Great reviews from our excursion specialist
The Lanzarote Wine Tour is one of the best new excursions available on the island and I highly recommend it to our owners and guests. I actually rate it 10/10”. So says Tracy our client liaison and excursion specialist here at Club Las Calas. “The tour offers great value for money, excellent and informative guides, super service and, of course, wonderful local wines.”
Wine has been produced in the Canary Islands since the mid 15th century. So popular was Canarian wine, it became the drink of choice for many royal courts across Europe. It’s even mentioned by Shakespeare in his plays.
Today, Lanzarote wine production has enjoyed a new lease of life with considerable financial investment and the production of award-winning wines.
Yet, despite modernisation, the old growing techniques remain. Vines are placed in deep hollows protected by dry stone walling known as “zocos”. It is these that give the vine growing area, known as La Geria, its own unique landscape.
White wine has dominated based on the native Malvasia, Muscatel and Diego grape varieties. There are also some lovely reds from the Listan, Negro and Syrah varieties.
Lanzarote Wine Tours
Of course, one of the best ways to enjoy the wines of Lanzarote is on a wine tour. Stroll through three beautiful vineyards tasting six local wines and tapas. You will learn about the growers’ unique cultivation methods and their on-going fight against environmental adversity.
The vineyards visited include one of the larger estates on the island as well as a small artisan or family-run winery. Some of the vineyards on the tours include:
- Los Bermejos
- Bodegas El Grifo
- Bodegas Rubicon
- Bodegas El Tablero
The tours are suitable for all levels of fitness and include a pick up and drop off directly from Club Las Calas. There is a maximum of eight guests per tour. The following tour options are available, all of which depart at either 10am or 3pm daily. Booking in advance is highly recommended:
- Wine and vineyard walk with cheese – 3.5 hours €49 per person
- Wine and vineyard walk with tapas – 4.5 hours €65* per person
* This includes traditional Canarian tapas and an additional glass of wine, beer or soft drink.
For further information and to book your places in advance, contact Tracy in The Hub by email or by telephone on +34 928 51 44 45. If you’re staying at Club Las Calas, you can also pop into The Hub to make arrangements and ask advice.
Posted on March 21, 2019.
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