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WineRun Lanzarote & Fine Food Festival

June, the 13 & 14. La Geria.

It is possible that more than 5.200 hectares that draw our black desert are the principal exponent of Lanzarote’s culture and idiosyncrasy, an island marked by the lack of water. A surviving island. A fragile and small territory, which if it,she went out forward was thanks to the ingenuity and collective sweat of its people.

On the sunset of shade and gold of the principal zone of wine production of the island, the certainty is identified: our landscape is our principal source of wealth; tied forever to a primary sector that we must promote, to a singular and plethoric gastronomy of pure, fruit and mineral flavors; to a traveler who looks for particular realities and not substitutes.

Things always have a cause and a motivation. They are the result of a desire or a reason. The Lanzarote WineRun is part of the Save La Geria project, a strategy involving the agricultural, tourist and cultural sector in the recovery and sustainable exploitation of this protected area.

Revitalización’s Plan of the Space Agroecológico of La Geria chases the economic, cultural, environmental and tourist sustainability of this landscape, through the wine tourism, the hiking, the recovery of agricultural degraded spaces and the putting in value of traditional paths, among other actions
This project goes beyond sport and landscape protection. The Lanzarote WineRun pursues a space neat and designed for everyone. La Geria, saved by all and for all.

La Geria

Using the cultivation system of sanding, vineyards are cultivated in Lanzarote since mid- 18th Century. The great volcanic eruption that ocurred between 1730 and 1736 submerged the best growing lands of the island under lava, slag and ash. This fact changed the cultivation of vines in excavated holes in cone shape that Project the plant from the wind building a short wall of stones around it. These holes have around 3m of diameter per 2,5m depth to get to fertile land, where the vine is planted. The volcanic land absorbs and conserves humidity, allowing then good absorption of rainwater and making difficult its evaporation.

This area of vineyards is known as La Geria, protected natural space since 1994 that covers five of the seven municipalities of the island: San Bartolomé, Teguise, Tías, Yaiza and Tinajo.
In other spots of the World, there are also vineyards on volcanic land, but Lanzarote’s plantation is unique in the whole World. La Geria has become a singular rural space of great beauty, where vine- growing tradition has been consolidated and has stayed inalterable, becoming an example of the inventivenees and hard work of the peolple from Lanzarote to optimise their natural resources.

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