Producer Profile

Dolores Cabrera

For years, Dolores Cabrera has been tending to her vineyards in the Valle de la Orotava, Tenerife, embracing organic farming practices long before they became mainstream. While some of her plots have earned official organic certification, all have been cultivated with the same conscientious approach. Transitioning from selling her grapes to larger producers, Dolores embarked on her winemaking journey in 2013, birthing La Araucaria. This venture represents her unique and natural interpretation of the Listan Negro grape, the cornerstone varietal of her region.

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Where The Wines Come From

Canary Islands

In the remote and rugged landscapes of the Canary Islands, natural winemaking is both an art and a way of life. These volcanic islands off the coast of northwestern Africa boast a viticultural heritage as ancient as it is unique. Here, amid the volcanic soils and Atlantic breezes, winemakers practice organic and biodynamic farming methods with a deep respect for the land. Indigenous grape varieties such as Listán Negro, Listán Blanco, and Malvasía thrive in this harsh yet fertile terrain, producing grapes of exceptional quality and character. In the cellar, minimal intervention is the guiding principle, as winemakers allow spontaneous fermentations and aging in neutral vessels to reveal the true essence of the grapes and their terroir. The resulting natural wines from the Canary Islands are a testament to the islanders' ingenuity and resilience, offering a taste of the volcanic soils and oceanic influences that shape these captivating wines.