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.

History Continued

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.

500 years after the birth of viticulture in the islands, the Canary Islands Protected Designation of Origin strives for the recovery and protection of this precious heritage.

"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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Technical and Marketing Department

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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