The viticultural jigsaw of our winery is made up of eight plots aged between 3 and 65 years. Certified by the Balearic Ecological Agriculture Council, they grow on calcareous, clayey and red clay-gravel soils. Together they trace a varietal mosaic that hosts the first examples of foreign varieties planted in Mallorca, which live alongside the island’s autochthonous varieties.
With the aim of bequeathing rich, fertile soils to the future generations, we manage our vineyards based on a dialogue with nature: we sow vegetable covers, apply biodynamic compost and preparations and use infusions of medicinal plants. All of these techniques help us to achieve grapes of the highest quality, an expression of the triangle sun-climate-variety.
The mill of Son Porquer, completed in the year 1850, overlooks the first vines of foreign varieties that were planted in Mallorca 40 years ago. Without my parents’ enthusiasm, the history of wine in Mallorca may well have been very different.
Thanks to their efforts to improve the quality of the wines then being made by incorporating foreign varieties, today we have been able to recover and promote the autochthonous varieties of the island of Mallorca.
On the other side of the road from Porreres to Campos, just in front of the mill of Son Porquer, there was an orchard of apricots, the emblematic fruit tree of our village. In 2005, when the trees had become very old, we uprooted them. This was the first vineyard I planted when I entered the world of wine. In these 16 years my vision of wine and winemaking has changed a lot. These were practically the last training systems we installed and the last foreign varieties we planted.
Camí de Felanitx
This plot signifies the definitive return to the planting and recovery of autochthonous varieties and the recovery of the goblet training system. The shortages of vine have gradually been replaced by fruit trees, which help us to increase the biodiversity and structure of our earth.
Planed in the same year as the Camí de Felanitx, this Premsal of Son Godai grows alongside the last apricot tree conserved by my maternal family. Goblet-trained Premsal for the next generation of winemakers.
Es Pou de sa Carrera
This is a splendid example of the agricultural landscape of Porreres. Goblet-trained vines overlooked by immense galta rotja (“red cheek”) apricot trees grown directly from seeds. It was with vines like these that my great-grandfather started work over 75 years ago. It is the vineyard of our origins, that marks out the path we are travelling.
If we take into account the intensity of planting, this is the largest vineyard we have in terms of total production. It is an excellent demonstration of the vines planted in the 1990s: trained and with a drip watering system that we stopped using many years ago.
The last of the vines planted in Porreres, where we have our winery. In Mallorca the Monastrell grape was used a lot in the past but nowadays its presence is almost testimonial. We are recovering it goblet-trained alongside the winery building, and it acts as a backdrop for the animals of the house: Duna, our mare, Trispol, our dog, and our chickens, ducks and geese.
Son Vinater belonged to the grandfather of Joan, the father of our daughter Bàrbara. It had vines that were uprooted in 1989 to make way for the new plantations that have been made since 1992. Son Vinater is located in a cool, humid plain that conserves water very well during the summer.
This is Uncle Biel’s vineyard, with old goblet-trained Callet vines planted in red clay-gravel and overlooked by an enormous carob tree. These are very resistant vines.