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Couple enjoying a glass of wine on a boat off Menorca, Balearic Islands

A taste of the wines of the Balearic Islands

Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are the essence of the Mediterranean, defined by culture, tradition, sea, and wine. Winemaking on the three main islands involves all of the above, so when you come to visit, raise your glass (of wine!) in a toast and enjoy your trip. 

With two designations of origin and six geographical indications, the vineyards of the Balearics have been highly valued since Roman times. The influence of the Mediterranean climate means that over the centuries the grapes grown here give the local wines, mostly red, a very distinctive taste. To venture further into the world of winemaking, visit some of the wineries scattered around the different islands.

Views of vineyards in the north of the island of Mallorca

Mallorca isn’t just the largest island, it’s also home to the only two designations of origin in the Balearic Islands: Binissalem, with the backdrop of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, and Pla i Llevant at sea level. In both places the scenery is stunning, and the various wineries in these areas offer guided tours where you can perfect your knowledge of wine or learn about the production and growing process.

Vineyards at the foot of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains in Binissalem, Mallorca

A fun fact about the wines of Ibiza is that thyme is added to the barrels to prevent them from becoming clogged up. This gives the wine a very specific aroma and taste. Aromatic herbs are very common here. The wines of Menorca tend more to fruity and spicy aromas.  Treat yourself to the different local wines paired with the local specialities of the Balearic Islands, perhaps a tumbet mallorquín, a caldereta de langosta or a cocaSo when are you coming to the Balearic Islands for a wine tasting? 

Barrels in a wine cellar in Sant Lluís, Menorca
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