Did you know that wine has been made in Lanzarote since the famous eruptions here? In fact, one of Lanzarote’s bodegas is among the ten oldest in Spain!
Despite our harsh climate and barren landscape, wine is created here, with very little automation, and we produce some genuinely world class wines which regularly win international awards.
The best way to find out more about the fascinating history of wine making here, and to try some of the wines is to join a tour with the team at Wine Tours Lanzarote.
Ollie and Paddy do daily tours which take in three very different bodegas and include tasting 6 local wines while strolling through the vineyards and having the process explained to you. You also get to try some of the famous local goat’s cheese. The tours include collection and drop off at your accommodation in an air conditioned mini bus, so you don’t have to worry about drinking and driving!
There are two daily tours, one with a traditional Canarian tapas meal at the end. They also offer private tours for small groups and can tailor a trip to your requirements.
Ollie, left, from the Channel Islands, has had connections with the island for around 30 years, and Paddy, originally from Dublin, has a background in outdoor education and geography and has been teaching surfing on the island for a few years. . They are both passionate about Lanzarote’s history and love sharing their knowledge with visitors.
You can find out more and book the tours at their website: Wine Tours Lanzarote.