If you are looking for wineries in Gran Canaria to enjoy a unique wine tourism experience, we are going to mention all the ones that offer visits with tasting. Did you know that the island has a rich wine tradition that goes back centuries? Read on and discover everything you need to know about the best wineries in Gran Canaria.
Wine tasting in Gran Canaria
Wine tasting in Gran Canaria is an experience that will allow you to get to know the winemaking process, taste some of the best vintages and learn about the history of its wines. You should know that on the island there is only one Denomination of Origin Gran Canaria, since the Gran Canaria and Monte Lentiscal Denominations of Origin were unified in 2005. We will now tell you about the most important wineries in Gran Canaria, each one with its own charm and particularity. Here we go!
1) Winery Los Lirios, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Just a few minutes from the Caldera de Bandama, you will find the Los Lirios winery. You can taste their Gran Canaria wines thanks to the different experiences they offer: picnic among the vineyards, guided tour with tasting and even yoga among the vineyards. The reds are 100% Listán negro grapes and the whites: 70% Listán Blanco, 30% Malvasía Volcánica. The guided tour with wine tasting and snack costs €15. To arrange a visit, contact them on +34629584270 or email@example.com. You can also sleep among the vineyards in one of the accommodations they have:
2) Winery Los Berrazales, Finca La Laja, Agaete
This winery in the Agaete Valley is located under the cliffs of Tamadaba and its centenary pine forest. On their farm, known as La Laja, they have tropical fruits, coffee plantations and also vineyards. They accept visits every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (last visit at 4 pm) and it is not necessary to make a reservation (except for more than 10 people). During the visit, they explain everything about their wines and Agaete coffee, from the plant to the cup or glass. The visit includes a tasting of three wines, cheese, bread with chorizo, cake, sponge cake, jam, coffee and water. Price per adult €10 and children €5 (includes guided tour and tasting).
3) Winery San Juan, El Mocanal, Santa Brígida
This is one of the pioneering wineries of Gran Canaria in the former D.O. Monte Lentiscal. It has a long wine-making tradition going back five generations, having been founded in 1912. Their farm, Finca El Mocanal, offers guided tours with a tasting that includes two wines, cheese, sponge bread and olives from Gran Canaria. The price is 15€ per adult and 8€ per child (juice included). Visits are from Monday to Friday at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. For visits outside these times and days, as well as for groups, please contact the winery on +34626911643. Their wine of volcanic character is called “Mocanal” and includes the Listán Negro and Negramoll grape varieties.
4) Winery Bentayga, Tejeda
In the heart of the island, immersed in the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria, a World Heritage Site, this winery offers unique wines, influenced by the climate and altitude of Tejeda. Its wines, marketed under the AGALA brand, are grown between 1,050 and 1,318 metres above sea level, something that is marked on each bottle. This winery can normally be visited from Monday to Friday at 11:30 am, but you must book in advance by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The price of the visit is €20 and includes a tasting of two types of wine, accompanied by local cheese. The views of Roque Nublo and Bentayga are incredible.
5) Winery Las Tirajanas, San Bartolomé de Tirajana
If you are going to Tunte, an essential stop is at the bodega Las Tirajanas. Admission is free and they are open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. During these hours they offer tours with wine tasting. If you want to take a guided tour with tasting, the price is €10 per adult and includes two wines, bread, La Caldera de Tirajana olive oil and olives with mojo. They have another option for €15 which includes three wines with artisan cheeses, in addition to all of the above. They also offer tasting by the glass at €2 and €4, depending on the wine.
This winery in Gran Canaria produces 11 types of wine thanks to the different microclimates where their vineyards are located: reds, whites, rosés and even sweet wine. We highlight the barrel-aged red wine with a selection of Canarian red grapes: Listán Negro, Vijariego Negro, Castellana Negra and Tintilla.
6) Restaurant – Winery La Montaña, San Mateo
La Montaña is a family-run winery and restaurant located in La Solana, San Mateo. The Marrero family or “Los Marrero” started their activity in 1984 and currently three generations are involved in the business.
The great thing about this winery is that they also have a restaurant (bochinche) where you can enjoy Canarian food while tasting their wines. Moreover, all this gastronomic experience can be enjoyed among the vineyards. As you can see in the picture above, they produce red, white and rosé wine. To visit the bodega and take a guided tour of their vineyards, contact them on +34678800164. Please note that the bochinche closes from May to November at the end of the season, check the opening times on Google before you go.
7) Winery Plaza Perdida, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The winery Plaza Perdida is also located in the Monte Lentiscal wine-growing area. They accept visits with no minimum number of people (maximum 15), but it is important to let the winemaker, Marcelo, know in advance by calling +34620796739. The problem is that the visit is only offered in Spanish. The visit with tasting is priced at €15 per person and includes cheese, bread and a glass of wine. They don’t have official opening hours, but as Marcelo told us, they are open during “normal” hours hehe. That is from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm every day, except Sunday afternoons.
There are two restaurants that we love where you can enjoy the wine from this traditional Gran Canarian bodega. They are Grill Casa Miranda (very close to the bodega) and the Cofradía de Pescadores de Taliarte.
