At all times wine was appreciated, it is even the only alimentation product honored with an own god: Dionysius (antique Greece) and Bacchus (Roman empire).
Conquerors in 15th century were the first to introduce wine to the Canary Islands and some decades later Malvasia wine of Mediterranean origin helped to gain high recognizance in Britain and other countries.
After the Filoxera struck Europa, a disease of wine plants that did not reach the Canary Islands with consequences in vineyards, demand has recuperated in recent times.
In southern parts of Tenerife soil is predominantly dry and covered by pomez stone. The climatological circumstances with many hours of sun and mild temperatures in higher situated area, form excellent conditions to cultivate white wine. In effect, here Spain’s highest wine is to find at more than thousand meters above sea-level.
Within the denomination of Cumbres de Abona there are various bodegas, for example Tierra de Frontos, of recent creation in the year 2003 and already honoured with several distinctions for their extraordinary wines.
La bodega combina un pequeño museo, recordando tiempos pasado con una instalación moderna donde se produce el vino e el presente.
The Casona Santo Domingo, a manor of great architectonical value in the center of the town of Güimar was originally constructed in 16th century, but the present appearance results of changes introduced in the 18th century...
In these unbeatable surrounding guests will find a splendid restaurant, serving typical dishes.
In continuation, and after being strengthen by a good meal, not far away in the same municipality there is Bodega Ferrera, where Visitors might enjoy the vineyards, the farm and, of course, the excelente wine.