First of all, the more wineries there are, the more competitive the market becomes and therefore everyone should benefit. I am not going to present you with an exhaustive list of all the wineries on Mallorca. What I will try to do is demonstrate that there are enough types of wine on the island to cover any kind of meal, gift or wine tasting.
Each winery has its own particular way of working. Classicism dominates at some, whilst others focus on making wines of an international character, and still others continue on their quest for a Mallorcan wine as a cultural element. This distinction in itself is one way of looking at the wines and choosing one for our specific tastes. There are many authorized grape varieties available on the island, but the amount of wine made using autochthonous varieties is meager by comparison. This is due to the added difficulties involved in making these wines.
The first type of wine, and at the same time the most discreet, is sparkling wine made in Mallorca. The first winery to make a sparkling wine on the island was Jaume Mesquida, but they have since stopped producing it due to the aggressive competition en- countered from the cava produced on the mainland. However, there are wineries on the island which sell cava with their own labels but which has actually been produced on the mainland.
The Porreres-based winery was established in 1945 by Jaume Mesquida Barceló, great-grandfather of the brother and sister who run the business today. The founder of […] Jaume Mesquida Wine
I suggest trying “Goig”, made by the Celler Ramanyà in Santa Maria using the Manto Negro variety. This is a sparkling rosé which is ideal as an aperitif or as a refreshing mid-afternoon tipple.
The Ramanyà Wine Cellar is also a museum in Santa Maria, Mallorca – the very first to produce a sparkling red with other fine wines – among the best on the island. […] Ramanyà Wine Cellar
Mallorcan white wines are the inevitable stars of the summer as the perfect accompaniment to fish and seafood dishes. A great option is Som dels Cavallers by Galmés i Ribot in Santa Margalida, made using autochthonous grape varieties. If you are looking for a white wine to have before your meal, or as a smooth starter, look no further than the blanc de blancs produced in the Binissalem area, mainly with Prensal blanc grapes.
The Galmes i Ribot Wine Cellar uses new techniques with ancient vines to create a distinctive Mallorcan wines. Individual, bespoke orders can also be created. […] Galmes i Ribot Wine Cellar
A word of advice: try the Galdent by Can Majoral in Algaida with a piece of semi-cured Mahonés cheese: it is simply unbeatable. There is one specific type of white wine which deserves a special men- tion; the Malvasia wines produced in Banyalbufar and Estellencs.
The Bodega Can Majoral has a family tradition of ecological wine production and a long waiting list of helpers for the annual harvest under the full moon. […] Bodega Can Majoral
We owe a great deal of thanks to this group of winemakers for their outstanding work in maintaining and injecting new life into the cultivation of this variety on the steep terraces on the Tramuntana mountain range. I think it would be unfair to mention any one particular wine over the others, but I can say that I was very impressed with the clean and well defined fruity flavours of the Cornet 2011 made by the Banyalbufar cooperative.
Rosé wines are becoming increasingly popular. They combine perfectly with pasta dishes, pizzas, traditional fidueas or slightly spicy meals. There are two very clearly defined styles. The ones which exhibit a vibrant red colour, similar to red fruits, which are also quite aromatic, such as the Eco by Bodegas Binigrau and the Ses Nines by Celler Tianna Negre; and the ones which exhibit a slightly paler salmon colour, are less fruity and feature a slight acidity, which reminds the drinker of white wine. Good examples of the latter are the Armero i Adrover from Felanitx, the Flaires by Mortitx or the wine made by Marc Gayda on his Son Artigues estate near Porreres.
Discover how three brothers from a great wine dynasty have combined their talents to create award-winning fine wines at the Binigrau Wine Cellar in Biniali, Mallorca […] Binigrau Wine Cellar
Within the red wine family, there is one particular wine which enjoys great popularity and which is a great choice for the summer months when you may feel like enjoying a red wine served slightly chilled; the Macia Batle “Maceración Carbónica” from Santa María. Its name refers to the technique used to make it and which brings forth wines which are very fruity and smooth on the palate.
Wine is art for Ramón Servalls Batle, a direct descendant of the founder of the Macià Batle Wine Cellar, who sells most of his 1 million bottle production in Mallorca. […] Macià Batle Wine Cellar
The largest group of red wines is, without a doubt, those aged in oak barrels. Tianna Bocchoris by Tianna Negre is made mainly from the Manto Negro variety in the Binissalem area and is significantly influenced by new barrels and modern techniques. A slightly more classic but equally fine example would be the Carmesi by Jaume de Puntiró. These wines are great for combining with grilled red meats or smooth stews.
Celler Tianna Negre in Binissalem is a new winery from the famous Morey-Garau family who also own the winery Túnel – on the island they now make fine wine with sommelier Patrick Paulen. […] Celler Tianna Negre
Organic wine expert Pere Calafat of the Jaume de Puntiró Wine Cellar in Santa Maria is something of a wine guru and is sought out for his advice by young wine-makers. […] Jaume de Puntiró Wine Cellar
In the wine growing area of Pla i Llevant we come across the Cal- let variety which brings us very fine and elegant wines such as the Callet by Armero i Adrover, which is perfect for lighter meat dishes. For fans of foreign grape varieties, a very pleasant Cabernet Sauvignon is the Son Prim made in Sencelles.
For those in search something different – wines from the Armero i Adrover Wine Cellar in Felanitx, Mallorca are created by pioneering vintner Luis Armero. […] Armero i Adrover Wine Cellar
At the Son Prim Wine Cellar near Sencelles, Jaime Llabrés specialises in top quality red wines – creating classic Mallorcan reds using very modern methods. […] Son Prim Wine Cellar
I think it is high time that Mallorcan wines should take their rightful place on our tables; to be enjoyed with the best meals and at special occasions. For this to happen they will first have to replace wines from Ribera del Duero and La Rioja, which currently rank first place in our estimation for no other reason than their region of origin.
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Follow the Wine route
For wine lovers you can explore Mallorca’s best vineyards around the area of Binissalem DO region encompassing the island’s central towns of Santa Maria del Camí, Consell, Binissalem, Sencelles and Santa Eugenia. […] Follow the Wine route
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