Valle de Güímar DO

Valle De Guimar DO Wine Area Map
Valle De Guimar DO Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine

Lying on the south-eastern coast of Tenerife, these vineyards were granted denomination of origin status in 1996.

Like the Abona vineyards, they stretch up the slopes of Mount Teide to reach some of the highest vine-growing altitudes in Europe. However, in the search for balance and quality of the final product, the most favourable conditions, both in soil and climate, are to be found in the plantations located above 800 metres altitude. At these heights, the vines are grown on low arbours in soil of volcanic origin with high permeability.

The denomination takes its name from Güímar, one of the three towns (Güímar, Arafo and Candelaria) lying within the DO.
 

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Valle de Güímar
C/ Tafetana, 14      
38500 Güimar
Tenerife
Tel.: +34 922 514 709
consejo@vinosvalleguimar.com      
www.vinosvalleguimar.com

Sources

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Valle de Güímar PDO

 

White wines make up 65% of DO production.

Valle De Guimar DO Consejo Regulador De La Denominacion De Origen
Valle De Guimar DO Vineyards and Production
Vineyards
Area under vine

271 ha.

Altitude of vineyards

50 - 1,500 m.

Soil types

Sandy areas at low and middle altitude areas, and clay soils at high altitude areas.

Principal grapes (w)

Listán Blanco, Malvasía, Moscatel, Gual, Vijariego and Verdello.

Principal grapes (r)

Listán Negro, Negramoll, Tintilla, Malvasía Tinta, Moscatel Negro, Vijariego Negro, Rubi Cabernet, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.

Production
Maximum crop

10,000 kg/ha

Yield

70%

Production 2013

336,627 kg

Production 2014

375,816 kg

Production 2015

429,122 kg