Plots and Varieties
Plot San Juan
Located around the winery, north of Tenerife, it is oriented to the northwest, at an average altitude of 313 m above sea level. Divided into eight terraces (plots) with an area of 3 hectares. It is planted with the Vijariego Negro ink variety. The soil has a clay-loam texture, with good water retention capacity.
It is located in the south of Tenerife. Oriented to the southwest, at sea level, here we grow the white variety Malvasía Aromática. Considered by many to be the queen of the white varieties of the Canary Islands, with it we elaborate our white El Sitio. When the characteristics of the vintage allow it, we also produce our Yanes Selected Vintage white.
The soil is loamy, not very compact, it is ideal for this variety.
Plot Guarisancho and El Tesoro
Located in the municipality of Valverde about 300 m. altitude and oriented northeast. Here the white varietals, mainly the White Vijariego and the Verdello, develop very well. With it we make our white wine Orchilla.
In both farms the soil is very similar to El Pinar: picón (volcanic ash) and low fertility. Ideal to achieve a good concentration of aromas on the skin of the grapes.
Plot Las Lapas
Located in the municipality of El Pinar. Oriented to the southwest, with an average altitude of 600 m above sea level. It’s 5 hectares. where we grow the black varieties Vijariego Negro (El Sitio Tinto) and Baboso Negro (De Yanes Tinto).
The soil is sandy (volcanic ash), with low clay content and very loose, which allows to obtain smaller berries that produce more concentrated wines.
Plot El Rajadero
On the island of La Gomera we have a small plot cultivated with the emblematic Forastera Gomera variety. Located in Chipude, in the municipality of Valle Hermoso, at an altitude of 1,100 m. and bordering the Garajonay National Park (World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO) is a southwest-facing hillside, hung over the Atlantic Ocean. The strains, over 60 years old, are cultivated according to the traditional system without entutorar. Here we make the white Forastera.
The steep slope of the land and the very low fertility of this soil of volcanic origin and franco-sandy texture, very stony, is the ideal for the perfect development of this peculiar variety.
EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
Bodegas el Sitio, within the framework of the Export Initiation Program of ICEX,
has had the support of ICEX and with the co-financing of the European FEDER
fund. The purpose of this support is to contribute to the international
development of the company and its environment.