Exploring the Finest Vineyards: Wine Tourism on the Costa Tropical de Granada

In recent years, wine tourism has emerged as a captivating way to experience the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of various regions. One such hidden gem for wine enthusiasts is the Costa Tropical de Granada, a breathtaking coastal area in southern Spain renowned for its picturesque landscapes, warm climate, and thriving wine culture. With a growing number of boutique wineries dotting the countryside, the Costa Tropical offers an immersive experience for visitors eager to discover the secrets behind some of Spain’s finest wines.

Unlocking the Treasures of Costa Tropical Vineyards

Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Costa Tropical de Granada boasts a unique microclimate ideal for viticulture. Here, the gentle sea breezes, abundant sunshine, and diverse soils create the perfect conditions for cultivating a variety of grape varietals, resulting in wines of exceptional quality and character.

Guided visits: A gateway to wine wonderland

For travelers keen on delving into the world of Costa Tropical wines, winery guided tours offer an unparalleled opportunity to explore the region’s vineyards, cellars, and tasting rooms. These tours,  provide insights into the winemaking process, from grape cultivation and harvest to fermentation and aging.

During these immersive experiences, visitors have the chance to stroll through lush vineyards, where rows of grapevines stretch as far as the eye can see. Guided by experts, they learn about sustainable viticulture practices and the unique terroir that shapes the flavor profile of Costa Tropical wines.

Indulge in Tantalizing Tastings

. At select wineries across the Costa Tropical, visitors are treated to guided tastings led by skilled sommeliers or winemakers themselves. From crisp, aromatic whites to robust, full-bodied reds, the diverse range of wines on offer reflects the region’s rich winemaking tradition and commitment to quality.

As glasses are raised and toasts exchanged, guests savor each sip, allowing the flavors and aromas to transport them on a sensory journey through the Costa Tropical’s wine country. Whether it’s a refreshing rosé perfect for a sunny afternoon or a complex reserva ideal for a special occasion, there’s a wine to suit every palate and preference.

Embracing the Essence of Enotourism

Beyond the vineyard tours and tastings, wine tourism on the Costa Tropical de Granada offers a holistic experience that celebrates the region’s culture, cuisine, and natural beauty. Many wineries host events and workshops, where visitors can deepen their understanding of wine appreciation, food pairing, and local traditions.


Bodega Señorío de Nevada

Bodega Señorío de Nevada

Bodega Señorío de Nevada in Cónchar, nestled against the Sierra Nevada mountains and under the influence of the Costa Tropical, epitomizes the region’s winemaking excellence. From these conditions and the grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Garnacha, Viognier, and Vigiriego, they obtain delicious, aromatic wines with a very distinctive personality.
This modern yet tradition-respecting winery offers immersive tours, showcasing meticulous grape cultivation and state-of-the-art production.
Tastings reveal a diverse range of exceptional wines, reflecting Granada’s terroir.
The on-site restaurant pairs wines with gourmet local fare. You can also stay at the hotel.

Guided tours
Visitors to the winery are treated to an immersive experience, delving into every facet of winemaking. Guided tours lead guests through the lush vineyards, where they can witness the meticulous care devoted to the cultivation of the grapes. The tour then progresses to the state-of-the-art winemaking facilities, where innovation and expertise converge to craft exceptional vintages.
On Wine tastings guests have the opportunity to sample a diverse selection of wines, each expressing the unique characteristics of the terroir. From the crisp freshness of whites to the bold richness of reds, the wines here exemplify the diversity and quality that define the Granada wine region.

Visits are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am in English, and at 12:30pm in Spanish, always with prior registration, either by phone  or email.
Price: €12 per person with a tasting of one wine, or €16 if you prefer to taste three of our varieties.

Bodega Señorío de Nevada

Contact information

It’s located just about 25 minutes from the center of Granada,  and 30 minutes from Motril. Follow the A44 highway (Sierra Nevada-Costa Tropical highway) on direction to Granada, take the exit 153 and follow GR-3208 road for 1,1 km.

Location: Ctra. de Cónchar, s/n, 18659, Villamena Granada
Teléfono: n958 777 092

Emaill: reservas@senoriodenevada.es

Bodegas Calvente

Bodega Calvente Jete

Nestled in the picturesque village of Jete, at the foothills of the stunning Sierra de Almijara, Bodegas Calvente offers a wine tasting experience that combines the richness of local tradition with the artistry of winemaking. This family-owned vineyard and winery invites visitors on a guided tour that unveils the secrets behind their exceptional wines, allowing guests to savor the essence of the Costa Tropical in every sip. Bodegas Calvente produce and export wines of the highest quality. They produce one of the best wines in Andalusia, and their wines are available in the most prestigious restaurants in Spain and the United States. They produce magnificent reds, whites, rosés, cavas, and oils.

