Now, like back then, Calle Olmos or Oms as its known in Catalan unites, with its gentle slope the higher part of the city, the commercial street of Sant Miquel to the lower street of flowers, Las Ramblas and down to El Paseo Borne, the Boulevard of Palma.
At the start of the 18th Century there was an active commercial life, the memory of which can still be felt today: Furniture factories, cobblers, laundries… their inhabitants were described as modest and humble…an inheritance that continues into our present times.
On a stroll along this city thoroughfare, several cafés invite the visitor to take a short pause, a tranquility that was made possible by the pedestrianisation of the street at the start of the 90’s. After his break the visitor is enticed by the street to make a purchase or maybe two!
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Today, in total there are about 390 hectares of vine shoot being sown and from the juice of these grapes 80% goes to red wine – tinto – and rosé wine – rosado – and only a 20% to white wine – blanco.
The red wine must contain at least 50% of Majorcan grape “Manto Negro“. For white wine the Majorcan grape is called “Moll/Prensal Blanc“. It is very common to combine Majorcan grape with the French one Cabernet Sauvignon. Thanks to the efforts of the vineyard workers, the Majorcan wine is known worldwide. Several times the “Consell Regulador“ – regulating board – has granted it an excellent qualification and the Majorcan wineries are focused on quality more and more each day.
We are going to start now with the wine route of Binissalem and its most important wineries.
At the exit for Santa Maria, heading to Consell, is the vineyard “Macià-Batle”. Since 2000 the national guide “Gourmet” has qualified the wine “Macià Batle Blanc de Blancs” as one of the best wines in Spain. With its 13 degrees, this wine extracted from the island’s vine shoot “Prensal Blanc/Moll” has a fruity bouquet.
Next we move from Santa Maria to Santa Eugenia. At the entrance to the town we find the vineyard “Viña Taujana”. Here we suggest the “Negro” – black – of 2001 or the “Moll”, a white classic wine. Do not forget also to taste the table wine that is served direct from the barrel.
We leave Santa Eugenia and move to Sencelles. In the rural way “Camí dels Horts” we visit the vineyard “Vins Ca Sa Padrina”. Here the “Manto Negro” is the only wine that is sold bottled.
“Ca’n Ramis” is another vineyard located in Sencelles, 50 meters from the church. The wine “Serral Ca’n Ramis” of 2001 is a strong wine that must be accompanied with some food. There is nothing better than tasting it in the restaurant located beside the cellar.
Between Sencelles and Binissalem, we can find the country estate “Son Roig”, property of the vintner “Antonio Nadal Ros”. Its wine “Tres Uvas” – three grapes – is made from casks of three wine stocks: “Manto Negro”, “Callet” and “Monastrell”, the typical wine of this region, through this we can appreciate the love that Don Antonio has for his grape “Manto Negro”.
We continue heading towards Binissalem, City of Wine, and once at the centre of the town we look for the street Ramon Llull, 2, where the vineyard “Vins Nadal” can be found. Here modern technology and the knowledge of hundreds, maybe thousands of years of wine-growing tradition come together. If we focus our attention on the red wine “Albaflor Crianza” of 2001, settled only for nine months, we can notice a well-balanced bouquet that invites us to continue tasting it. Similarly with the “Merlot 110,” which, apart from the grape “Manto Negro” also contains the French grape “Merlot”. It is reminiscent of forest fruits. In the old part of the vineyard it is interesting and worth a visit to the basement that was built with the typical Majorcan stone: sandstone.
At the Binissalem exit, heading to Consell, we find the most well-known representative of all the wines of Binissalem: the vineyard “José Luis Ferrer”. The reserves and aging of “Ferrer” are very good and well-known. The wines “Veritas” are classic and rich in bouquet, and in addition their cavas must be also be taken into account. Visiting this vineyard is an experience.
Finally we go into Consell to visit the vineyard of the Ribas´Sisters who are said to have the best wine stocks of Mallorca. The vineyard “Hereus de Ribas” is a typical Majorcan country estate from the 17th century. The wines “Ribas” have been among the best of Spain for many years and the “Ribas de Cabrera”, delicate and ruby red, is the best wine of this vineyard.
If you have enjoyed visiting the vineyards of Binissalem that have a guarantee of origin with us, you will also enjoy the report about Wines of Pla i Llevant and Wines of the Land.
The yachts that lie at anchor here have above all one thing in common, they are expensive jewels that state that here in this famous place one can step onto the ladder of high society.
You do not have to be the King to eat in the port, though its possible to see one! King Juan Carlos and his family often visit here during the summer just like Claudia Schiffer or Antonio Banderas.
This place is very exclusive just like its visitors and ships berths are highly coveted. It’s quite likely that your boat neighbour could be famous…
“That is the neighbourly back door to Tristan. Many people were afraid of entering the restaurant as they thought they would not know how to comport themselves, so we built the bistro here on the corner where we could cook at another level with equally fresh products in a relaxed atmosphere where the guests can accustom themselves to the tastes and atmosphere of the place”
After drinking in the exquisiteness of the port you start to feel hot under the sun its also possible to take a swim in Portals. The sandy beach of the same name is only two steps away. Whoever gets the perspiration when listing and connecting consuming of the exquisiteness, can take a bath also in postage of portal. The sandy beach is distant for only one cat-jump. La Dolçe Vita is really here.
On the docks and on the boats things are not so casual. Here everybody that can, proudly show that they are at their leisure. Though the builders of the harbour work hard the place still seems to have the appearance of a Disney movie set, perfection wherever you look.
In a place of High Society there is no lack of quality boutiques. Exclusive shopping is available at numerous stores. The garments are designer wear and nothing is factory made.
While people prepare for the nightlife there is silence over the Port and it is now, with the falling dusk that Puerto Portals shows its most beautiful face.
Inca finishes its traditional Herbstkirmes, whose origin goes back to 1543, and finishes with the Dijous Bo. It is about a series of fairs, that starts on Sunday after Saint Lukas in October and includes the three following Sundays. The fourth Sunday there’s no fair-day, but the Thursday of the next week is called the Dijous Bo.
On this big fair is as good as everything to find, from handicraft until industry-products, including a big country-machine-exhibition. Also animals give to buy it there, and it is organized livestock-competitions, in which outstanding copies are introduced. The number of the exhibitors is very high, as well like the selection at products, so that real streams of people, that one cannot escape the Dijous Bo, meet here every year. independently from the weather.
The event-program begins already several days with numerous and versatile suggestions for each public previously. Is a painting-competition, a chess-tournament and the Rallye Dijous Bo from it to accentuate.
A parking place, to find in Inca on this day. even the good Thursday is not sufficiently good for it – the train, to recommend here by all means, is. You find the railway station of the Spanish place (Plaça d’Espanya) in the heart Palmas.
Price level: between Mercadona and Lidl. Ideal for quick shopping during the week.