A passion for perfection
What could be more enjoyable than a good bottle of locally produced wine, shared with friends?
Wine lovers have so much choice here on Mallorca, where more than 70 bodegas are producing wines, mainly from the distinctive autochthonous grape varieties.
The resulting wines owe their character not just to the grapes, but also to the many interesting and dedicated people involved in winemaking.
A good number of Mallorca’s wines win prizes in international competitions, helping to raise the profile of the island’s wine industry and boost valuable export markets.
With a growing number of wineries, from one-man bodegas to large commercial operations, it has not been easy for Mallorca’s visitors, or even residents, to find information about local wines – let alone discover those that are worth buying in a restaurant, wine store, or supermarket.
We knew that a guide to the 101 Best Wines on Mallorca would become an indispensable reference for wine drinkers here. We also knew it was an ambitious task – after all, it’s never been done before – requiring a lot of time and expertise.
Enter Stephen Nickel. Although not a trained journalist, Stephen is a passionate wine collector and connoisseur, who already had a very good knowledge of the island’s wines. He enthusiastically took on the massive task of researching, visiting bodegas, meeting winemakers, and tasting and assessing numerous wines, so he could write about the 101 that, in his opinion, are Mallorca’s best.
We owe special thanks to Stephen Nickel, and his wife Christina, for bringing this project to fruition.
We hope this guide will entice you to discover more of Mallorca’s wines – and its many bodegas.
Helen & the abcMallorca team
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