Best weather in Gran Canaria for a wine tour
Gran Canaria weather is very popular for the amazing spring temperature the island has all year round. However, It’s very unknown for most people the varieties of climates all over the island. It’s hard to believe in such a territory you can be sunbathing while is snowing on the top of its mountains.
Gran Canaria weather is very popular for the island’s amazing spring temperature all year round, making it a popular destination for a raft of outdoor activities. However, it’s also known for its unique microclimate, where it’s possible to be sunbathing in one region and snowing on the top of the mountains!
Talking about Gran Canaria’s weather is much like discussing our grape varieties or local wines. We have as many different temperatures and weather conditions as we do wines! Now that Autumn has arrived, most of Europe begins to get colder, but here on the islands, we remain above 20 degrees throughout the season. However, as you climb the mountains, the temperature dips and snow can be expected.
Last January, my dear customers Hans and his lovely wife Esther, called me again for a private custom tour. From Playa del Inglés I drove them to Tejeda, we took the road from Mogán through La Presa de las niñas. The road is scary, super winding and gorgeous. If you are highsick I wouldn’t recommend it. My dearest clients are from Switzerland, but they do trust me when I tell them, it’s going to be cold. To be honest, you never know on the top of the island. Even the summit has south orientation and north. The mountains are high enough to get stuck at north of the island, leaving the south clear. However, that wasn’t the case. That day we got cold, foggy, a bit of sunny a load of rainbows. It was so much fun, and cold and intrepid. We visited a cave at 1300m above the ocean level, a cave winery, with the most stunning views of Tejeda crater. In such an altitude the grapes get very extreme temperatures, both summer and winter.
Last January, some dear customers of mine, Hans and his lovely wife Esther, called me for a private custom tour. From Playa del Inglés, I drove them to Tejeda; we took the road from Mogán through La Presa de las niñas. The road is scary, super winding, and utterly gorgeous, although if you suffer from altitude sickness, I wouldn’t recommend it!
Hans and Esther are from Switzerland, and they have taken a few Gran Canaria trips with me before, so they trusted me when I said it was likely going to be cold. That’s not always the case, as the mountains are high enough for weather systems to get stuck at the north of the island, leaving the south clear. However, on this particular tour, that wasn’t the case, and the day we got was cold and foggy with glimpses of sunlight that created beautiful rainbows.
It was a day filled with fun, first visiting a cave winery that sits at 1,300m above sea level, offering delicious Canary wine and stunning views of Tejeda crater. At such an altitude, the grapes get very extreme temperatures, both summer and winter. To give you a quick idea, that day, we left Playa del Inglés with 21ºC to arrive in Tejeda with 6ºC – despite being only a one-hour driving distance!
The constantly changing scenery and amazing weather make outdoor activities a wonderful experience for holidaymakers looking for things to do in Gran Canaria. That day with my clients, we ended with a drive toward Las Palmas through San Mateo Village. Not only was it a beautiful way to end the day, but temperatures climbed back to 19ºC in the afternoon, making for a very pleasant finish.
Gran Canaria weather offers a real mix of hot and cold temperatures, which, when combined with the extreme altitude and volcanic soil, makes for some very special wines. Some of the vineyards in Gran Canaria are the highest in Spain, and it’s hard to beat the incredible views and delicious Canary wines!
This cave winery is one of our favorite locations for a wine tour in Gran Canaria. Facing south, it receives ten hours of light during the spring and summer months, while in the winter, it can drop to as low as zero degrees, making it a truly one-of-a-kind winery!
Recommendation: where to stay in Gran Canaria
If you want to escape the colder autumn weather, the best places to stay in Gran Canaria are along the east and south coasts. This is where you’ll find the best weather, but if you want to experience everything the island has in store, a Gran Canaria wine tour will take you from slope to slope, revealing a diverse landscape.
If the stunning views and changing weather were not enough, you’ll also love our Canary wines and the experience of meeting our one-of-a-kind winemakers. The island truly is a hidden gem in the world of wine tourism, offering stunning landscapes, unique wines, and a rich history of winemaking. So, no matter whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or a casual drinker, a trip to Gran Canaria is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
When looking for things to do in Gran Canaria, make sure you visit some of the island’s top wineries, try the local food pairings, and take in the beauty of the vineyards – just don’t forget to book your tours in advance to make the most of your experience.
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