Pere Seda wines in Manacor

Pere Reus Morro, called Pere Seda, started to dedicate his life to wine already at the end of XIXth century. Since then, 5 generations of winemakers have been following this family tradition and have converted the winery that carry their name to a center of most modern technologies to produce wine. Today Pere Seda in Manacor is posibly the only bodega on Majorca, where the same family has been producing wine during each and every year of the XXth and XXIst century.

130 hectares of vineyard situated between the municipality of Manacor and Felanitx deliver the necessary grapes to produce the Pere Seda wein. The bodega disposes of 2 control systems of manufacture and upbringing in order to achieve the best wine quality.

Usually the variety of autochtonal grapes are being used to produce the Pere Seda wine, such as young wines, crianza, reserva, gran reserva, and sparkling wines. To maturate the wine, oak barrels from France and United Stated are in use. The most famous and popular brands and wines of the bodega are Pere Seda, L’Arxiduc Pere Seda, Chardonnay, Mossen Alcover and Guium. Besides the traditional wine production, the bodega Pere Seda has started recently the production of sparkling wines.

The winery Pere Seda unifies the traditional with modern, but above all with the affection for an excellent wine.

Pere Seda wines in Manacor



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Bodega Miquel Oliver in Petra

Meeting point for lovers of Mallorcan wine. Tradition. Family. Modernity. Quality. Wine cellar. Wine. Buy wines. Mallorca wine. Guided tour and tasting. Tasting courses. Events. Tapas. Bodega on Mallorca. Wine Reserve. Red wines. Aia. Ses Ferritges. Original Muscat Miquel Oliver. Mont Ferrutx. Syrah. Son Caló. Xperiment. 1912. Alegria. Food pairing.

Bodega Miquel Oliver in Petra

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Els Calderers, museum and manor

Majorca´s old palaces and manors are really wonderful for the eyes of architects and lover of tasteful Ambientes. Today we walk by the building Els Calderers in the municipality of San Juan.

Already from the broad entrance you´ll see a cultivated garden with a decorative fountain and a sundial. The rooms and halls go out from the entrance hall and fascinate with their clear and simple line, however, with tasteful arrangements. To give an impression of the solid life, here a young Majorcan woman in the national costume of the island. Furniture with valuable carvings, chairs and armchairs with high-quality material give you a small impression of the wealth which was acquired by the squires.

In a lot of manors of Majorca and in Els Calderers as well, there is a chapel for the services in the familiar circle. This chapel was consecrated by the bishop of Majorca. The altar is made from marble, the ornaments are gilded. In the cellar spaces of the manor house caskets are filled with the wine from own vineyards. Already in bottles the best wines of Els Calderers. The copper kettles which were used by the cellarman to work are still in good condition.

Then we go up in the first floor. There is the big hall decorated with sandstone. Portraits about the desk complete the hall which was used at the same time as a workroom. For familiar parties the big table with place for 18 guests already covered with fine china. Coming from the main building, the way leads us in the perfectly furnished workroom in which not only the tools are to be seen for the farm work but also the glasses with home-made marmalade and the real Majorcan tomatoes.

On the manor Els Calderers in the municipality San Juan the time seems to have stopped. Everything is perfect, so as if the squire emerged constantly again and walk by his broadminded halls.


Monastery of Montesión

Situated three and a half kilometres from Porreres is the monastery of Montesión. Along the way, there are seven pairs of gothic columns from the 15th century. They symbolized the seven joys, on one side, and on the other, the seven sorrows; however, not all them have survived and only some of them are still preserved.

In 1348, there was a boys school in the monastery that existed until it was secularization. In the 14th century a hermitage devoted to the protection of the Virgin of Mount Sión was built thanks to funding from two rich families of the area. In the Latin grammar school, the schoolchildren prepared to graduate to higher education.

Today, Montesión is a hostel with beds for pilgrims and tourists. During Santa Semana or Holy Week before Easter, the sanctuary becomes one of the most popular pilgrimage places in Mallorca.

From here the visitor has a wide view across Porreres to Manacor, located at the north-west. And to the southeast, you can see Campos and Felanitx.

Wine Region of "Pla i Llevant"

Today, we would like to introduce you to the bodegas of the “Pla i Llevant” region. This area in the center and eastern part of Mallorca has received the certificate of origin in 1999, which guarantees the wines to be of a high quality and grown according to strict regulations. As opposed to the region around Binissalem, Pla i Llevant vintners include imported grapes like for example Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay to improve the overall quality of the wines, as well as growing pure wines.

