The Canary Islands are a highly underrated wine producing region. Tenerife, the largest and most populous of the islands, has many wonderful wineries just a short drive from the main port town Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Just east of Santa Cruz is the La Baranda Winery. This is an excellent vineyard that also has a museum describing some of the historical aspects of wine-making. There is also a restaurant on the grounds that has fabulous views of the nearby mountains. Both the red and white wines are excellent.
The views from the Baranda Winery are magnificent. Terraced vineyards can be spotted on the mountainside down to the ocean.
Alvero Bodegas is the best place to find the perfect Tenerife wine. A large selection of wines allows visitors to find the perfect wine to match their desired taste. In order to truly experience the wine in the proper way, they offer excellent Spanish tapas to go with the red and white wines. A sparkling wine called Cava is a real treat.
The bodega is filled with old bottles and barrels, many dating back many years ago. The dates of the wine may be difficult to determine, but the spiderwebs and dust give some indication. The bodega is antique looking and provides a real Spanish experience.
Any wine-lover will enjoy a visit to Tenerife with an exclamation of: ¡salud!