The Canary Islands wine region is an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of North Africa. On the island of Tenerife, DO Ycoden-Daute-Isora features biodiverse, volcanic vineyards with elevations ranging from sea level to 1,400 meters. The maritime climate is shaped by the Atlantic Ocean, providing constant cooling winds and natural humidity, making it an exciting yet challenging environment for viticulture.
Common grape varieties in the Canary Islands include Listan Blanco and Listan Negro, along with Marmajuelo, Vijariego Negro, and Baboso Negro. Among the viticulturists making waves in this region is Borja Perez. A former racing car mechanic, Borja took over his family's vineyards in 2011. Focused on local varieties, he has rejuvenated old, ungrafted vineyards and established new sites. His vineyards are specifically located in the Ycoden-Daute-Isora DO, on Tenerife’s northwest coast.