About Us

Created in 2012 by the Canary Islands Wine Growers and Wineries Association, the Canary Islands Protected Designation of Origin is an initiative with the mission of consolidating the regional market, in order to be better represented on the international stage.

This DOP covers wineries across Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma, Lanzarote, El Hierro and Tenerife.

The Canary Islands are home to rare, indigenous varieties, ancient viticultural techniques and a culture that restores and protects this incredible heritage. Safeguarded by family-ran wineries and the dedication of countless growers, it´s no wonder that the remarkable viticulture here is acclaimed throughout the world of wine. Come and discover more with us.

History

Of the eight islands of the Canary archipelago, seven are home to wines that the world has celebrated for over 500 years.

It all began at the start of the 15th century when the European kingdoms, excited by the discovery of the Americas, decided to expand towards the Atlantic. After a century of disputes, the archipelago was finally in the hands of the Crown of Castile, although all the years of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French influence were enough to shape Canarian culture forever. Viticulture is one of the most fascinating legacies of these various influences, marking the Canary Islands as the first wine-growing area of the New World.

Thanks to their unique wines, the Canary Islands became the commercial epicenter of the wine world in the 16th and 17th centuries until the Treaty of Methuen, signed between Portugal and England in 1703, changed the dynamic. By the end of the 19th century, the phylloxera plague would afford another opportunity to redress this, as it never reached the islands. As a result, the volcanic soils of the Canary Islands became a natural haven for extinct varieties in the world.

To learn more about the history of wine in the Canary Islands, be sure to read “The wine that perfumes blood. The Canary Wine in universal letters”, a book published by AVIBO – Management Body of the Canary Islands DOP.

"The Wine that Perfumes the Blood"

A book that proposes a journey through time through those written jewels that have extolled the wines of the Canary Islands and that brings together the most valuable and significant quotes about Canary Wine in universal letters that show the universal fame that Canary achieved, occupying a prominent role in the pen of important authors throughout history.

By the end of the 19th century, the phylloxera plague would give another opportunity to these islands where the activity of this insect had never been recorded. Thus, the volcanic soils of the Canary Islands became a natural reservoir for varieties that are extinct in the world and that shine again today.

500 years after the birth of this heroic viticulture, the Canary Islands Protected Designation of Origin is fighting for the recovery of its precious viticultural heritage.

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"About Canary Wine"

About Canary Wine is a book that compiles and jointly presents all the relevant and necessary aspects to explain and understand the uniqueness of Canary Wine, dealing with aspects such as the geological origin of our soils, climate and topography, as well as the different varieties, history, types of wines, cultivation techniques and heritage, current situation of the sector and cultural landscape and sustainable tourism.

All these topics have been developed in depth by prestigious and renowned professionals, technicians and researchers such as Miguel Febles, Agustín García, Javier Luis Álvarez, Juan Enrique de Luis, Francesca Fort, Jorge Méndez and Josué Ramos, the work being directed and coordinated by Juan Jesús Méndez Siverio.

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​Viticulture and Training Department

admistración@canarywine.com

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calidad@canarywine.com

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​Viticulture and Training Department

admistración@canarywine.com

​Created in 2012 by the Canary Islands Wine Growers and Wineries Association, the Canary Islands Protected Designation of Origin is an initiative with the mission of consolidating the regional market, in order to be better represented on the international stage.

Quality control and Administration Department

calidad@canarywine.com

This DOP covers wineries across Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma, Lanzarote, El Hierro and Tenerife.

Technical and Marketing Department

tecnico@canarywine.com

​Telephone: 922 130 246

Email: contacto@canarywine.com

​Address: Calle La Palmita, 10, 38440, La Guancha, Santa Cruz de Tenerife