A great selection of Mallorca vineyards:
Jose Ferrer Vineyard, Binissalem
Bodegas José L. Ferrer, located in the beautiful village of Binissalem, of great wine tradition, is an inexcusable visit. They are a large wine grower with a great selection of wines, especially the red ones. You may enjoy its facilities, know the winemaking of its wines, venturing into the past at the museum, tasting and sharing their wines and gourmet products in the new shop open to the public.
The 120 hectares of vineyard within municipalities belonging to the D.O. Binissalem-Mallorca (Binissalem, Consell, Santa Eugenia, Santa Maria del Cami and Sencelles). In these vineyards there are mainly grown native varieties of the region, which are the red grapes Mantonegro and Callet, and the white Moll and Prensal blanc. Besides these there are other varieties grown such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tempranillo, Merlot, Moscatel and Chardonnay.
This area of land has optimal conditions for growing grapes. With a terrain brown-limestone, an altitude of 80-200 meters, ideal weather (average annual rainfall of 450 mm and protection of the “Serra de Tramuntana”) giving the wines an exclusive personality that recalls Mediterranean atmosphere. This place is definitely worth a visit.
Tours are open daily Monday to Friday at 11am and 4.30pm. There is a minimum of 5 people in a group and maximum 25 and it costs €6 per person.
The shop is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 19.00 and Saturday from 10.00 to 14.00.
Visit website: http://www.vinosferrer.com/inici_.php
Son Prim Vineyard, Sencelles
Son Prim makes award winning monovarietal wines made to stand the test of time. Vines were replanted in 1993 and feature Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The most original of the wines produced by the winery is made using this last varietal: a white merlot. Approximately 50,000 bottles of red wine and 4000 of white wine are produced each year, most of which is consumed in Mallorca. The Son Prim Syrah is real pleasure to enjoy with some local tapas.
Opening hours for tastings and sales: 10.00 to 17.00.
For groups please book an appointment.
Macia Batile, Santa Maria del Cami
Bodegas Macià Batle has been making wines with passion since 1856. A new generation of grape-growers and oenologists has begun working in an effort to create excellent quality modern wines using select traditional Mallorcan grapes like Mantonegro, Callet and Prensal. The winery, which is located in Santa María del Camí contains the latest facilities, machinery and advanced technology, develops 70 hectares of vineyards in order to prepare excellent wines that display the special characteristics of the land and the varieties native to the island. And year after year they have received important Spanish and international awards.
The winery is open for visits as follows:
15th June – 14th October Monday – Friday from 09.00 to 19.00 (closed Saturday)
15th of October – 14th of June Monday – Friday from 09.00 to 18.30
Saturday from 09.30 to 13.00
Bodegues Bordoy, Llucmajor
The vineyard is located to the south of Mallorca, close to the coast and Cap Blanc and Sa Torre. The dry climate here produces low yields but a higher quality of wine. 50% of the vineyard represents the variety Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by 20% Merlot, 15% Syrah and 15% Chardonnay. In addition they have an acre of Callet, a red variety indigenous to the island and 1.5 hectares in 2012 from native white varieties like Prensal Blanc and Giro blanc.
The process of their wines begins in February when they perform the initial pruning of the vines, a process that allows them to control yield. In mid-March the strains start to develop and by May additional pruning is completed to remove excess vegetation. Flowering of the vine begins and from June through to July the grapes develop and begin to ripen. Finally, the harvest begins in mid-August with Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, ending with the Callet in late September. In December when they see the falling leaves they prune back the vine ready for the dormant winter. The Bodegues Bordoy is a friendly and a lovely place to visit.
The winery is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Large groups can be catered for, please contact in advance to arrange.
Anima Negra Vineyard, Felanitx
The makers of AN, AN2, Quibia and Son Negre.
Situated to the south-east of Mallorca, ÀN Negra winery produces its wines on the old country estate of Son Burguera close to the town of Felanitx. The estate is known for it’s cultivation of the indigenous varieties Manto negre, Fogoneu, Prensal and, most importantly the Callet. The wines of the relatively young Anima wine cellars (established in 1994) have made a big impression on wine connoisseurs and the blends have already reached cult status.
Their philosophy aims to revive the original significance of an “appellation d’origine” first conceived in France in the 1920s, in the sense that wines should be made to reveal their own personality. Born of the unique symbiosis of the climate, the land and the indigenous varieties, their wines are honest and distinctive and challenge the current trend of producing impersonal wine. It is this promise, together with the aim of offering a product of the highest quality that marks the day-to-day running of ÀN Negra.
Please contact them to arrange tastings.