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Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Wine Museum is the oldest winery in the Canary Islands and one of the ten oldest in Spain. The current owners are the fifth generation of a family who bought it from another family in 1880. It's placed in the protected zone of "La Geria" which was covered with lava and ash after the volcanic eruptions from 1730 to 1736. Inside, you will find wine presses, pumps, crushers, stills ... etc., everything from the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. We invite you on a walk through our vineyard in the heart of la Geria and to taste our Wines. Come and visit our winery, we will be pleased to attend you
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stopped here on our tour of the island. There is an interesting museum and you can go outside to see the vines growing. Unfortunately it was extremely windy that day so made the outside visit rather unpleasant and quick. We all enjoyed the wine tasting afterwards - there were 4 or 5 to choose from. Lovely sitting in the courtyard with the wine and complimentary crackers.

Thank Lindylou146
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Visited today €4 per adult, kids are free. Lovely lady took us around and did the tour in Spanish and English. The historical equipment has signs up in Spanish, English and German so you can wander around this bit by yourself. You can see how the wine industry has changed over the years. Best bit to have explained was outside- how the grapes are grown in the conditions on Lanzarote and how it differs to Europe. Wearing flip flops was not as great on the black stones, trainers would have been better for outdoors! Seeing plants that have been there for 200 years was very cool. A nice and relaxing place to wander around, very peaceful with beautiful views. Had a barn full of art work by a local artist which was beautiful to look at. We each had a small glass of wine included in the ticket and could choose which one we wanted. We then took it outside to have with some crackers. Trucks were coming in and out full of grapes which the kids enjoyed seeing. We thought it was something a little bit different and a nice morning out.

Thank Juliewall60
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Visited this vineyard museum today and found it interesting and tasty. The bodega is set on the size of an old wine cellar and shows you how they used to make wine before taking you through to the current vineyards where you can see both new and old (200 years old in some cases) grape vines.

The tour guide was extremely good - she did the tour in Spanish and English just for us. Price was excellent too, €4 per person and that included a glass of wine... For €15 2 adults could gain entry and try 6 glasses of wine.

Thank PhillWall72
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

A very interesting visit to this winemaker. It's fabolous how they succeed to make such good wines, frome vines growing in lava rocks and dust. Especially the white (malvasia) wine is very good. But all their wines are good. Worth a visit!

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Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

I don't know anything about wine but I really enjoyed our visit.
It was good to see the equipment they use and the old equipment that they use to make the wine.
The entry price included a tasting if I remember correctly it was a choice of 2 wines and a few little crackers.
It was so nice sitting in the courtyard for the tasting, unfortunately I was driving so I couldn't drink to much otherwise I would have stayed there all day.

Thank seanthomas
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