Little Black Book: Stratvs Vineyard

When we went to the Canary Islands,
we stumbled upon someplace extraordinary.

{And I've been dying to share it with you ever since.}

In the midst of an island full of camels & volcanic debris, lies 
a vineyard growing in lava fields.

Following in Canarian tradition,
this vineyard does not have man made water sources to their grapes.

No water line, no sprinklers, nothing.

The volcanic rock is so porous
 that it absorbs enough humidity and rain water to keep the grapes hydrated.

The roots crawl through the layers of earth 
until they find a home that is quenches it's thirst.

{Isn't that incredible?}

All the farming for the grapes 
is done in methods that have been practiced on the Canary Islands 
for hundreds of years.

However, once those grapes are cut-
they quickly warp
 from Flinstone-style farming to Jetson-esque production 
in one of the world's most modern wine facilities.

With all modern machinery & techniques,
Stratvs has perfected the art of making wine.

You will walk through all the machinery, aging, & bottling plant-
 until at last, 

And then you get to taste it.

you are in for a treat.

Have you ever been to a winery?
Did you like the experience? 
{ Or do you prefer to enjoy the art from your own patio? }


  1. how wonderful! have never been to a winery but have been to many wine tastings! hope your having a great friday morning!!

  2. awesome photos! i went to a wine tasting in Chianti, Italy- same abroad trip when I went to Tenerife. It was a blast.

    PS: Love your new blog look!

  3. "Great post, very useful for a beginner like me"

  4. Wineries yes - feels just like falling down a rabbit hole!
    Also tasting and touring champagne in that was fun.

  5. I love going out to the east end of long island to visit the wineries! it's always a great day!

  6. Wow - a far cry from Napa. How cool that the vines just put down roots in the volcanic sand and voila, no more thirsty grapes! Wonder if this wine is available Stateside so that I, too, can quench my thirst. Happy weekend and welcome back!

  7. i have never been to a winery but there is one really close to our house called tres suenos. supposed to be good. so this explains why my mother in law use lava rocks at the bottom of her garden beds. that looks amazing. i wouldn't mind going to taste some champagne in france. i found my hotel yesterday.

  8. What an absolutely gorgeous place! How lucky are you??

  9. I have never heard of such a thing! Your photos are gorgeous, by the way. I might have to research this place and see if they would deliver wine to Southern California. Vineyards on a volcano...interesting.


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