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The first vines are believed to have arrived on La Palma around 1505, at the hands of the conquerors and later colonisers of the island, who, in order to feel at home in the new land where they intended to put down roots, brought the crops and varieties that formed part of their lives from their places of origin. The varied origin of these, as well as the isolation to which La Palma was subjected in times gone by, gave rise to a wealth of varieties unequalled in other areas.
Ancestral, pre-phylloxera varieties from old vines, ungrafted on volcanic soils, grown at different altitudes, from 200 to 1,400 metres above sea level, in an Atlantic climate influenced by the trade winds.
With the beginning of banana cultivation in the coastal areas of the island in the mid fifties of the last century, many vineyards were cleared and transformed into banana plantations. It was with the creation of the "LA PALMA" Designation of Origin that the island's wine sector underwent an important transformation; vineyards and varieties were recovered, new plantations were planted, the number of wineries increased and the wine began to be known outside the island thanks to the important prizes obtained in national and international competitions.
Currently, the Denominación de Origen de Vinos "La Palma", on its 25th anniversary since its creation, has 18 registered bodegas, 983 winegrowers and 537 hectares of vineyards, whose production last year reached almost 1,300,000 kilos of controlled grapes.