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The Wine Museum of Lanzarote

The Wine Museum of Lanzarote is located at the old cellars of the "El Grifo" wineries, which were built over the volcanic lava left from the 18th century eruption. According to trust-worthy reports, they were built in the year 1775, making this the oldest winery in the Canaries. Since then, wine has been made here without interruption. The present owner's family acquired the property and cellars in 1880.

The old buildings were erected with the rough materials typical of Lanzarote; thick walls of volcanic stone and mortar, with the ceiling beams largely from salvaged ship-wrecks.

While the buildings themselves are of some historical importance, so too are the ancient tools and machinery which have been preserved and are now on show in the wine museum. People who have some knowledge of wine-making would observe that the evolution of the wine making was not very different here than in other wine making countries, however in Lanzarote, due to its remoteness and communication problems, this evolution was several decades behind. This allows the observation of methods and machinery which were no longer in use anywhere else during the twentieth century.

Museo El Grifo
Open to the public every day of the year
10.30 – 18.00

Entrance fee is 3 euro per adult which includes a free wine tasting

Tel : (+34) 928 524 951
Fax : (+34) 928 832 634

Website: www.elgrifo.com

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