La Geria

La Geria is located in the southwest of Lanzarote, in the municipality of Yaiza. The Parque Nacional de Timanfaya runs along the eastern border. The binding of these two important stretches of land forms one of the most impressive landscape pictures of the Canary Islands. This land is a natural reserve and covers an area of approximately 2,000 ha. It has a unique landscape and is exhilarating to witness due to its vast expanse of volcanic ash from the eruption of Timanfaya during 1730-1736; the whole scenery is bathed in its remains.

Surprisingly this area of land cultivates vines by simply digging a pit into the volcanic ash and then to cleverly create a small semi -circular stone wall around it, called zoco, to help protect it from the wind. In fact this is the largest vine growing area in Lanzarote. In land so dry that benefits from the contrasting temperatures ensures year after year the production of the best grapes resulting in the best Malvasia wine in Lanzarote.

With a barren look, La Geria without its traditional wines can be misunderstood; it is a synonym for wine. The wineries are surrounded by natural valleys; the most significant are Bodegas La Geria and Bodegas Stratvs.

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