The Orotava Valley in the north of the island of Tenerife, is home to the winery Bodegas Tajinaste.
Owned by the family García Farráis since they established it in 1977, the winery is part of a long family project linked to viticulture ever since they planted their first vineyards in 1914, in their terroir in the Orotava Valley.
Today, Agustin Garcia Farráis, who studied to be a winemaker in France and who is known as a popularizer of wine culture in Tenerife, is the "alma mater" of this great family project, which is considered as one of the most powerful wine groups on the island of Tenerife.
The winery markets its wines under the trademarks of Tajinaste, Paisaje de las Islas and CAN. And operates under the wine protected areas of Valle de la Orotava (Orotava Valley) and Islas Canarias (Canary Islands), being the case that Bodegas Tajinaste has been one of the most important promotors of the latter.
Firm commitment with local grape varieties such as black listán, black Vijariego, white listán, aromatic malmsey and others.. and the recognized quality of their wines, make this winery a must for those interested in the sector and in general for any passionate of wine.
In this sense, it is particularly interesting to attend the wine tasting courses that the winemaker of the winery, Mr. Agustín García Farráis, directs in a specially refurbished local next to an old tobacco dryer, within the best of the winery´s vineyards.
180,000 liters of quality wine were produced in 2015 vintage, giving an idea of the small for international standards dimensions of the winery, but of the importance that it has within the sector in the island of Tenerife.
Another interesting fact is that during 2015, 25% of all the production was exported to exigent markets like the USA, where new flavors and styles are always eagerly looked for.
Bodegas Tajinaste currently produces the 60% of their grape needs in their own terroir and has received international recognition through very prestigious awards such as the Brussels Golden Medal in the "Concours Mondial de Bruxeles".