Upon arrival at Bodegas Calvente, guests are greeted by the breathtaking surroundings of the Rio Verde Valley. The guided tour commences with an introduction to the history and legacy of the Calvente family, whose dedication to winemaking spans generations. Visitors gain insight into the vineyard’s commitment to sustainable and organic practices, which play a crucial role in producing high-quality grapes.

Led by experienced guides, visitors are led through the meticulously tended vineyards, where rows of lush grapevines bask in the Mediterranean sun. The guides offer a detailed explanation of the unique terroir that characterizes this region, including the influence of the surrounding mountains, the microclimate, and the specific soil compositions that contribute to the distinct flavors of Calvente wines.

Descending into the underground cellars, guests are enveloped in the cool, dimly lit atmosphere, where barrels and tanks house the aging wines. The guides provide a captivating narrative of the winemaking process, from fermentation to barrel aging, emphasizing the artisanal techniques employed by Bodegas Calvente to craft their signature blends.

Bodega Calvente Jete Costa Tropical

After the insightful tour, guests are welcomed into the charming tasting room, where the true magic happens. Here, an array of meticulously selected wines await, each representing the pinnacle of Calvente’s craftsmanship. From crisp, aromatic whites to robust, full-bodied reds, the tasting experience showcases the diverse range of wines produced by the vineyard. The wine tasting with pairing consists of a tasting of a selection of 5 wines, accompanied by a delicious sampling, achieving a perfect harmony between wine and some appetizers. For the little ones, they offer a children’s tasting for them, where they can join in the tasting with juices and soft drinks, enjoying toasting and sharing with the grown-ups.

Knowledgeable sommeliers or guides lead guests through the tasting, providing detailed tasting notes and sharing their expertise on the characteristics of each wine. They offer valuable insights into the optimal serving temperatures and potential food pairings, allowing guests to fully appreciate the nuances of each varietal.

Location: Calle Viñilla 7, Jete, Granada

Guided visits are carried out by appointment and for a limited number of people. Book online on their website.

Haza del Lino Winery and Restaurant

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Discover the authenticity and charm of Bodega Haza del Lino in Polopos, a wine destination that has captivated wine lovers since 1973. This winery is located in Sierra de la Contraviesa, just 50 minutes drive from Motril. The surroundings are pleasant, located on a mountain road with impressive views on one side of Sierra Nevada and on the other of the sea.

The tour begins amidst the highest vineyards in Europe (1150-1400 meters), where the grapes are carefully cultivated. Accompanied by expert guides, the visit starts with a welcome coffee accompanied by a brief presentation about the winery. Next, a tour of the estate’s vineyards is conducted, where visitors learn about organic cultivation methods while exploring the picturesque surroundings, including the historic “mirador del abuelo” and other local crops like fig and almond trees.

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The experience continues in the heart of the winery, where visitors can closely observe the winemaking process of each wine. From traditional wooden barrels to modern production facilities, each stage of the process is revealed in detail.

To conclude, visitors have the opportunity to taste four varieties of wine (rosé, white, young red, and aged red), paired with a variety of tapas that highlight the flavors of the region. From classics like ham and cheese to local specialties like salmorejo, each dish offers a unique gastronomic experience. For dessert, a delicious fig pudding and almond pudding are served.

haza del vino

Two visit options are offered: the winery visit, which includes a brief tour of the winery facilities followed by a tasting of two wines (white and red), accompanied by a ham and cheese tapa. It is priced at 10 euros and is available from Thursday to Sunday. The second option is the full tour with pairing, which includes a welcome coffee, a complete vineyard tour, a winery tour, and a wine pairing with an explanation of four wines and tapas. It is available from Thursday to Saturday with prior reservation one week in advance. It is priced at 50 euros.

Located next to a magnificent cork oak forest, the restaurant specializes in traditional Alpujarran cuisine. The restaurant is known for its tasty and generous portions of grilled meats with “choto al ajillo” (kid goat with garlic) as its most emblematic dish, alongside roasted leg of kid goat.

With 50 years of history in every sip, Bodega Haza del Lino invites you to immerse yourself in an experience that celebrates the passion for wine and winemaking tradition.

Location: Haza del Lino SN, Polopos, Granada, 18710

Guided visits are carried out every weekend. Book online on their website.

Restaurant is open from Thursday to Sunday.

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