Borja Perez Viticultor
- Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Borja Perez, a rising star in the Canary Islands’ viticultural scene, loves the land of his native Tenerife. His primary project, Ignios Orígenes, was born in 2011 when Borja was presented the opportunity to buy Baboso Negro and Marmajuelo Blanco vines from La Vizcondesa, a
one-hectare vineyard that is now his jewel. With a deep-seated respect for the indigenous varieties of the Canaries, Borja seized the opportunity, and in 2012 he added Listán Negro and Vijariego Negro vines to the project.
Production here is growing but still very small, at less than 1000 cases total. The vineyards are farmed organically, the winery is gravity-fed and SO2 levels are kept to the absolute minimum.