Málaga - Sierras de Málaga DO

Malaga - Sierras de Malaga DO Wine Area Map
Malaga - Sierras de Malaga DO Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

This classic DO, known for centuries for its sweet fortified wines made from Moscatel and Pedro Ximénez grapes, is holding its own remarkably well after decades of recession under the pressure of tourism.

Geographically, the DO forms a T-shape, with the vineyards running along the coast to the east of Málaga city, and back up towards the sierras. A smaller third subzone lies to the west of the city.

Today, the DO is even enjoying a slight renaissance as its dessert wines are being rediscovered. Málaga producers, like those elsewhere in Andalucía, are adapting to the changing market demands for lighter wine and have set up the new Sierra de Málaga DO to allow young wines to be made in the same geographical area.


Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador de la DO Málaga - Sierras de Málaga
Pza. de los Viñeros, 1
29008 Málaga
Tel: +34 952 227 990 +34 952 228 493


Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, PDO Málaga - Sierras de Málaga


Málaga producers are adapting to the changing market demands for lighter wine.

Malaga - Sierras de Malaga DO Consejo Regulador De La Denominacion De Origen
Malaga - Sierras de Malaga DO Vineyards and Production
Area under vine

998 ha.

Altitude of vineyards

300 - 900 m.

Soil types

Limestone, slime and clay soils according to regions.

Principal grapes (w)

DO Málaga: Pedro Ximénez, Moscatel de Alejandría, Moscatel Morisco. DO Sierras de Málaga: Pedro Ximénez, Moscatel, Chardonnay, Macabeo, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Viognier.

Principal grapes (r)

Romé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shyrah and Tempranillo.

Maximum crop

11,500 kg/ha



Production 2013

25,422.01 hl

Production 2014

24,348.07 hl

Production 2015

23,461.07 hl