This DO covers all the territory of the Canary Islands that have now more than 80 identified varieties of vines and preserve an extraordinary vine heritage, principally endemic.
It is one of the 4 world regions completely exempt from the phylloxera plague. The reason for this immunity is unknown, but this insect has never been detected in any of the Islands. As a consequence, the whole vineyard isungrafted, enabling a plant-soil total interaction, what may explain the strong mineralization of the Canary Islands wines.
The PDO Canary Islands allows, mainly, to consolidate the regional market and tackle, assertively, the international commercialization. It shall be the “common brand” to showcase the Canary wine on foreign markets. The registration in the PDO is voluntary and can coexist with the present Designations of Origin. These can also join the PDO, keeping their specificities as a subarea. They may be also compatible with the future unification of the present PDOs in Tenerife. The PDO Canary Islands started its own activity in the 2012 harvest, when an amount of 600,000 kilos were qualified, with 130 grapewine growers, 20 wineries and a vineyard surface of 220 hectares.
Consejo Regulador DO Islas Canarias
C/La Palmita 10
38440 La Guancha
Tel.: 922 130 246