18 Apr Tegueste
Tegueste, a small town on the island of 9,400 souls, it represents the classic crossing site of the most diverse local cultures, on the one hand it represents the wine-growing area par excellence of the far north of the island, on the other it embodies the charm of the North African Berber culture that it seems has taken the name of the original city of Sant’Agostino di Ippona, Tagaste located in Numibia (Morocco), name and not only as an important center for the development and maintenance of Berber culture, supporting the centrality of the concept of “free man”.
The surrounding area which is considered of considerable archaeological interest begins at the source of the Barranco Agua de Dios, in the municipality of Tegueste, but extends up to Tejina, where it is called Barranco de Milán.
The archaeological point of view, as mentioned above of considerable interest, derives from having been a permanent settlement area of Guanche, as evidenced by the large number of cueve.
According to the Archaeological Map of both municipalities, Tegueste and Tejina, about thirty natural dwellings (cueve) and funerary caves are all characterized by their current reuse.
The main production activity, as mentioned above, is the production of wines; white, red and rosé wines available in the famous “Bodega El Lomo” located in the municipal district of Tegueste that offers, in addition to its vaunted products, a splendid panoramic view of the environment with a strongly rural connotation that surrounds it.
The farm “El Lomo”, from which the activity takes its name, is located at an altitude between 380 and 420 meters above sea level.
The vine was able to take root, adapting to the peculiar characteristics of the terrain of this area of purely rocky and volcanic origin.
The winery, born towards the end of the 1980s by the family of Felix Rodríguez Rodríguez, hosts and allows to “work” up to 250 tons of grapes.
A new factory now houses areas for quality control, rooms for workers’ accommodation, barrique rooms and new bottling lines.
The structure also includes a tasting room dedicated to wine tourism for events, courses, celebrations and banquets.
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Businesses and professionals in the municipality of Tegueste