The Wines of Tenerife

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    Once known primarily for the production of liqueur wines, such as Malvasia, the Canary Islands are now experiencing a new season in oenology. This has arisen through the adoption of modern technologies over the last 20 years that have led to the renaissance of the industry. Today, white, red and rosé wines are produced to be consumed mainly while they are still young. The production areas in Tenerife, which alone provide 50% of the global production of the Canary Islands, are Abona, Tacoronte-Acentejo, Valle de Güimar, Valle de La Orotava and Ycoden-Daute-Isora. Among the best white wines, it is worth mentioning the Marmajuelo, the Vijariego, the Verdello, the Gual and the Sabro, and as for the red wines, the Negro and the Negramoll. Abona, recognised in 1996, is the denomination of origin (DO) of the south of Tenerife, and Icod–Daute–Isora is the DO of the north of the Island.

    There are Wine Touristic Routes that allow you to visit the wineries and vineyards, and that will help you to know the rich cultural and gastronomical heritage of the Islands.