With its Mediterranean climate, Moroccan cuisine, beautiful sunsets, calm waters and savory wines, Mallorca (or Majorca to some) is a must-see travel destination. You can enjoy delicious wine while on a sunset boat tour or in a helicopter. Each of these tours offers plenty of food and hotel accommodations.Tours can be arranged for groups, singles or couples—it’s the perfect way to spend your vacation! The Mallorca Wine Express, a wine train tour that can be customized just for you, lets you travel between some of the wineries that are located on the island. Bicycles are available to rent and give you the freedom to explore the cobblestone villages and dirt paths that will lead you through the historic vineyards. Advanced tickets for these tours are required and can be purchased at: http://www.mallorcawinetours.com.
During your vacation, you may want to purchase some bottles of wine. The VinGardeValise®, the ultimate wine suitcase, will ensure that your wine bottles are safe and secure as you travel around the island and eventually back home.
Bodegues Ribas is the oldest winery on the island. Established in 1711, this winery produces varietals that are rare and iconic. Gaining historical recognition, this winery has been producing award-winning wines for many years. According to the winery’s website, “It acquired prestige over a century ago, when it was awarded the Medal of Perfection at the National Winemaking Exhibition in 1877.” The 18th century estate is worth touring. You can enjoy gourmet Spanish cuisine and romantic nightlife as you dance the night away.
Location: Consell, Mallorca
Original historic barrel room
18th century estate home
Appetizers & complete meals
Many different tour experiences
Stargazing with expert astronomers
All visits require an appointment: see website for details
Suggestion(s):2014 RIBAS DE CABRERA, a red wine that is produced from some of the oldest Mantonegro vines
Macià Batle is a modern winery that enlists the help of world-renowned artists to create the custom labels for its wines. Some artists include, Rebecca Horn, Jaume Plensa, Gilbert & George and Neo Rauch. According to the winery’s website, “Our winery, which is located in Santa María del Camí (Mallorca) and 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.” Come and admire the artwork and wine as you take pictures on the Mallorca Wine Express, which uses Macià Batle as its main docking station.
Location:Santa del María Camí, Mallorca
Suggestion(s): 2011 Añada, a red wine blended with Syrah, Manto Negro, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Bodega Biniagual Winery
Bodega Biniagual Winery is part of a small village on the island. The village houses a quaint chapel, resident dwellings and the historic estate that is Bodega Biniagual Winery. This winery and village is the perfect place for you to go exploring. You can enjoy a Bike & Wine Tour that is private, adventurous and perfect for couples or singles who want to break away from the crowds. Follow the cobblestone pathways adorned with flowers and fountains. Take a dirt road through the vines and explore the local culture.
Group & private tours
Suggestion(s):2012 Finca Biniagual Dolç, a sweet white wine comprised of 100% Muscat
La Bodega Santa Catarina
La Bodega Santa Catarina is the perfect picnic spot to enjoy wine and delicacies with a loved one, friends or even yourself. You may want a quiet spot that allows you to reflect and enjoy the romantic beauty alone. You can even arrange a private wine tasting. According to La Bodega Santa Catarina, “Whether you choose the romantic sandstone arch, the benches perched under the old stone oak or directly in the vineyard in between the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes – our Bodega offers a variety of cozy places perfect to enjoy for your time with us.”
Pre-made picnic baskets with Spanish delicacies
Suggestion(s):2014 HORAS DE SOL 2856, a rosé blended with Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
José L. Ferrer Vineyards
José L. Ferrer Vineyards was established in 1931 and has been a pioneer on the island of Mallorca. Making advancements in the bottling and cultivation of Mallorcan wines for sale, José L. Ferrer Vineyards helped establish wine exportation channels to the United States and Europe. Today, this modern winery continues to produce traditional wines in a high-tech environment. Come partake in many educational programs that will teach you how to make wine. You will learn about the history of the winery while sampling some of its wines.
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Educational programs & tours
Appetizers & full menu options
Event venue & kitchen
Oils & jams
Suggestion(s):2014 Crianza, Silver Medal winner at the “Challenger Premium Plata Select Wine Prowein”
Bodegues Castell Miquel
Bodegues Castell Miquel is a vineyard that wants you to invest your health in wine. Castell Miquel says, “Drink wine and you will be healthy.” Attributing wine as a remedy for heart disease and pain, this winery believes that there is scientific evidence showing that wine makes you healthier. Your spirit can always use some beauty in the form of breathtaking views, art and “Pearls of an Angel”, a sparkling wine with hints of apple and peach.
Suggestion(s):Cabernet Sauvignon—“Stairway to Heaven”
Es Fangar is a vineyard with a history dating back to the 1800’s. Today, Es Fangar has more than 88 acres of vineyards and specializes in indigenous and organic wines. If you love horses, you will love Es Fangar’s Hanoverian horses. With a state-of-the-art horse breeding program and a 989-acre nature reserve, this is the perfect place to go hiking and explore nature. You can sample wines, olives, oils, fruits and almonds during your visit. Es Fangar is one of the most colorful vineyards in Mallorca. Thousands of plants, butterflies, flowers, trees and animals can be found throughout the property.
Location:Son Prohens, Mallorca
Horses & breeding program
Goats, butterflies & dragonflies
Many species of plants and flowers
Environmental projects, the protection of bee colonies
Fruit & vegetable garden
Suggestion(s):Twenty Twelve Pink received the International Award for Organic Wine 2013
Travel to Mallorca
When you travel to Mallorca, you can sail the crystal clear waters that dance on the horizon. In the evening, take the opportunity to gaze at the stars through a high-powered telescope. Indulge in a full menu of authentic Moroccan cuisine as you sample olive oils, fresh fruits, cheese and other cultural delicacies. Tours are always customizable and transportation can often be arranged from your hotel. Take in some history as you visit the chapels and museums. Enjoy a picnic in the garden as you smell the almond trees in bloom. Get your exercise and go exploring by bicycle or on foot. The staff at these wineries are always happy to help you organize the perfect wine experience; they are multilingual including English.
Get going to Mallorca, Spain! You just might fall in love with more than the island.