Wine tasting in Córdoba

Montilla-Moriles Wine Tasting in Córdoba

The Montilla-Moriles Wine Tasting in Córdoba is a promotional event organized by the Montilla-Moriles Regulatory Council, held at the esplanade of the Provincial Council of Córdoba, where all the locals gather to taste the wines of our province and sample traditional tapas, all accompanied by live music.

At the wine tasting, you will find more than 27 wineries offering the opportunity to taste over 300 prestigious wines from the Montilla-Moriles Designation of Origin. These wines are aged in American oak barrels using a system called “criaderas” or “soleras,” which involves the formation of a “flor” layer, giving these wines their distinctive character.

When is the Montilla-Moriles Wine Tasting?

The Cordoba Wine Tasting takes place for five days at the Provincial Council of Córdoba from April 20th to April 24th. During these days, the opening hours are usually from 13:00 to 17:00 and from 21:00 to 01:00, until capacity is reached. It is considered one of the main events of the Cordoba May Festival, along with the Fair, the Patios, and the May Crosses.

Location of the Montilla-Moriles Wine Tasting

Origin of the Montilla-Moriles Wine Tasting in Córdoba

The Wine Tasting in Córdoba was first held in 1983 when the Montilla-Moriles Regulatory Council took the initiative to promote the wines produced in the southern countryside of the province in Córdoba.

Origin of Montilla-Moriles Designation of Origin (D.O.).

The origin of the Montilla-Moriles Designation of Origin (D.O.) wine dates back to 1932, making it one of the oldest in our country. It allows for the commercialization of wines produced in 17 municipalities in Córdoba, including Aguilar de la Frontera, Montilla, Moriles, Doña Mencía, Montalbán de Córdoba, Monturque, Nueva Carteya, Puente Genil, and parts of Baena, Cabra, Castro del Río, Espejo, Fernán-Núñez, La Rambla, Lucena, Montemayor, and Santaella.

Well-known wineries at the Montilla-Moriles Wine Tasting

During the event, the participating wineries set up their stands at the esplanade of the Provincial Council of Córdoba, where we will find the most renowned wine companies in the province, such as:

Alvear Wineries

The oldest in Andalusia, founded in 1729 by Don Diego de Alvear y Escalera. Eight generations later, they continue to defend a way of life linked to the land and the vine.

Cruz Conde Winery

Commander of the Army of the Land Don Rafael Cruz founded this winery in the year 1902, dedicated to the production, aging, and commercialization of the finest fortified wines, whites, Pedro Ximenez, and Brandies.

Toro Albalá Wineries

It was founded in 1992 by a small farmer, José María Toro Albalá, who kept old wines for the creation of exquisite wines for the most demanding palates.

Robles Winery

Dedicated to winemaking since 1927 by the Robles family. At the end of the 90’s they decided to incorporate organic viticulture and work with native yeasts to the winery’s tradition.

Pérez Barquera Winery

Three brothers, José, Julián and Emilio Pérez Barquero founded the winery in 1905, which offers a range of young wines, fortified wines and brandies.

What wines will we find at the Montilla-Moriles wine tasting in Cordoba?

In this famous event in the capital of Cordoba we will be able to taste a great variety of wines aged in American oak barrels from the most important wineries in the province. Where we will be able to differentiate three types.

The wines aged in this D.O. have dry and fruity aromas:

  • Young wine
  • White wine without aging
  • Aged white wine

Fortified wines, aged by special processes to increase their stability and alcohol content with 100% Pedro Ximénez grapes:

  • Fino
  • Amontillado.
  • Palo Cortado.
  • Oloroso.

A variety with a tendency to liqueur with the usual pale gold color obtained from a blend of dry wine and sweet wine:

  • Pale Cream.
  • Cream

And finally, the sweets, made from grapes subjected to sunlight, being:

  • Pedro Ximénez.
  • Moscatel.

In addition, organic wines are increasingly present, with the predominant variety being white Pedro Ximénez.

Photos of the Montilla-Moriles wine tasting in Córdoba

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Montilla-Moriles Wine Tasting Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where is the Montilla-Moriles wine tasting in Cordoba?

    The Cordoba Wine Tasting takes place in the esplanade of the Provincial Council of Cordoba.

  2. What day does the Montilla-Moriles Wine Tasting in Cordoba start?

    The Cordoba Wine Tasting begins on April 20 and lasts 5 days until April 24.

  3. How much is the entrance fee for the Montilla-Moriles Tasting in Cordoba?

    Admission during the day is free. For the evening sessions it is essential to purchase tickets, which cost around €15.