Tenerife´s wines and tourism
When asked about famous Spanish wines, most people might immediately think of Ribera del Duero and Rioja wines. These of course are indeed the most famous wines, but not necessarily the best ones. By renting a car in Tenerife you will be able to travel to the top 5 Tenerife wine areas. Each one of these regions produces wines protected under Denomination of Origin laws because of its quality.
Tenerife wines have scored quite high in prestigious wine contests, rivaling the best that Spain has to offer both in whites and reds. Another interesting fact is that the phylloxera aphid have not invaded Tenerife´s vineyards so they grow on their own roots rather than using phylloxera resistant roots as in most regions of Europe.
The five wine regions are:
This is probably the most famous wine region in Tenerife. Rent a car in Tenerife and drive to the island´s north east coast. There, at around 1000 meters high you will find the vineyards that produce some of the best reds Tenerife has to offer.
Valle de Güímar
This region is best known for their new whites which can be either dry or fruity.
Valle de Orotava
This valley is located north of the island, near the Tacoronte Acenteje. Orotava´s vineyards produce great reds and also some pretty good whites.
Ycoden Daute Isora
This region located north west of the island is best known for its wonderful whites .
Rent a car in Tenerife and drive all the way to the south region of the island. There you will find and arid region where excellent whites are produced and even some pretty decent reds. This wine region is the highest in Spain, reaching the 1 700 mark.