An example in which even the “imperfection” of a process that does exploit all the modern technological results in an emblematic, high-quality, and very enjoyable product…
His son, Marcelo, left for Madrid in the late 1970s to study Sociology and ended up in Bologna (Italy) pursuing a Masters degree in Urban and Rural Sociology and Territory Planning. When he came back home, he took over the family estates and, little by little, he transformed their traditional uses (potatoes, flour, vegetables, fruit trees, vines) by adapting the land to ecological production “on account of its alimentary and environmental advantages, as well as the future conservation of the land,” he explains.
He took over the family estates and he transformed their traditional uses by adapting the land to ecological production “on account of its alimentary and environmental advantages, as well as the future conservation of the land”
He was one of the first viticulturists to become an associate of the Regulatory Board of the Denomination of Origin Tacoronte-Acentejo 20 years ago, when it was first established. Back then, he made the transition to close-to-the-ground growing vines, with red (Listán Negro, Negramoll, Tintilla) and white varieties (Marmajuelo), and kept producing wine and selling it in bulk to local restaurants. In 2010, he finally decided to bottle his red wine from 2008, and a few years later his white wine as well. To date, they are the only wines from the region of Tegueste that are certified by the Regulatory Board of Ecological Agriculture (CRAE).
■ Marcelo González Santana
Carretera San Bernabé 103, 38280 Tegueste (Tenerife), Islas Canarias (España)
Cell phone: (34) 676 681 480
● Capacity: 6,000 liters.
● Average production: 4,000 bottles/year.
♥ On Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 2pm they have a stand at the Mercadillo del Agricultor (Farmer’s market) in Tegueste