Tacoronte (Guanche) – Tagoror is a town in the north east of the Canary Island of Tenerife, with 23,893 inhabitants (January 1, 2015) and is part of the Acentejo, a 2,442 ha large wine-growing area. A total of 2250 wine-growers work about 50 wineries and winegrowing cooperatives.
Almost 90% red wines are produced from the grape varieties Listán Negro and Negramoll, as well as Grenache (local Tintilla), Moscatel Negro, Malvasia Rosada and Vijariego Negro.
The largest part of the territory on which the town of Tacoronte is today, was conquered by Conquistador Sebastián Machado from Guimarães (Portugal), after the conquest of the island of Tenerife by troops of Queen Isabella of Castile and León at the beginning of the 16th century. He built a chapel in the place where the church of Santa Catalina is today. Around this chapel was the first settlement in this area.
Our finca is located in San Juan de Perales, a district of Tacoronte. It is located in the northern area of Tacoronte almost three kilometers from the city center and is located on an average altitude of about 400 meters. It is characterized by the Barrancos of Los Molinos and San Juan.
San Juan is connected to Santa Cruz de Tenerife via the TF-5 North Highway. San Juan is located west of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Neighboring communities are Valle de Guerra, Bajamar, Punta Hidalgo in the north, San Cristobal de la Laguna in the east, and El Sauzal in the south.
There is also the San Juan Bautista chapel, several public squares, a cash machine, a pharmacy, a doctor’s office, sports facilities, a community center, a public school, a children’s center and a funeral home, as well as shops, bars and restaurants.
Since 1981 is also important – not only for tourism – the farm market (Mercadillo del agricultor) takes place on Saturdays and Sundays in the time from 08: 00-14: 00h and is only a 5 minute walk from our finca.
In the neighborhood there is also one of the monumental trees of the city, known as San Juan Drago (Dracaena draco) with 9 meters high and a circumference of 6.35 meters and an estimated age of 320 to 400 years. In addition, it belongs to the genus of the asparagus plants.