Mallorca is home to a wonderful selection of wineries and vineyards where you will be able to discover the rich gastronomical history and traditions of the island. In the LOOK Mallorca Guide you will find the best Vineyards in Mallorca with insights into the top places to visit to uncover their past, secrets and of course to taste their award-winning wines.
In recent decades, Mallorca wines have gained notable praise for their taste and quality. Although the island has smaller-scale production, there are still some amazing surprises waiting for connoisseurs of the grape. Wine tasting and tours have in fact become a major attraction in Mallorca, where visitors can taste a wonderful diversity that rivals some of the best in the world.
With an increasing number of wineries on the island, Mallorcan wines are growing in popularity across the globe. Interestingly, Mallorca has two regions, Binissalem and Pla i Llevent, which have been awarded the Spanish ‘Denominación de Origen’ – thanks to their high quality and excellent taste.
It took approximately 100 years until wine production flourished again, with farmers beginning to cultivate their vineyards in the wake of tourism. Today, Mallorca is particularly proud, with good reason, to be home to some of the best wines in Europe, with some of the best vineyards in the Balearic Islands and Spain.
Mallorcan Wine. Mallorca has the perfect climate and growing conditions which puts its vineyards on par with the South of France and Italy. The island’s local grape varieties are delicious and diverse, with callet and prensel being their most distinguished whites, while manto negro, fogoneu and gorgollasa being the best of reds.
The vineyards are situated across five different wine growing regions on the island, each producing wines of different tastes and varieties which are dependant on their growing conditions. Take for instance the vines of the Serra de Tramuntana region, which are located on strikingly beautiful sea-facing mountains, or the el Pla regional vines, which are harvested in the sheltered flatlands of the mainland.