Pasas de Málaga.
When was the Museum born and what goals have been achieved to date?
The Malaga Wine Museum was inaugurated in July 2008. It was born from the concern and desire of the wine sector to have a space from which to spread the history, quality and prestige values of our wines and their culture. Throughout these years it has become one more within the wide range of museums in the capital of Malaga, offering a specialized theme that attracts fans and lovers of the world of wine and gastronomy.
How is the Museum structured and what does it offer to the visitor?
The Malaga Wine Museum is located in the historic center of the city, specifically in the Palacio de Biedmas, a rehabilitated building from the 18th century. It aims to be a space in which history, culture, art and training around the wines of the province of Malaga coexist. For this, it has different spaces: exhibition area- Interpretation Center, Assembly Hall, Training Classroom and Shop.
In addition, it houses the headquarters of the Regulatory Council of the Denominations of Origin “Málaga”, “Sierras de Málaga” and “Pasas de Málaga”.
The visitor can learn about the history and present of wine in Malaga: production areas, varieties, types of wines; admire a wonderful collection of lithographs from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as taste and purchase a wide selection of wines with the “Málaga” Designation of Origin and the “Sierras de Málaga” Designation of Origin.
What are the main points of interest in the museum that most attract the visitor?
The most attractive element of the Museum’s exhibition is made up of the Collection of more than 400 lithographs: wine and raisin labels and posters from the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, from the private collection of D. Manuel Martínez Molina.
At the end of the visit, the wine tasting pleasantly surprises the visitor, as they have the opportunity to learn about the global range of wines in the province, clarify doubts and purchase a wide selection of wines if they wish.
Are local wineries involved within the museum to offer the visitor a complete experience?
The activity of the Museum transcends the purely museum to become a center that promotes training and promotion around Malaga wineries and wines, and the realization of all those other activities that, starting from the vine and wine, may result in industry benefit.
n the Malaga Wine Museum, all the wineries registered in the Regulatory Council of the Denominations of Origin “Málaga”, “Sierras de Málaga” and “Raisins of Malaga” are represented, through the presence of their wines in the store , in the tastings and training activities and in the information that the Museum staff offers about the possibility of wine tourism visits to wineries in the province linked mostly to the Ronda and Malaga Wine Route, certified by ACEVIN within the Routes of the Wine of Spain.
Why is it worth visiting the Malaga Wine Museum?
Because Malaga is one of the territories that has ancestrally linked its historical, ethnographic, economic and cultural evolution to the world of wine.
Lovers of wine and wine culture in particular, and visitors to the city in general, should therefore get to know first-hand a transversal, historical product of international fame and prestige such as Malaga wine, and the best way to get to know it is by visiting its Museum.