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The Best Places for Wine Tasting in Morocco

Get ready to discover your next favorite bottle in this underrated wine region.

Morocco might not be the first place you think of when it comes to wine tasting. But this vibrant North African country is now the second-largest wine-producing country in the Arab world and is home to a spectacular variety of vineyards as far south as Essaouira and as far north as Fes. Here, you’ll find a variety of delicious Moroccan wines thanks to the breeze from the nearby Atlantic Ocean and the shade from the Atlas Mountains. The best part? Wine tasting here comes with a practically-guaranteed beautiful backdrop of mountain peaks, bronze desert plains, and deep blue skies.

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Volubilia-Domaine de la Zouina

Just outside of Meknès, you’ll find Volubilia-Domaine de la Zouina: a family-run vineyard specializing in Syrah and Cabernet grapes set on a beautiful colonial estate. The Domaine de la Zouina is part of the largest wine region of Morocco and is famed for its signature wines and endless stretches of grape vines, stretching as far as the eye can see.

As well as being widely regarded as one of Morocco’s best spots for wine tasting (its owners are well-known French winemakers from the Bordeaux region), Volubilia-Domaine de la Zouina is also a top choice for enjoying other locally sourced delicacies. While you sip on a variety of local wines, you can dig into olive oils, dried fruit, and goat cheeses sourced from the Meknès region. If your tooth is a little sweeter, the vineyard also offers a wine-tasting package with chocolate pairings.

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Chateau Roslane

Chateau Roslane is one of the most popular vineyards in Morocco, set on a gorgeous estate with its own boutique hotel and spa. A great option for relaxation with plenty of incredible wines to sample during your stay, a wine-tasting session at Chateau Roslane comes with a backdrop of lavender fields under soft blue skies.

Here, you’ll sample a truly unique wine: Château Roslane is protected by the AOC “Les Côteaux de l’Atlas” label and comes with the prestige to match. When the weather cools at the end of the day, curl up in one of the hotel’s cozy leather armchairs or feast upon a multi-course dinner at the gourmet restaurant L’Oliveraie.

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Le Val d’Argan

While most of Morocco’s vineyards are found in and around Meknès, Le Val d’Argan is located further south in the country close to surf-hub Essaouira. This is a vineyard that incorporates all of the technology alongside its rich, cultured surroundings. Perfect for wine-lovers who don’t discriminate between reds or whites, Le Val d’Argan offers Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Marselan as well as Muscat, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Ugni Blanc, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, and Muscat with small grains of beaumes-de-venise.

As Morocco’s most southern vineyard, Le Val d’Argan enjoys the warmest weather and is the first and only Moroccan vineyard exclusively dedicated to grape varieties of the Rhône Valley. While the wine factory here is on the smaller side, the flavors you’ll taste are definitely larger than life.

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Domaine de Baccari

Domaine de Baccari is located in the first foothills of the Middle Atlas at an altitude of 650 meters, which means awe-inspiring views over nearby Meknès while you’re sipping your way through their offerings. Ideal for red wine lovers, Domaine de Baccari produces some of the most famous wines in Morocco: try the Premiere De Baccari Red 2016.  

While this might be one of the larger vineyards around, it still comes with a family-friendly atmosphere. During low periods, you might be treated to a spontaneous private tour of the place, complete with the owner’s adorable dog in tow. Even if you’re visiting during a busy period, you’ll still leave with armfuls of knowledge (and likely armfuls of bottles).

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Domaine des Ouled Thaleb Estate

The number of vineyards might be ever-rising in Morocco, but if you’re hoping to explore the industry the traditional way, there’s nowhere better to visit than Domaine des Ouled Thaleb Estate. The oldest vineyard in Morocco, its history stretches back to 1927 and lead the revival of the country’s wine industry in the 1990s.

Only 20 miles northeast of Casablanca, Domaine des Ouled Thaleb Estate pairs with farmers from the surrounding areas to produce a range of classic-style wines. This is an opportunity to explore one of Mother Nature’s best combinations: the cool breeze from the ocean and the shade from the Atlas Mountains combine to produce undoubtedly some of the best wines in Morocco. Not sure where to start? You’ll find 19 different varieties of both wine and table grapes at this vineyard, so come with a large group for best results!

