Vallehermoso (Canary Islands)

Vallehermoso (Canary Islands)

Max. Summer temp. : 33 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: 18ºC
Average rainfall: 290  mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,800 hours annually

La Gomera DO

DO La Gomera ( approved by the Ministry of Agriculture in 2009) is made up of fifteen bodegas which boast a total vineyard surface-area of 120 hectares. Most of the vineyards are located in the island regions known locally as the ‘medianías altas’: Las Hayas, Arure, El Cercado, Igualero, Los Aceviños, Alajeró, Las Hayas; and the ‘medianías bajas’: Las Rosas, Tamargada and Hermigua.

All these areas  make the region’s traditional and characteristic first-rate white wines. Famous for its rugged scenery, deep ravines and sheer cliffs, the appellation’s vines grow in exceptional conditions, planted on small terraces reclaimed from the island’s steep volcanic slopes which give rise to the unique landscape that is one of the island’s main attractions.

The main variety is the Forastera Blanca, a white grape. Recent DNA analysis has revealed the variety's uniqueness. Its potential was recognized only about a decade ago and now modern techniques and the latest know-how are used to produce quality dry whites with a distinct flavour.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO La Gomera
Avda. Guillermo Ascanio Moreno, 16
38840 Vallehermoso (La Gomera)
Tel.: +34 922 80 08 01

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, La Gomera PDO

Area under vine
121 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
50 - 1,450 m.
Soil types
Principal grapes (w)
Forastera Blanca, Albillo, Bermejuela, Doradilla, Gual, Malvasía Volcánica, Malvasía Aromántica, Moscatel de Alejandría, Sabro, Verdello, Vijariego, Breval, Listán Blanco, Pedro Ximénez, Bastardo Blanco and Torrontés.
Principal grapes (r)
Castellana Negra, Listán Negro, Malvasía Rosada, Negramoll, Listán Prieto, Tintilla, Bastardo Tinto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Ruby Cabernet, Syrah, Tempranillo, Vijariego Negro, Merlot and Moscatel Negro.
Maximum crop
12,000 kg/ha
70 - 74%
Production 2014
499 hl
Production 2015
600 hl