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Rocaíno de Artenara wine, silver medal at the International Wine & Spirits Awards

It is a new wine designation that arises from the union between the sea and the mountains in Artenara, which has a small outlet to the sea in the west of Gran Canaria.

The newly introduced DO Gran Canaria wine, “Rocaíno,” has achieved an esteemed silver medal for the island at the renowned International Wine & Spirits Awards held in the Basque Country.


According to a press release by DO Gran Canaria, “Rocaíno” is the culmination of a family venture originating in the Hoyas de Artenara and named after Cándido Fleitas González’s boat, who is the driving force behind the project.

The wine’s name symbolizes the harmonious bond between the sea and the mountains in Artenara, a region that possesses a small opening to the sea on the western side of the island. The label features the image of Cándido’s boat against the backdrop of the majestic mountains visible from the Hoyas de Artenara.

Bodegas Ventura was responsible for the production and bottling of this exceptional wine.

This accolade adds to the previous successes of Bodegas Ventura, with their semi-sweet white Eidan securing a gold medal and another silver for their red wine.

The International Wine & Spirit Awards is a globally recognized competition headquartered in Vitoria-Gasteiz and organized by Catavinum, a respected authority in guides and competitions since 1998.

This year’s event saw the evaluation of 2157 wines and spirits, resulting in a total of 646 medals. Participants included wines from various European, Latin American, and even Asian countries, making it a truly international competition.


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