A bit of our history
In the 18th century, Malaga was known throughout the world for the export of its wines.
These wines from vines grown in the Montes de Málaga (now a Natural Park) were produced in houses called “lagares”.
In 1878, with the arrival of phylloxera (vine disease) from France, the vineyards were destroyed.
The inhabitants of the Montes de Málaga are forced to abandon their “lagares” in search of other ways of life.
Most families emigrate to America and the lagares become ruins or are transformed.
Only a few of them have survived to the present day.
Lagar los Pilones today
Lagar los Pilones is an example of this ancient way of life,
It has been preserved by being passed down from father to son for many generations.
In 2003 it was restored respecting its original structure and preserving the elements of winemaking such as the press, which crushed the grapes, or the large earthenware jars buried in the ground where the wine fermented.
Today, Lagar los Pilones is a meeting place for families of several generations. Grandparents, parents and grandchildren who don’t see each other as much as they would like or groups of friends who want to enjoy their vacation together.
Walls steeped in history
You ended up living in a different city or country than your parents and siblings.
And life goes by so fast that we need to squeeze out the little moments we spend with the ones we love the most.
Moments as precious as a meal around a big table, the laughter of the little ones or an endearing conversation under a tree.
The walls and gardens of Lagar Los Pilones are full of simple stories that were magical for those who lived them.
Are you willing to contribute to expand these stories with your own experiences?