La Orotava (Canary Islands)

La Orotava (Canary Islands)

Max. Summer temp. : 37 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: 7ºC
Average rainfall: 628  mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,000 hours annually

Valle de la Orotava DO

In this lush, north-western corner of Tenerife, vines are found on the terraced northern slopes of Mount Teide. They spread around the attractive old town of La Orotava and down to Puerto de la Cruz, once the island's busiest port.

Today, with healthy local demand fed by the year-round tourist business, production is growing and quality is improving. Fruity whites come from the west of the zone; ruby reds from the east. Only 30% of wines are currently bottled, so there is potential for many more to emerge on the market in coming years.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Valle de la Orotava
Parque Recreativo El Bosquito, 1 Urb. La Marzagana La Perdoma
38315 La Orotava
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tel.: +34 922 309 922 / 23;;

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Valle de la Orotava PDO

Area under vine
337 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
100 - 900 m.
Soil types
Volcanic sand and clay over volcanic bedrock and low PH.
Principal grapes (w)
Gual, Malvasía, Verdello, Vijariego and Listán Blanco.
Principal grapes (r)
Listán Negro, Malvasía Rosada and Negramoll.
Maximum crop
Red 10,000 kg/ha and white 13,000 kg/ha
70-74 % (red)
Production 2013
792,587 kg
Production 2014
607,631 kg
Production 2015
607,649 kg