As a fan of the old plonk I take any opportunities to sample the local product when travelling. So when in Lanzarote I visited the La Geria winery to see the the incredible vineyard. It was the local Bishop who needed wine for the church who tasked labourers with digging down through the volcanic ash to find the fertile soil. The holes dug into the ash can be anything from 1 to 3 metres deep and up to 4 metres wide are known as Hoyos. The semi circle of stones placed on the north east side of the top to prevent the ash being blown by the prevailing trade winds are Zocos and together they are known as La Geria,
The wine here is delicious and sweet, just to my liking. Its also very reasonably priced so remember to save some room in your luggage so you can take a bottle or two home. Its worth buying direct from the makers here as you will pay an excessive amount at the duty free shop in the airport.