The Balearic Islands, known for their beautiful beaches. In the summer they are full of tourists. Other than magnificent beaches, Majorca offers sport, gastronomy, leisure, and wine. Specifically fine wines, wine cellars, and many wine routes.
The importance of DO Binissalem
The DO Binissalem is a long tradition in Majorca and includes wines of great quality. They are made with Manto Negro grapes (main), Callet, Tempranillo, Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, but depends on the varieties whether they are white or red.
Wine routes by train
Currently, wine tourism -in vogue throughout the country- is also a reason to visit Majorca with several routes. One of these is Mallorca Wine Express, thanks to which you can visit the wine region of Es Raiguer by train, with wine cellars from the renowned DO Binissalem. The train passes through some wineries to stop, do a tasting and try the delicious wines of the island. One of these wineries is Macià Battle (with lots of history), but also Bodegas Ribas, Bodegas Ramanyà, Angel Bodegas, Celler Jaume de Puntiró, Agroturismo Sa Torre de Santa Eugènia, etc. In addition, the train offers an explanation of the route with a guide and, with so many tourists, it can be heard in several languages.
Without the efforts of numerous wineries in the region would not be possible to obtain the wines of the island. Therefore, they are protagonists, having Majorca approximately 70 wineries, many of which, as seen above, are open to the public to visit and taste the wines.
We highlight some of these wineries, such as Bodegas Antonio Nadal, dating back to 1968, and was the first to have the Designation of Origin Binissalem, in 1989. Bodega Tianna Negre is also one of the most known by its bet on environment, having solar panels installed on the roof. Macià Battle is one of the oldest, counting 150 years cultivating vines in Biniali.
By Marta Burges, Uvinum’s blog