La Guancha (Canary Islands)

La Guancha (Canary Islands)

Max. Summer temp. : 35 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: 15ºC
Average rainfall: 540  mm annually
Average sunshine: 3,190 hours annually

Ycoden-Daute-Isora DO

This western tip of Tenerife island was defined as a DO in 1994, revitalising a very old and traditional wine-making area of steeply terraced small vineyards. In recognition of that it takes its name from early Guanche kingdoms and dominions.

Today it is an area of small but vigorous wineries with new ideas, and it is known especially for its excellent white wines. But this area produces quality barrel-matured red wines from the native Listan Negro and Tintilla grape varieties. Interestingly, wines were traditionally fermented in chestnut barrels, but stainless-steel barrels are now used almost everywhere.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Ycoden-Daute-Isora
La Palmita, 10
38440 La Guancha
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tel.: +34 922 130 246

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Ycoden-Daute-Isora PDO

Area under vine
170 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
50 - 1,400 m.
Soil types
Volcanic material, sandy clay over volcanic bedrock.
Principal grapes (w)
Bermejuela, Gual, Malvasía, Moscatel, Pedro Ximénez, Verdello, Vijariego, Albillo, Sabro and Torrontés.
Principal grapes (r)
Tintilla, Listán Negro, Malvasía Rosada, Negramoll, Castellana and Baboso Negro.
Maximum crop
10,000 kg/ha red and 15,000 kg/ha white
70-74 % (red)
Production 2013
6,700 hl
Production 2014
5,300 hl
Production 2015
3,200 hl