These infrastructures were built for wine making, an important element in the cultural life of Los Realejos.
Los Realejos has been dubbed ‘the cathedral of white wine’, therefore it comes as no surprise to find many wine presses spread throughout the municipality. Grape juice was extracted in these wine presses for the making of high quality wines, which have gained worldwide recognition.
Three magnificent examples of wine presses can be found in Cruz Santa neighbourhood: a parish-owned one, the wine press in El Lagar recreational area, and another one at the beginning of the area known as La Piñera. The twin wine presses located in El Jardín and the wine press in Casa del Llano are other examples of the many wine presses found throughout the municipality.