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Celliers de Meknès

If you’re something of a wine snob, you’ll appreciate the facts when it comes to Celliers de Meknès. This prestigious vineyard covers nearly 2000 hectares in total, making it one of Morocco’s most prestigious designations and producing incredible wine with some of the finest technology in the industry.

Once called a place “where magic is made,” Celliers de Meknès is owned and run by Morocco’s pioneers of modern wine in the country and never fails to impress. Their most famous offering, the Guerrouane Les Trois Domaines 2017, is also an inexpensive one, setting you back only around $10 per bottle. If you can’t get to the vineyard anytime soon but still want to sample its offerings, this is also one of the easiest Moroccan wines to find internationally.

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La Mamounia

La Mamounia isn’t just a celebrity-favorite hotel in Morocco, it’s also one of the best places in the country to go for some wine tasting. This five-star hotel in Marrakech offers private wine tasting in a seriously luxe setting, down in its intimate basement bar.  

Check-in here (or just pop by for the day) to sample a superb selection of five Moroccan wines under the guidance of the hotel’s Head Sommelier. As well as being a truly beautiful place to enjoy a glass of wine, this wine-tasting experience doesn’t require any lengthy drives into the countryside. Spend some time sipping away before venturing back out to explore the vibrancy of Marrakech close by.

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Le 68 Bar à Vin

Le 68 Bar à Vin might just be Marrakech (or even Morocco)’s most famous wine bar. Chic and stylish, this wine bar offers an extensive selection of both Moroccan and international wines, served up in a suave setting with a Parisian vibe.

Le 68 Bar à Vin is a great spot for discovering new wines, thanks to its endlessly-friendly team of experts behind the bar. It’s also widely appreciated for its curated dishes, which you can pair with your wines throughout the course of the evening. The only problem with this spot? You’ll realize there’s never enough time (or space in your body) to sample everything you’re eyeing up.

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Les Deux Tours

A spot of wine tasting at Les Deux Tours comes with a side of beautiful views no matter where you’re seated. This prestigious five-star hotel features elegant terraces, vaulted ceilings, manicured gardens, and French fine dining, as well as a huge selection of wines.

Sample both Moroccan and French offerings from its base in the peaceful La Palmeraie on the outskirts of Marrakech. While there are multiple restaurants on-site that offer wine tastings, you’ll likely want to experience yours at Salammbô. Here, French gastronomy and Moroccan sunshine marry with Mediterranean elements in a culinary feast for the senses. Looking to go all out? You can also book private dining experiences.

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Royal Mansour Hotel

Royal Mansour Hotel might just be one of the most centrally located places for wine tasting in Morocco, only a 14-minute walk from Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakech’s lively central square. This is a hotel that goes all out when it comes to gastronomy, with a number of bars, restaurants, and private dining experiences to suit all tastes.  

Known as one of the most luxurious hotels in Morocco, Royal Mansour Hotel’s wine-tasting room–as well as the rest of the hotel–was designed to look like a traditional Moroccan riad with the architecture and colors to match. Sip your wine in the rose-gold-leaf-adorned bar simply called Le Bar, to the backdrop of soft piano in the Piano Lounge, or follow your wine tasting with a cigar in the sophisticated Le Bar a Cigaré.

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Palais Namaskar

Palais Namaskar was inspired by fairytales, which is something you’ll recognize as you wander through its intricately decorated halls and walkways complete with chandeliers, jewel tones, and golden accents. A five-star hotel that’ll have you feeling suitably regal, it’s a tranquil oasis with more than five acres of lakes reflecting the warm tones all around.  

For wine tasting, you’ll probably spend your time here in the Lounge Bar. While Palais Namaskar is renowned for its wine selection, it’s also a top spot for creative cocktails. The hotel offers private tastings of local wines on the palace’s rooftop, where you can sip Moroccan favorites while admiring the colorful views all around.