El Grifo

Price guide: Budget

Madasche, La Geria

Price guide: Budget

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By Jane Egginton, your La Geria expert

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expert-rated things to do in La Geria
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Education, Great views / scenery, History, Shopping

Expert review of El Grifo

Oldest bodega in Canaries and authentic museum.

I am always delighted by this little bodega and museum in the middle of Lanzarote's wine region, La Geria. Not only is this place the oldest bodega in the Canaries, but one the oldest in the whole of Spain. The 18th-century building houses a variety of wine making items, from giant presses to bottling equipment which may not be of real interest to anyone but a true wine buff, but are an important part of the authentic, atmospheric backdrop. Come here to drink in a little of the history of wine making, and then retire to the small bar for some tasting of some very fine local wines. 

Price advice: 

3 euros per person.

Expert tips: 
Decide on a designated driver, or take an organised tour, if you want to sample the wines.
Don't miss the little souvenir shop, which has some interesting items.

More information on El Grifo :

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Museum
Address:
Madasche, La Geria
Telephone:
928 524 951
Website:
http:// www.elgrifo.com
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 10.30am–6pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor
Free tags / Keywords:
Wine

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