Today, it’s the founder’s great-granddaughter Pilar Oliver and her husband Jaume, producing innovative, exciting wines.
Both modern technology and traditional wine-making techniques are used. Miquel Oliver was first on Mallorca to use stainless steel tanks; their wine cellar, built in 1865, is the best preserved of its age on the island.
The gravelly, sandy local soil is perfect for growing vines and this – combined with the expertise, care and passion put into their wine production – has brought widespread recognition. At Zurich’s ‘Zarzilla’ awards, some 2,000 wines were contending: the opinions of 60 judges resulted in two Silver Awards for Miquel Oliver.
The jewel in their wine-making crown is named after Pilar’s mother: AIA. Renowned publication The Best Wines of Spain awarded 91/100 points to the Aia in 2006.
Top Spanish wine guide Peñin also awarded the Aia over 90 points.
Miquel Oliver offers six red, two white and two rosé wines. The most popular purchase at the bodega is Mont Ferrutx (Callet, Manto Negro, Fogoneu and Tempranillo grapes). Both Aia and Ses Ferritges – which takes its name from the high level of iron oxide in the local soil – are also available in magnums.
Advance bookings should be made for a bodega tour, including visit to the cellar and wine tasting.
September to June: Monday to Friday 10.00 – 14.00 hrs & 15.30 – 18.30 hrs.
July and August: Monday to Friday 08.00 – 15.00 hrs.