The Geria is an area of the island of Lanzarote, known for its unique
volcanic landscape. Was utilized for the planting of vines for wine production
Malvasia variety being generous. The vines are planted in cones formed in the Lapilli,
locally called ‘sauce, and additionally protected by small dry stone walls.
Also planted fruit trees such as figs, in the same way. This type of planting can
plants to more easily take root in the fertile soil, while the top layer
Lapilli reduces evapotranspiration. Moreover, the form of additional
wall holes and protects crops from wind.
The first thing that draws our attention to get to this landscape is the peculiar arrangement
Held by nurseries in this area. It seems as if the land had received
impact of a meteor shower. In reality it is an area of lava and materials
Fine of the hand of man has managed to exploit for their vines get the
No wonder the locals of the area are proud of the originality of the
origin of their wines. Under our feet runs the Natural Monument Cave
Naturalists and we are about Timanfaya National Park. The vegetation is
liquenácea predominantly; however we can also find tabaiba scrub bitter
gorse, hawthorn, sea uvilla…
As regards the fauna, we know that we are in an SPA, i.e. an area
Special Protection for Birds, a title that has been granted by the importance
of colonies Seabirds found here. Of note is the presence of the Canarian Houbara
Bustard, a bird becoming increasingly scarce. There are also important wineries
in the area where you can taste many wines and cheeses from the area Geria and the
surrounding area. They produce high quality wines such as the 2010 winner of wines
Europeans in Belgium “The Griffin.
If you want to know more about the wines of Lanzarote invite you to join us on
the road Clandestine wine and discover the pleasures of the palate.