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The vineyards

The viticulture in Fuencaliente  is configured as a closed landscape with unique beauty on a difficult and fragile environment.

It is impossible to assess the wines of  los Llanos Negros  without knowing about the environment they come from and the special features required for their production. The heroic viticulture has an excellent quality potential, but involves huge economic and human efforts.

llanosnegros-lapalma-superficieLlanos Negros vines are grown according to standard integrated viticulture. We improve with  natural prevention actions. Vines are only treated when there is a real risk of disease, with the less aggressive products for the fauna.

Our cultivation system does not allow us to introduce any mechanization at all, so the work has to be done by hand. This annual sacrifice during the long harvest season has a typical image of men and women with baskets, a work full of effort and faith. This  courage wishes to be rewarded with a worthwhile result.

The soil work is minimal as it’s covered by volcanic ash,  and there is no weed growth. Our commitment with the terroir of the Llanos Negros is seeking the best integration with the ecosystem.

Respecting the crops of Llanos Negros means favoring indigenous noble varieties that have been planted for centuries and that constitute a unique landscape,  unknown to the majority of Spaniards,  maintaining the uniqueness of this vineyard.

The eleven hectares are located between 300 and 400 meters, with southwest exposure and a slope of 10%. With a semi-arid climate and clear Atlantic influence. An average vine density of 1,800 plants per hectare.


This is a vineyard made up of 54 small plots, each of them with an average of 2000m2. These  plots are worked by teachers, carpenters, fishermen, construction workers … who have bought or inherited from their parents and who  share their love for our ancestral viticulture. They have been able to maintain pre-phylloxera varieties, with more than 60 vintages, some of the exceeding 200.  Growers who have not been tempted to change the varieties of a whole life, of low production, for  other foreign “as they are called” and with much higher yields. They have known and know how to keep the wine heritage of the southern part of the island of La Palma.