Some good news:
This year’s annual grape harvest in Tenerife is forecast to be up around 40 per cent on last year.
On reflection, however, that figure is not quite as good as it first appears as last year saw one of the worst yields in living memory.
Nevertheless, the manager of the Control Board of Designation of Origin Tacoronte Acentejo, Mari Paz Gil, said this year’s harvest, estimated at 1.4 million kilos, will be a major increase in both quantity and quality over last season, having benefitted from near-perfect weather conditions.
All that remains is to bring in the harvest, a task which, in most areas, begins in September and runs through into October.