When bottling is part of your wine tour experience

When bottling is part of your wine tour experience

At small business such as local wineries, you have giants probabilities to meet the winemaker. For me meeting the producer is always the best experience of wine tourism.

Swedish couple at Marcelo’s amazing winery

Canary Islands population are well known for their charisma and welcoming manners. That is believe to have the origin of hundreds years of isolation from mainland Spain. People were expecting anyone to come to the islands to bring any news. That is probably why we are so curious and easy with foreigners too. Our amazing weather is another big reason for our open personality.

Farmer in Tenerife island

So now transfer all that information to our local wineries. Winemakers who truly love our traditions and are more than happy to make your day the best of your holidays. So you won’t only meet the producer, you will have many possibilities to bottle or cork your wine too.

Our winemakers are very humble and delightful people. They are very proud of their labors and happy to share all like a friend. They know we all love wine and above all we want to enjoy the visit. Easy friendly talk, kind walks among the vineyards and loads of old stories about our wine traditions.

Red wine bottling

So if you are looking for things to do in Gran Canaria while visiting, take a walk out of your hotel or apartment and find out about an island full of flavours and amazing landscapes, all paired with our amazing gastronomy and artisans productions. I promise you won’t forget it.

Corking tool from the 70’s

And remember, by visiting local productions and business, you are collaborating to diversify mass tourism located in touristic areas towards local areas and you are also helping our local economy. Among others you are being responsible with the impact of your visit. Thank you! Sustainable tourism is an option.

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WINE MAKING: CRAZY ROMANTICISM

WINE MAKING: CRAZY ROMANTICISM

After a few years learning about wine making, I’m certainly sure winemakers are crazy. More I learn, stronger I believe it. If you would briefly know how much effort is involved in your bottle of wine, we would all make a ceremony before we open them. Do not take me wrong, I’m fascinated by winemakers. What I like most about this craziness Is that It’s absolutely bonded with romanticism. All related to winemaking is love. They talk about the vines, the grapes, their vineyards and even the bottles with pure feelings, as they were all human beings, as they were alive… Well, they are! 🙂

It is already winter and this is the time pruning takes place. Pruning is the most important in winemaking. Why? Simple, they are preparing their babies for next harvest. Each variety, every territory or climate are some of the things they have in mind when making their vines a new cut. Yes, as they were at the hairdresser. Do not think they just cut and go? NO NO NO! Each variety is different and they have different necessities, as all of us. We should know which haircut fits us better, right? 

When cutting a brunch they are making a stronger, wealthier, healthier and richer quality future vine among others. As a summary a better wine.

In the Canary Islands at some regions, the weather is warmer and that confuse our vines. In response the plants start growing and they don’t “fall asleep”, as the winemakers refer to the autumn season. You see? the vines fall asleep, isn’t that romantic? And that is also why winemakers wait until winter to prune it.

During autumn the vines “fall asleep”, that means the salvia goes back to the trunk and routes. So the brunches are getting ready to be cut and they won’t suffer or lose energy. That is why in our archipelago our vines “cry” more. Again, they say their vines cry when the brunches tear salvia, RO.MAN.TIC!

Once I watched in a wine documentary, a winemaker who said, that he had been involved in wine making for 50 years, and he knew he would die not knowing all about it. And that got under my skin! And after six years of my amazing wine tours I understand what he meant and also their romanticism. I also hope they are as romantic in their life as they are in the field!! 😉 

So I hope to keep entertaining you all with all these stories about the Canary Islands wine and make you as addicted to them as I am. So do not forget to be conscious when opening and drinking your wine and please, keep drinking local wine wherever you are! And as soon as you land in Gran Canaria and start your searching in things to do in Gran Canaria while visiting, do not hesitate to visit our local wineries and try some wine tour, wine tasting and get the best of your local experience. 

Long live to such a craziness.
Salud amigos!

And remember, by visiting local productions and business, you are collaborating to diversify mass tourism located in touristic areas towards local areas and you are also helping our local economy. Among others you are being responsible with the impact of your visit. Thank you!

Sustainable tourism is an option.

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