A drive through mountainous terrain takes you to the village of Masdache, located in the municipality of Tías in the south-east of Lanzarote.
On the road to Uga, shortly before the western entrance to the village, you will see César Manrique’s Monumento al Pájaro Grifo, a large griffin that marks the turn to the Bodega el Grifo. This is a major sightseeing attraction for everybody who is interested in winemaking and a visit here is a great excuse to sample some award-winning vinos!
Founded in 1775, El Grifo is the oldest of Lanzarote’s bodegas (wineries) and it is widely accepted that it produces the best wines on the island. You can also wander around the museum and learn about the history of winemaking, see old presses, bottling machinery and laboratory material. The vineyard is around 50 hectares and produces excellent quality wine, which is sold throughout the Canary Islands, as well as Germany and even America. Why not join the 60,000 visitors per year who check out this well-known attraction?
Daily from 10.30 to 18.00 hours (free entrance).
Also known for its good wines is the Bodegas Barreto, the second wine-producing factory of this village.