Wine Tasting in Tenerife

Tenerife in your glass 

He came as a witness of the land

Gastronomic tourism is currently one of the preferred ways for travelers from all over the world to get closer to the reality of the country they are visiting. Wine is an attractive manifestation of the way of being of those who cultivate, work and drink it. That’s why wine tasting in Tenerife will open a door to the heart of Tenerife’s people.

You will get to know Tenerife through its wines. 

Tenerife has no less than five different designations of origin: Valle de La Orotava, Tacoronte-Acentejo, Valle de Güímar, Ycoden-Daute-Isora and Abona. Although each area has its personality and peculiarities, they all have many points in common. However, Tenerife’s enological routes lead us through harmonious and diverse landscapes.

The soil and the climate are protagonists of first order in any wine culture. In the case of Tenerife, the volcanic terrain, the regularity of the rains, the balanced temperatures and the predominance of the trade winds are the main factors responsible for the personality of Tenerife wines. Altitude is another fundamental variable for them.

Besides, the varieties of grapes from the Canary Islands in general and Tenerife, in particular, are a very important factor in understanding the peculiarities of the wines from this area. Unique varieties have survived here (21 in the entire archipelago, an important number) unrelated to the phylloxera epidemic that invaded Europe in the 19th century; a heritage very worthy of attention for amateurs.

The best way to get to know wine is by tasting it

Through wine tastings, Tenerife shows one of its most authentic and revealing facets of its culture and, at the same time, one of the tastiest! Do you want to know some options?

Bodegas Monje: Located in El Sauzal, a wine region par excellence in the north of the island, this prestigious family winery (whose origin dates back to 1750) offers a varied offer of high-level tastings that is undoubtedly among the most prominent of the island.

The Taste for Wine: They claim to be “the largest wine cellar in the Canary Islands”, and surely, they are right. From their base in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and with thirty years of trajectory behind them, they know the world of wine very well. They carry out tastings where different winemakers take part and review all the stages of the production of wine.

Borders: The wine from the south of Tenerife is, unjustly, the great forgotten of the island. In the Frontos winery you can see that the peculiarities of their cultivations in terms of soil and altitude (here are the highest vineyards in Europe), together with careful and ecologically respectful work, can produce very special wines of the highest quality.

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  • Difficulty level: Easy

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Diverse experiences in the world of enology

But there’s still more. You can also find more complete experiences around vine growing and wine production on our island but from a broader perspective.

La Casa del Vino: Also, in El Sauzal, La Baranda is a farm with a long history that belongs to the Cabildo Insular. It offers one of the best wine tastings in Tenerife. La Casa del Vino introduces the visitor to other products, the traditional rural way of life of the Medianías and much more.

Tenerife Wine Experience: History and wine are deeply intertwined. Olga knows this, and she leads us along a path in which the past and the grapes need each other so that everything makes sense. A very complete and interesting excursion among the vineyards of Tenerife.

“Wine resurrects the pilgrim.” – Popular

Don’t miss the experience of wine tasting in Tenerife

Reds, whites, sweets, sparkling wines, different types of cultivation, winemaking styles and conservation methods: the wine universe multiplies in Tenerife and is an open window to a reality that is often hidden behind other more evident island charms.

Tenerife is sun and beach, natural heritage, a volcano, but it is also culture. Wine is one of the most certain, and the most pleasant, ways to enter that culture; not the high culture of books and philosophers, but the culture of a people, of a job and a land.

So, reserve a space on your next trip to tour the landscapes adorned by the vineyards and stop at some winery or “guachinche” to familiarize yourself with Tenerife wines and the people who produce them with all their effort, love and dedication. He’ll be a revelation.

I hope you are now looking forward to trying some wine tastings in Tenerife and getting to know the places where the magic takes place because it is worth. So, come to the island and get ready to try, to learn… and, above all, to enjoy. Cheers!