San Bartolomé-Lanzarote (Canary Islands)

San Bartolomé-Lanzarote (Canary Islands)

Max. Summer temp. : 24 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: 16ºC
Average rainfall: 100  mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,925 hours annually

Lanzarote DO

Lanzarote, the Canaries' most easterly island, boasts some of Spain's most distinctive and spectacular landscape.

Over the centre of the island spreads a vast expanse of black solidified lava. No weeds or vegetation can grow there, but the outer edges of the lava field provide a unique vineyard terroir rich in volcanic ash called lapilli where vines are planted in hollows (hoyos) or trenches (zanjas ).

Their roots reach underneath the ash to the soil below. Each hollow is surrounded by a cairn (abrigo) to protect it from the prevailing Saharan winds. Malvasía is planted in more than three-quarters of the vineyards.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Lanzarote
Arrecife, 9
San Bartolomé-Lanzarote
Las Palmas
Tel.: +34 928 521 048 / +34 928 521 313

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Lanzarote PDO

Area under vine
1,837 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
100-500 meters. Being 670 meters the island maximum height.
Soil types
Soils are perfectly diferentiated, with deep red soils on old basaltic formations. Fossil soils appear as they have been covered by recent volcanic eruptions or rain deposits. The lapilli layer, or "picon", covers the topsoil of the vineyard, facilitating the rapid seepage of rain, preventing the evaporation of the vegetal soil, and maintaining a constant temperature of the soil (thermoregulatory effect).
Principal grapes (w)
Malvasía Volcánica, Listán Blanca, Burrablanca, Breval, Diego, Moscatel and Pedro Ximénez.
Principal grapes (r)
Listán Negro (negra común) and Negramoll (mulata).
Maximum crop
7,000 kg/ha
Production 2013
2,190,206 kg
Production 2014
2,735,032 kg
Production 2015
3,708,873 kg