Since the beginning of time, Tenerife,
land of prosperity, sea and volcanoes has been the meeting
place of diverse cultures. This has been made possible
by the obligatory stop-over for travellers to the New
World. . It was these European travellers who, tired
of waiting to dock in the slow and unsafe boats of the
time, brought shoots from their best vineyards, which
would soon flood the island shores. It was in the eighteen
century when our wines started to to become famous,
thank to the seafarers who crossed the ocean and started
the significant demand for the exportation of canarian
wine. An ever increasing business began which has converted
the cultivation of vineyards and the exportation of
wine into the main source of income on the islands.
They were never without a supply of
canarian wine in the european courts or in the New World.
Contemporary historians have started that after the
signing of The Louisiana Armistice, the people present
celebrated with "Canary".
There is evidence to support the fame
of Canarian wine in the works of several famous writers
such us shakespeare, Sir Walter Scott or Gongora. They
all mention the quality of canarian wines.
It should be noted that it was vine
shoots from The Canaries that introduced the cultivation
of vineyards in most american countries and the subsequent
production of wine.
Now a days, the island of Tenerife
dedicates an area of 8.177 hectares exclusively to the
cultivation of grapes of which the varieties of "White
Listan" and "Black Listan" stands out.
These produce some of the best wines.