Producer Profile

Frontón de Oro

"Since the early 2000s, brothers Pedro and Antonio Ramirez have steered Fronton de Oro, a cherished estate nestled in the hills of La Lechuza, a quaint village on Gran Canaria island. Established by their father in the 1970s, the estate initially envisioned a diverse agricultural haven, with crops ranging from vegetables to vines. Today, the focus lies predominantly on nurturing indigenous varietals—Listan Negro, Listan Prieto, Negramoll, Maramajuelo, and Tintilla (also known as Trousseau)—thriving in the nutrient-deprived volcanic and clay soils. Situated at staggering elevations, many exceeding 3,000 feet, their vineyards, some terraced and others left untamed, epitomize the rugged beauty of Gran Canaria.

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.