In the 16th
century, the most famous of the wines that were exported from
the Canary Islands were known as “malvasia” or
simply “vino de Canarias” (wine from the Canaries).
At present, a much more extensive range of wines are being
produced on the island under the denomination of origin, “Monte
Lentiscal”, and the denomination of origin, “Gran
Canaria”. The grape varieties that are most widely cultivated
are common black, negramoll, tintilla, black moscatel, malvasia
Both denominations encompass approximately twelve commercial
brands that produce young, red and white wines. These magnificent
wines have already conquered the local market and their fame
is growing steadily.