Volcanic Vineyards Of The Island Of Lanzarote

 The island of Lanzarote refers to the Canary Islands, Spain. It is also called the island of fire-breathing mountains - on a small island about 60 kilometers long and 15 kilometers wide, about three hundred volcanoes are located.

The island of Lanzarote refers to the Canary Islands, Spain. It is also called the island of fire-breathing mountains - on a small island about 60 kilometers long and 15 kilometers wide, about three hundred volcanoes are located and since in its small area there are about 300 volcanoes, as travelstyle.gr writes. In the autumn of 1730, lava and ash began to burst out of thirty craters simultaneously. The eruption lasted six years, and as a result, a third of the island was covered with lifeless basalt and ash. This circumstance has a very negative impact on agriculture Lanzarote, but did not stop the local winemakers, who, after all, adapted to successfully grow grapes right in the volcanic desert.


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 The island of Lanzarote refers to the Canary Islands, Spain. It is also called the island of fire-breathing mountains - on a small island about 60 kilometers long and 15 kilometers wide, about three hundred volcanoes are located
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Volcanic vineyards of Lanzarote 

The main part of the vineyards of Lanzarote is located in the valley of La Geria, which for a considerable distance is covered with a thick layer of ash. Grape seedlings are planted in specially dug pits or trenches up to several meters wide. This is done firstly in order to make it easier for the roots to reach the fertile soil layer, and secondly in order to provide the grapes with moisture. There is practically no rain here, artificial irrigation is also not practiced, plants are fed by dew, which condenses on the walls of the “funnels”. The layer of soil saturated with ashes, in turn, has the ability to hold moisture for a long time.
Volcanic vineyards of the island of Lanzarote
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Lanzarote volcano vineyards

Grape pits, as a rule, are surrounded by a special basalt fence to protect them from drying out winds.
Volcanic vineyards of the island of Lanzarote
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Lanzarote wine

Despite such harsh conditions, the yield here is up to 40 kg of grapes from the vine.
Volcanic vineyards of the island of Lanzarote
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Volcanic vineyards of the island of Lanzarote
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After 10 thousand years, our descendants will wonder what it is like today we are wondering about the appointment of figures on the Nazca Plateau and other ancient structures.
 
Volcanic vineyards of the island of Lanzarote
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The local wine industry produces about two million liters of wine per year.

Volcanic vineyards of the island of Lanzarote
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The island of Lanzarote is quite popular with tourists, as well as the Canaries in general. Sightseeing tours around the island include, among other things, visiting exotic vineyards and wine cellars.
The island of Lanzarote is quite popular with tourists, as well as the Canaries in general. Sightseeing tours around the island include, among other things, visiting exotic vineyards and wine cellars.
 
Volcanic vineyards of the island of Lanzarote
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A bottle of good wine with unusual flavors is about 6 euros.
Volcanic vineyards of the island of Lanzarote
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Volcanic vineyards of the island of Lanzarote
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Volcanic vineyards of the island of Lanzarote
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Volcanic vineyards of the island of Lanzarote
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These vineyards are unusual, thrive in volcanic craters where ash is evident in every spot. Still, the grapes produced are among the most aromatic and tasty in the world and make the best wine. 
 
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