Wine making has always formed an integral part of the Majorcan culture and has remained the favorite of Majorcans since the end of the 19th century. Dating back to 1 BC, wine making was introduced in the island by Romans who demonstrated how to grow and cultivate vines. What the Majorcans initially pursued as a pastime to dwindle their curiosity eventually evolved in their future generations turning out to be some of the best skilled people in manufacturing the finest wines in the world market.
Though it has always been a golden period for wine making in Majorca, the plague of phylloxera which assailed the Majorcan vineyards annihilated the wine industry to an extent. Later, it was in the 1990’s that the wine making process in Majorca was re-animated.
Today, Majorcan vineyards have appreciably advanced and the wide array of white, red and rose wines the island offers, is a treat to any visitor. The island has three major wine producing areas which include Binissalam, Pla and Llevant, Serra de Tramuntana and Costa Nord. Each of these three areas excels in wine making; however it is Binissalem which tops the list. This area where the wine industry had its re-birth in the 1990’s is the best known region in Majorca for wine production. Crianza, a red wine which is matured in oak barrels and which is as smooth as one can imagine defines the term elegant in the best manner. Equally famous is the Manto Negro grape red wine- its fruity aromas are sufficient to tempt anyone!
With the goodness of green apples and nuts, Moll Grape manufactures fresh wines that strike a perfect balance between acidity and sweetness. To helps visitors and travelers to the area, the Binissalem Denominacio d’Origen is always at your service. All you have to do is to contact them.
Pla and LLevant is the area that takes the credit for being the first to grow vines in the Roman times. Though the Moll, Chardonnay (a perfect blend of fruit and vanilla flavors), Parellada, Moscatell (more floral) and Macabeo grapes hog a major share of limelight here, there are several other single variety and blends which are produced here. Thanks to their low levels of tannins, these wines are fresher than their western counterparts.
The foothills of the magnificent Sera de Tramuntana mountain creates just the perfect microclimate required for vineyards and are home to some of the best wines produced in the region.
As equally entertaining and delightful as a visit to the wine producing areas in Majorca is a visit to the vineyards and wine estates in Majorca. A beauty to behold, these extensive vineyards are a treat to the visitor’s eye. The Armero i Adrover Vineyard which is famed all over the world for its white and rose wines, the Pere Sada Vineyard, Manacor backed with numerous Spanish and international prizes to its credit which shout the success story of the vineyard; the Bodegas Angel Vineyard in Santa Maria del Cami which boasts of 17 hectares of Mallorcan and French vines; the Can Ribas Vineyard in Consell, the legacy of the Ribas family and which dates back to 1711 (obviously one of the oldest wineries in the island); Butxet Vineyard; Anima Negra Vineyard; Son Artigues Vineyard; Jose Ferrer Vineyard, Binissalem; Es Verger Vineyard and the Son Prim Vineyard, Sencelles are a few among the must-visit vineyards in the region.
Coupled with the stimulating walks and the epicurean food, the wine and vineyards in Majorca gift you a perfect holiday!