The first seven years spent in the small, old fashioned, traditional Canarian house situated in the town centre of La Guancha provided us with great experience which, together with several trips to the main winegrowing areas of the world, set the grounds for the project, in 1997, of our new building. Our current winery combines traditional architechtonic elements with modern lines using materials common to the area such as volcanic rock, aged ceramic rooftile, and more modern materials such as exposed concrete and stainless steel.
The building is arranged in three levels, two of which are underground, enabling us to work with gravity hence more respect for the integrity of the prime material and less energy consumption. The tasting and sales area is located on the first floor, decorated with natural volcanic landslides and to which there is access by a wooden ramp that descends through a volcanic cone. Here, one can enjoy the wines that are produced in the winery in a volcanic ambience, for these are wines that surge from a volcano as is the island of Tenerife (El Teide).
The Evocation to the terroir
The Passage of light, but not direct radiation
Process by Gravity
The entire building is naturally isolated, built with rock from the area, and is equipped with an auto-ventilation system that guarantees an optimum temperature and the adequate renewal of air.