Leaving Puerto de la Cruz, a short way leads to the wine growing area of Tacoronte de Acentejo, cradle of wine on Tenerife and seat of the island’s first regulating council of winegrowers.
The House of Wine of El Sauzal, situated in privileged situation overlooking the Ocean and Mount Teide. This former estate has been converted into a museum, telling the history of Tenerife’s wines and a small wine tasting allows a first contact with local wines.
Within the same complex also the museum of honey is to find, a little tribute to Tenerife’s honeys, full of special singularities and history.
Northern trade winds blow across the slopes of Tenerife’s north coast with their fertile soils, providing perfect conditions to produce excellent red wines
The Wine cellar of Monje, situated within the denomination Tacoronte de Acentejo, was constructed in the year 1957 but belongs to family of century long tradition of winegrowers. Handy and friendly people, who demonstrate their love and care with every corner of their property.
The bodega has adapted to changes of time and the first part, resembling a cave, has been converted into a cultural center, where based on the world of wines different events take place, and even more….
The wines of Monje have received that many of prices that today’s owner Felipe Monje has decided to not participate in more competitions but instead set examples to combine first class wine with typical meals and specialties of traditional kitchen, all in an extraordinary atmosphere.
In the valley of Tegueste, placed in mitten of vineyards there is the restaurante La Casa de mi suegra, a typical local place serving traditional Canaries kitchen.
Only a stone throw away waits the wine cellar El Lomo, property of the family of Félix Rodrigúez Rodriguez, which in the eighties of last century bought about 30.000 square meters of land and started to produce a small quantity of wine the traditional way using screw press and an open Lagar (traditional wine press) Nowadays they elaborate wines of a variety of grapes like Forastero negro, Listán blanco, Negramoll, Tintillo, Málaga, Gual, Malvasía blanca y rosada
The bodega has grown into a modern installation, keeping tradition and quality.
Tasting the wine tells much more than any written can do.