The art of making wine in the Canary Islands
Vega de Yuco is a Canarian bodega brimming with authentic tradition and innovation. Its wines are characterized by their genuine, expressive quality and a personality all of their own.
Our winery, which is certified by the Lanzarote Wines Designation of Origin Regulatory Council, has dedicated more than two decades to balancing longstanding artisan tradition with technology and innovation in order to create a range of wines that, just like the place they are made, are simply out of this world.
Where? Surrounded by Lanzarote´s stunning volcanic landscape on the Lomo de Tese mountainside. Our bodega, is located just 1 km from the village of Masdache in the municipal region of Tías and boasts incredible views across the Volcano Natural Park and Protected Landscape of La Geria. Home is the paradise island of Lanzarote which Canarian artist and sculptor, César Manrique, referred to as, «the most beautiful place on earth ... and I realized that, if others could see it through my eyes, then they would think the same way too».
When? The series of volcanic eruptions that took place in Timanfaya between 1730 and 1736 stripped the region of all fertile land, burying it under a sea of lava and volcanic ash. It was this ash, or lapilli, which gave the island life once more when farmers discovered that it could be used to provide a protective layer that not only preserved moisture, but also protected their crops from the island’s extreme weather conditions. So it was that unique grape varieties like the Malvasía Volcánica came to grow out of Lanzarote’s volcanic ashes.
Who? The winegrowers, heroes who not only sought excellence but found it. Investigating without fear, with courage and with the effort and passion of those who know their environment and respect it. Encountering the entrance that distinguishes and differentiates the extraordinary from what is not. Digging deep holes to get to the fertile soil where to plant the vine. Thus developing the art of making wine. The common thread that connects heaven with earth. The abyss with the summit.
How? Using natural resources and indigenous production and cultivation techniques. Undermining in themselves, in the depths of their hearts while in the bowels of the ground, their land Canaria. Understanding that character, respect and affection of his hands, is the one that would remove with care and passion an extraordinary and singular soil declared a Biosphere Reserve and a Unesco World Geopark.
Than? The Lanzarote grapes with designation of origin (D.O.). The secret of a fruit with name and surname; Pre-phylloxera varieties typical of the island. Strains that give our wines excellence in volcanic Malvasia and the Negro list, predominant in our elaborations, as well as in others such as the Diego and Moscatel grapes. An artisan raw material transformed into a extraordinary wine.
Why? Because the delve deeper into the mystery of own life the wisest nature would discover not only what was there but what might come to be. An inimitable nature phenomenon that would give rise to an exceptional and unique wine heritage; vines, lava and volcanoes. A perfect pairing of dedication, effort and passion.
For what? For the experience to remain still, fixed, immovable in the retina of those who see beyond those who look. Instant this one in which: «wine, landscape and cellar»Mix on the palate, becoming tradition, culture and art.
For whom it is? Only suitable for those who expect the unexpected. For those who discover themselves in such an overwhelming and sublime space. From Robert Louis Stevenson, «[…]elegance on the palate», Passing by Herman Melville who made reference to his,«quality», hasta William Shakespeare, «[…]a wonderfully pungent wine».
But you have to get here and let yourself be conquered, so that we are not always U.S those that we choose, but it is the own wine of Bodegas Vega de Yuco that chooses us.