Vega Norte Wine

Vega Norte wine from La Palma
Vega Norte wine from La Palma

Wines from La Palma have improved enormously in the 20 years since I came here. Partly this is because they’ve created a “Denominación de Origen” which is much the same as the French “Appellation d’origine contrôlée” – you have to pass quality standards to be able to put the words on your bottle. And partly the local wine producers have just plain worked hard. Still, there’s an element of luck involved. The climate’s been so erratic lately that there’s quite a difference between one year and another.

I’ll let you into a local secret. Bottles of white Vega Norte from 2009 are flying off the shelves. It’s got a light, flowery taste, and you can expect to pay about 4€ a bottle

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

This article has 3 Comments

  1. i just come from la palma and there i enjoyed your white wine very much.
    can you tell me where in germany i can buy it??

    gracias!

    kind regards

    britta amtenbrink

  2. Hi there

    We bought a bottle of rosé and a bottle of white whilst on holiday and enjoyed it very much. Where can we get some more? Can we order it online?

    Thanks
    lynn

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