Cortijo Los Aguilares

You’ve probably already visited Ronda, its bullring (that gorge!). But here’s yet another reason to skirt up the winding roads to one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

At a height of more than 900 metres and with extreme temperature variations influenced by the tides of the Mediterranean, Cortijo Los Aguilares meticulously cultivates wines that produce singular, award-winning brews.

Basque couple José Antonio and Victoria Itarte decided to run for the hills – literally – and ended up in Ronda, where they planted 17 acres of vineyards and. Led by winemaker Bibi García, Cortijo Los Aguilares ended up with what is now one of the most esteemed names in the industry and the medals to show for it: In 2011 the Pinot Noir won an international gold medal in Switzerland and two years earlier, the “Great Gold Medal”.

After harvest, grapes are carefully fermented and stored in impressive 500-litre oak casks, followed by ageing in French oaks for eight months.

Fresh, fruity and floral, there’s nothing more thrilling that tasting the very terrain you step upon.

Take a private tour through each step of the wine-making process and enjoy a picnic deep in the Ronda Serranía with a glass of their Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Merlot or Syrah.

Just one hour from the Marbella Club in a private transfer. Contact our Concierge to delve deeper.

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