A little bit of history
The wine trail
If we look at its etymology, the name of “Cómpeta” would come from the Latin Compita-Orum, which means “crossroads”, being precisely Cómpeta the meeting place of two old roads: on the one hand, the one that joins the Sierra de la Alpujarra with La Axarquía, and on the other, the one that goes from the coast to Granada. Some roads that have now become a very popular wine route.
Tour the towns in the area
Cómpeta, Sayalonga, Nerja or Torrox are part of the so-called Ruta del Vino. And is that their wines, made from muscatel grapes, have achieved well-deserved fame, both nationally and internationally. Of course, they have their own Wine Festival.
The Night of Wine
Traditionally, every 15th of August the peasants of the town said goodbye to their families in the Plaza de la Almijara before going to the farmhouses to collect the harvest. The custom became a party and today you can see in Cómpeta how the Muscatel grape wine was made in the past. And, of course, you can also try it and enjoy it, but always in moderation.