Lanzarote is a Spanish Denominación de Origen Protegida (DOP) for wines that covers the entire island of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, Spain. It acquired its DO in 1994, and there are currently around 1,800 ha under cultivation.
The vines are planted in cones formed in the lapilli , locally called picón , and further protected by small dry stone walls. Fruit trees, such as fig trees, are also planted in the same way. This type of planting allows plants to root more easily in the fertile soil, while the top layer of lapilli reduces evapotranspiration. In addition, the shape of the holes and the additional wall protect the crops from the wind.
There are four subzones:
La Geria, the largest and located in the south
San Bartolomé/Tías (Masdache), in the centre
Tinajo, in the centre-west
Haría-Ye, in the north