I am not a drinker but I am often asked which are the best tour operators for visiting the wine bodegas. The answer is I haven´t a clue! I’ve seen these advertised but when I have followed up they don’t seem to exist. As wine forms an important part of the island’s cultural heritage and because many of the bodegas are close together I have put together a short tour to help you do your own thing rather than have to rely on others.
The Tacoronte-Acentejo wine route is located in the north of Tenerife. It is a traditional area whose history is in the production of quality wines. Depending on your starting point, once you are in Santa Cruz, it is about 15 minutes on the TF-5 motorway. If you don’t want to drive, several buses stop in Tacoronte. I have added a map and if you want to visit the bodegas shown on foot it will take around 45 minutes not taking into account the amount of time you spend in each bodega. As an example, if you were to take Titsa Line 11 the best stops for the start of this tour is the 1196 or 1233 Calvario.
Starting at the Domínguez Cuarta Generación Bodega on Calle Calvario. Tel: 922 572 435 among its highlights the exquisite “Dominguez Tinto” and among the white “Malvasia Dominguez classic.”
You can at this point make a short detour to the Mocanero Bodega located on Ctra. General del Norte, 347 telephone 922 560 762
Bodega Agryenca located on Calle Fray Diego is a modern vineyard set in five hectares. It produces red and white wines and its main labels are Teyzar and Tabaibal. You don´t need a reservation to receive a guided vineyard tour or to taste the wines produced. The staff speak Spanish, French and English and the winery is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-1pm Tel. 922 564 013
The last bodega on this short tour is at Carretera Puerto de la Madera. Bodegas y Viñedos 2005 is a young and dynamic winery equipped with state-of-the-art technology. It produces red wine and its main labels are Brocca and Argodey. Open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-2pm. Afternoons, by prior appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for guided tours in German, Spanish and English.
The volcanic earth and the fact that the vines were perfectly adapted to the many microclimates of the island have made Tenerife an exceptional wine-growing area. There are dozens of bodegas: Here which you may wish to check out.