La Palma Wine

La Palma wines have a long history dating back to 1505 when the first vines arrived on the island from the conquerors. These unique wines grow on volcanic soils at altitudes ranging from 200 to 1,400 meters above sea level, and are influenced by the Atlantic climate and trade winds.

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Canarian Wine. Explore the various Palmero wines: viticultural delights that enhance the cultural richness of this paradisiacal island

With the rise of banana cultivation in the 1950s, some vineyard areas were transformed into banana plantations. However, the creation of the Denomination of Origin “La Palma” revitalized the wine industry, increasing the number of wineries and promoting Palmero wines outside the island thanks to national and international awards.

Today, the Denomination of Origin of Wines “La Palma” has 18 wineries, 983 winegrowers, and 537 hectares of vineyards. The main wine cellars in La Palma are located in the municipalities of Fuencaliente, where the harvest festival is also celebrated each year, Tijarafe, Puntagorda, Garafia, Las Manchas, Mazo.

The wines produced on the island include:

Dry whites: young, aromatic, and light wines, mainly made with Listán blanco, Bujariego, and Albillo grapes.

Reds and rosés: mostly young, mainly made with the Negramoll grape.

Tea wines: aged in barrels of “Pinus canariensis” (tea) wood, which gives them unique and traditional characteristics.

Naturally sweet: Malvasía is the most outstanding wine in this category, with grapes mainly grown in Fuencaliente and Villa de Mazo. The Best Wines of La Palma.

Enjoy the rich variety of La Palma wines on your next visit to the island and do not hesitate to take a bottle as a souvenir of its unforgettable flavor.

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