Wine



Menorca Wine

Like its neighbouring islands, Menorca has an ancient winemaking tradition, although production was interrupted at the end of British rule and on a number of other occasions. In the past few decades, several vineyards have begun to cultivate different varieties of grapes and opened wine cellars, revitalising an old trade with renewed vigour.

Today there are four enterprises with their corresponding vineyards on the island.

  • Vine Sa Cudía in S'Albufera des Grau Nature Park
  • Viñas Binifadet near the village of Sant Lluís
  • Ferrer de Muntpalau in the town of Es Mercadal
  • Bodega Vi de S'Illa in Alaior
  • Each of these vineyards offer guided tour around the wine cellars and vineyards, as well as wine tasting.

    Menorca now has an Illa de Menorca regional wine classification. Included are white wines such as Chardonnay, Macabeo, Malvasía, Moscatel, Parellada and Moll, together with red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Monastrell, Syrah and Tempranillo.

    The island also has developed sparkling pink merlot and syrah. Menorca's first "champagne" is the work of the wineries menorquinas Binifadet.

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