8) Vineyard La Vica, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Another important winery on the island is Viña La Vica, where they produce different types of wine under their two commercial brands “Viña La Vica” and “Desentidos”. If you want to do authentic wine tourism in Gran Canaria, here they offer different video experiences such as pruning, harvesting, commented tastings, wine production from the grape to the bottle, etc. They offer wine tasting with local products for groups of at least 6 people and for a maximum of 30. For reservations and prices, please contact the winery of Luis Delfín Molina, one of the best oenologists in the Canary Islands, on +34669680910.
You can also taste his wines in the restaurant La Trastienda de Chago in Gáldar, along with other wines from Gran Canaria.
9) Wineries Mondalón, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
This family winery has been working for more than 30 years with the local product with the D.O. Gran Canaria wine as the protagonist. They have almost 5 hectares of their own vineyards where they grow the red varieties Listán Negra and Tintilla. As for the white varieties, they have Malvasía Volcánica, Albillo Criollo and Forastera Gomera. They offer guided tours with tasting for small groups of 10 people or more. The tasting includes three wines, cheeses, jams, olive oil, vinegar and bread (all from Gran Canaria). The price is €20 per person and you have to contact in advance on +34616655849.
If you want to combine your visit to this bodega with a romantic stay, the Rural Hotel El Mondalón is just a short walk away.
10) Winery La Higuera Mayor, Telde
La Higuera Mayor produces two types of red wines, one aged in wood and the other aged in stainless steel. Both are made from Listán Negro, Tintilla, Castellana and Negramoll grape varieties. For visits, please contact them by email at email@example.com. Prices confirmed for groups with tasting are €20 per person and include two wines + two cheeses and homemade bread. For individual visits, prices vary depending on the number of people, so please ask them. Their wines can be found in great restaurants on the island such as Qué Leche.
11) Restaurant – winery Bodegón de Vandama, Santa Brígida
A few metres by car from the Peak and Caldera de Bandama we can also visit the bodegón de Vandama. A restaurant-cellar where you can taste their wines and also eat. Their denomination of origin Gran Canaria wine (we loved the one with Listán Negro) and the Canarian cheeses are spectacular! To get here, you drive through the vineyards. Inside the restaurant itself they have some barrels and infographics that you can tour. Their contact telephone number for visits is +34928352754.
Some wineries do not offer tours in English. If you would like to hire a private tour in Gran Canaria with an official guide and pick-up at your hotel, please let us know and we will put you in touch with the best professionals and wine experts.
More wineries in Gran Canaria
There are other wineries in Gran Canaria that we would like to mention, although many of them do not offer guided tours. They are the following:
- Finca Escudero, Santa Brígida. They offer guided tours of the winery every Saturday from 11:00 to 1:00 pm with wine tasting and other local products for €20 per person. You can easily book on their website.
- Winery El Volcán, Santa Brígida. As a general rule, they do not offer guided tours, unless a group contacts them. They do organise occasional events throughout the year, such as Wine and Cinema or Volcán Rock. You can contact them on +34650429659.
- Winery Hoyos de Bandama. Their wines are marketed under the brand name “Caldera” and it is one of the most widespread wines in restaurants and supermarkets, wine shops and/or gourmet shops. At the moment they do not offer tours.
- Winery El Rincón de Guiniguada. They offer guided tours with tasting of two wines (white and red), bread and cheese for €12 per person. The owner says it’s best to call before you go on +34675919705.
- Winery Señorío de Cabrera in Telde. On their website they indicate that they are preparing their facilities for visits, but you can call them for requests.
- Bodega Frontón de Oro in San Mateo. They accept visits with prior notice, they did not inform us of rates. The contact telephone number is +34670634863.
- Winery Ventura (Eidan wines), Monte Lentiscal. We haven’t got information on visits, if we hear back, we will update the content..
- Bodega Tamerán, San Bartolomé de Tirajana. This winery does not offer tours at the moment. It is the winery of Canarian football player David Silva. Its wine can be tasted at Wine O’clock restaurant in Telde. By the way, they often organise food and wine pairing dinners here and the food is very good.
Finally, there are other small wineries in Gran Canaria where other D.O. Gran Canaria wines are produced on a smaller scale. For example, winery and wines Lava, winery Mogarén, Señorío de Agüimes, winery Viejo Antón, winery Finca El Troncón, winery Losoyos, winery Montealto, winery Monte Bandama, winery Vega de Gáldar…. so many wineries! Please note that these prices were confirmed in May 2023 and are subject to change.
Wine tasting in Gran Canaria
In short, a wine tasting in Gran Canaria is an experience not to be missed if you are a wine lover and want to learn a little more about the history and wine culture of the island. Finally, in addition to each of the wineries mentioned above, there are several places where you can taste and/or buy the wines of Gran Canaria (from different wineries). Have a look to all of them below!
So, what are you waiting for? Discover the wonderful world of wine in Gran Canaria and let yourself be seduced by its flavours and aromas. I hope all this information has been helpful and cheers!
Guides to Gran Canaria
If it’s your first time on the island and you don’t know what to do in Gran Canaria and the best places to eat, we save you a lot of time with our travel guides and itineraries. As well as getting to know the authentic side of the island, you won’t have to spend hours browsing through blogs. Take a look at all the guides below.