At the foot of the majestic Mount Teide,
heading towards the sea, lies the Orotava Valley. Historically,
this zone was the first to be used for cultivation on
the island and in the heart of this valley is situated
The Valleoro Wine Cellar, which opened in 1995.
On visiting the Wine Cellar, we can
see the impressive infrastructure as well as the modern
techniques used for wine production. These include the
pneumatic grape press, steel barrels with a capacity
of 1.000.000 litres, refrigeration systems and temperature
controls used during fermentation, vacuum filtration,
microfiltration systems and the conveyer belt used for
bottling with a capacity of 2.000 bottles an hour.
The barrels made made of steel and
american oak will surely catch your eye. These barrels
have a capacity of 225 litres and they are changed every
two years in order to maintain the lovely woody aroma
that is contributed to the wine.