El Lomo Winery

El Lomo Winery

The Tenerife winery Bodega El Lomo is part of the designation of origin Tacoronte-Acentejo, the area that has enjoyed traditionally of the strongest and best reputation in the production of red wines on the island of Tenerife.

Specifically this reputed Tenerife winery is located in the council of Tegueste, an area characterized by being traditionally regarded as the holder of the best “terroirs” of past large landowners settled in the neighboring and historic capital of the island of Tenerife, San Cristobal de La Laguna.

Tegueste is an area in the northeast of the island of Tenerife which has produced great wines for over 500 years. It is a region of temperate climate, sheltered from the wind, where the grape ripens slowly but obstinately in an environment of rare beauty.

Currently it is well worth touring as for quite a few years, a wine route was opened named “Travesía de los viñedos y Campiñas de Tegueste” which could be translated as “The path through the vineyards and Countryside of Tegueste” which is to be the local version of the famous French wine routes.

This passage describes a circular tour through beautiful vineyard fields as one could hardly guess that might be found on the Canary Islands. The circuit is really nice to visit at almost all times of the year, both in early spring when the old vines begin to sprout or better even in early September, just before the harvest, when the neat rows of vineyards either planted in the modern “espaldera” way or in the traditional manner, are full of black and ripe grapes, just due to be collected.

Bodega El Lomo winery is located in the vicinity of this essential wine circuit at relatively short distance from the famous restaurant Meson El Drago. It is a winery founded in 1989 by a known and reputable entrepreneur of the island D. Felix Rodriguez, who a few years ago gave the baton of managing to his daughter Doña Clara Rodriguez.

One of the most outstanding features of Bodega El Lomo is that it has facilities with more than 5 meters high, allowing the realization of the racking and in general all the steps of the winemaking process by gravity, avoiding  the use of pumps, what is a clear sign of quality.

Another interesting highlight of this Tenerife winery which has a processing capacity of 250.000kg of grapes per year and its large tasting room with capacity for 80 people; is the recent launch of mono varietal  wines of native grapes like Black Baboso from El Hierro and well known international grape varieties  as Tempranillo and Merlot.

All wine and oenology lovers should join one of the guided tours that are available to visit this fantastic Tenerife winery called Bodega El Lomo in Tegueste.