Traditional Wine Press

La Palma is one of the few places in the world where wineries still use this type of traditional Roman press.

Wine presses like this one, present in the local wineries, arrived on the island with the Spanish and Portuguese colonists between the 15th and 16th centuries, along with the grape varieties that are still cultivated by island winegrowers.
This wine press was built in the first half of the 19th century by a family from the Los Quemados neighborhood and, given the vicissitudes of the time, they had to sell it to emigrate to the island of Cuba. Later, and on their return to La Palma, they bought this wine press again, paying for it with Numismatic Silver Coins. Then, it was passed from generation to generation until the City Council in July 2007 bought it from the family to restore it by the master carpenter Candelario Méndez and as a tribute to the grape harvest, it was placed in the Plaza de San Antonio .

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