Nat Geo Day Tour: La Geria, Vineyards that Sprouted from Fire
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Nat Geo Day Tour: La Geria, Vineyards that Sprouted from Fire

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Language: German
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Duration: from 2 hours to 4 hours
Do this because
  • Admire the uniqueness of the landscape of La Geria, a legacy left to the local farmers by a series of volcanic eruptions, and taste what are considered to be among the world's oldest grapes – Malvasia volcanica.
  • Led by two local winemakers, learn about the traditional cultivation methods of La Geria, unique in the world and still being preserved.
  • On your exclusive visit to the private vineyards of the Nacho Romero estate, which are not open to any other groups, one of the owners and winemakers will lead a walk around their vineyards introducing the local grape varieties and offering a taste of their artisanal wine.
  • Local wine and cheese tasting session at La Geria winery, which takes place in an exclusive area of the bodega while the winemaker explains Lanzarote's wine legacy in detail.
  • Learn how TUI Care Foundation has been involved in the conservation and support of this unique method of wine cultivation in Lanzarote, an island declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
What to expect

When Timanfaya's six long years of eruptions ceased in 1736, the farmers of La Geria believed their fertile lands were lost forever under a thick layer of ash. But the local families needed to make the land productive again, and through sheer hard work and determination, they succeeded in creating the vineyards of La Geria.

You'll start off with a scenic walk, following trails through private vineyards belonging to the family-owned bodega of Nacho Romero, opened exclusively for National Geographic travellers.

As you soak up the unique character of these landscapes where vineyards are surrounded by volcanoes, the owner will explain how the layer of volcanic ash, known locally as ‘picón,' has shaped their cultivation methods, which are unique in the world. If you are lucky enough to find them ripe, you might even get to pick grapes straight from the vine as you hear Nacho or his wife Luisa, both winemakers, talk about the characteristics of volcanic wine. Back at the bodega after the walk, you'll be able to sample one of the artisanal wines that Nacho and Luisa make in their home winery.

Next, you'll head to Bodega La Geria – another important component of the ecological wine making movement. The winemaker himself will show you around the bodega. Find out the secrets of the hollows, called ‘zocos' which shelter the vines from the wind, and discover the different varieties of grapes that thrive in Lanzarote's volcanic terroir. To finish, savour a tasting of one of the estate's renowned wines with local cheese and crackers.

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What to remember
  • Not suitable for expectant mothers or guests with back problems
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs
  • Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • Adults only
  • Bring suitable footwear
  • Food not included
  • Subject to weather conditions
  • English-speaking guide for all nationalities
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Provider
TUI España Turismo, S.L.U, with Tax Number B08089187 and Travel License Number GCMD-4
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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