Wine routes in Mallorca: The wineries you can´t miss
Wine tourism tends to be a quite fashionable activity. It’s understandable. Wine tasting and gastronomy in rural areas is a trendy activity amongst tourists. You may not be aware of it but this island also produces stunning wines. Embrace yourself wine lovers: today we will travel through the best wine routes in Mallorca, where we will also discover the best wineries on the island.
Bodegas de Vi Rei
Llucmajor was one of the first populated areas of the island. This is proved by the numerous talayots scattered around the area. Also this was the first area where Romans planted vines. In 2014 in this areas Bodegas Vi Rei was founded with a clear objective; produce the best wine using the latest technologies on the field.
In 2012 a large part of the vineyard was planted using native varieties such as Manto Negro, Giró Ros, Premsal Blanc and Callet, together with more international varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Chardonnay, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The results of this winery are quite unbelievable. A must if you are a wine lover.
Celler Tianna Negre
In the village of Binissalem, surrounded by stunning vineyards and lovely almond trees, there is Celler Tianna Negre. Right in the middle of the Raiguer region between the municipalities of Sencelles, Inca, Lloseta, Alaró and Consell, this building consists of 3 levels designed with the intention of minimizing the use of impulse pumps. It was back in 2007 when this winery opened its doors.
This winery’s success comes from the synergy between its architecture and its wines they managed to build throughout these years; the perfect balance between tradition, innovation and respect for the environment. Their wines reflect the strength of the native grapes with a modern approach. Celler Tianna Negre’s work strongly supports on preserving the environment and the best quality of its vineyards. Another winery you should clearly visit.
This family winery is located in the outskirts of Santa María del Camí and belongs to the denomination of origin of Binissalem. In Ramanyà they produce young and fresh red, rosé and white wines; stronger wines with different aging times in the typical wooden barrels; sweet, sparkling, etc. All produced with the essence and personality of the island.
Bodega Ramanyà offers a tour through the exteriors of the farm where you can find a crop representation of Mallorca. Inside the winery you will be teleported back in time to pre-industrial Mallorca through an ethnographic collection of more than 2,000 pieces. The perfect place if you are looking to breathe some real Balearic history. After witnessing how the grape is transformed into wine, it’s fermentation process, aging process etc. you may have the privilege of tasting their marvellous wines. The best way to end this visit.
Bodegas Macia Batle
Everything began back in 1856. Since then, Mallorcan wineries have been looking and pursuing excellence in wine production. Their wines are produced with exclusively selected Mallorcan grapes. All processes are strictly supervised by expert winemakers and oenologists. The result? Amazing innovative wines with a unique body, aroma and flavour.
Bodegas Macia Batle invites you to discover its lovely establishment and learn the meticulous process used to produce their wines, from the start until the final result. Of course to conclude your visit in the best way possible you will have the opportunity to taste 4 different and unique wines, together with some exclusive products such as olive oil and pates.
The writer Pliny the Elder in his book “Natural History” (1st century) compared back in his days the wines of the Balearic Islands with the best ones of the entire Roman Empire. Without a doubt, a fame that comes from way back in time. After you will have explored these wineries and tasted their delicious wines, you will be able to understand what Pliny the Elder was talking about.