The vineyards of this northern region of Tenerife have a characteristic that gives their wines their unique taste: using traditional techniques for centuries by twisting the grapevine with cord. This, together with the temperate climate, the volcanic soil, the sea of clouds and the Alisios winds, makes the wines of the La Orotava Valley Denomination of Origin stand out.
The most common grape varieties for white wines are Listán Blanco and Listán Negro and others, such as the Creole Alley, Aromatic Malvasia, Gual and Moscatel. And for red wines; Negramoll, Syrah, Vijariego and Tintilla.
It was the European immigrants who brought their techniques and way of working the land of the Canary Islands. Great wines were already being produced in the 16th century, leaving the small dock of Puerto de la Cruz for England, even before the arrival of port and sherry to those places.
The fact that there are exclusive varieties of wine to the Islands, or that the forms of cultivation were unique, is due to the fact that it is one of the few places in the world that didn’t suffer from the dreaded insect, phylloxfera that destroyed European crops.
Canarian wine is, above all, the history of its vineyard and its landscape, a result of the very hard work of its wine produces, which gives the region its stunning landscape and its uniqueness.
In Tenerife there are five Denominations of Origin and each one has been cultivated on land different from the others, using different varieties of grapes that have adapted to the type of land.
Visit one of the wineries to learn about this unique scenic heritage and to taste their wines. Get in touch with the Regulatory Council and schedule your visit.
Consejo Regulador D.O. Valle de La Orotava
Telephone: 34 922 30 9922 / 23