After driving about 30 minutes north of Malaga around, up into the mountains on tiny winding roads that offer a fantastic view, you come to a simple gate leading to a big wooden door.... and it is here that you find BODEGA ANTIGUA CASA DE GUARDIA.
There are no tours to sign up for and no fees to pay. You just show up and are greeted by the owner/grower/wine maker/delivery man/etc... He is a wonderful gentleman (but does not speak much English so bring your dictionary!) and is so happy to show you around his Bodega filled with barrels containing his home-grown wines.
There are no computer systems with record of his inventory....just these hand written notes on the end of each barrel... telling you when each batch was created and which wine the barrel contains. There are no special bottling machines or graphics artists making the bottles' labels... there is just this man and his family-owned business, making some of the most delicious wine I have ever tasted! Which is saying A LOT because I am much more of a beer-gal than a wine-lady!
And the pics on the wall of the tavern prove that this place was popular with the MOST FAMOUS of Malaga's locals......