We start our wine tour in Algaida at Vins Ca’n Majoral. Our first glass will be a red wine, the 2000 Tinto, the Vin Ca’n Majoral Son Roig, a Crianza made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes, which has been stored in French and East-European oak barrels for 12 months. If you prefer to start with a glass of white wine, we recommend the 2000 Blanc Butibalausi, a young and very fruity wine with a flowery taste of the various local Prensal grapes. Where do you find this vinyard? Can Mayoral is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, which diverts off Calle del Campanar in Algaida.

Our next stop is at the Bodegues Jaume Mesquida, in Calle Vileta 7, near the Plaza in the center of the village of Porreres. The history of the Mesquida family dates back to 1589. As the family has continuously improved their knowledge and built on their expertise through the centuries, it is no surprise that even the youngest vintner of the family is counted amongst the best of the country, and that his name is still Jaume Mesquida. We would like to recommend you the 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, a cherry-colored wine, elegantly full-bodied with a very harmonious character.

Villages like Felanitx and Manacor have been maintaining the tradition of growing wine for generations. For this reason it is always worthwhile to take a detour to the South to Felanitx and the Bodegues Armero i Adrover in Calle Camada Reial. Here you will find an excellent selection of delicious white and red wines of both Mallorcan and French grapes.

In Manacor, we will visit a total of three wine cellars. We start at Vins Toni Gelabert. This vintner’s philosophy is it to produce wines with a Mediterranean personality. The accomplished result is the very interesting 2000 Ses Hereves red wine, a Crianza wine combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes. This wine comes straight from the barrel, un-clarified and unfiltered. You will find the Bodega in Son Fangos, which is located along the Felanitx-Manacor road at the Son Macia turn, where you take the opposite road and follow it for 1,3 km until the Bodega comes into view.

Our tour continues to the well-known Bodegas Pere Seda. Here you have to try a glass of the 2002 white Blanco Chardonnay, as well as the 2001 red Tinto Mossèn, both excellent wines. If you turn at the first gas station in Felanitx and at the end of the road look for Calle del Cid Campeador, Pere Seda is located at no. 22.

The last wine stop in the Manacor area will be a visit with vintner Miguel Gelabert. His Chardonnay achieved it for the first time that a Mallorcan wine was awarded a gold medal for the best white wine in Spain at the International Wine Fair in Madrid in 2001. But you should also sample his 2000 Gran Vinya Son Caules, which is produced to 80 percent from local grapes.

Our next destination is Petra, where Bodega Miguel Oliver is praised in three of the favored Spanish wine guides. You will find them in Calle de la Font 26, where Miguel Oliver’s daughter – certified in enology – runs the family business. Their wines belong to the elite of Mallorcan wines, and are at the top of the list of wine aficionados.

Organic Products Route

Today, in our report, we are going to cross Mallorca from one end to the other. We are going to visit some bio country estates and taste products completely free from chemicals. This is the organic products route of Mallorca.

We start in Algaida. At the end of the Calle del Campanar we can find the winery “Vins Ca’n Majoral”, where the strict rules of ecology are followed. Here, we recommend you the “Blanc Butibalause” of 2000, a wine with a fruit bouquet and a fruit taste that has various grapes “Prensal”, the ones used for white wine in the island. If you prefer red wine, do not hesitate to taste a glass of vintage wine “Son Boig 2000.”

From Algaida we move to Llucmajor, because after tasting these wines our stomach asks for some solid food. The company Bio-Mallorca will offer us vegetarian hamburgers, organic croquettes or some pâté. The products of Bio-Mallorca are remarkable not only for their taste, but also for the presentation and decoration of fruits in syrup and preserved vegetables. You can buy these products at “Embutidos Escala”, in Calle Ronda Ponent, 66 , located between the road of S’Arenal and the one that goes in the direction of S’Aranjassa.

You can also buy some fresh, organic fruits and vegetables near Manacor. The products “Biel Oliver” belong to the agricultural cooperative “Es Vinyol”, located in the same road towards Felanitx. Just for you to find it easier, beside the petrol station there is the Camino de Son Fangos, at the kilometer 3, there is a sign that indicates the way to the cooperative.

In Capdepera it is worth to visit the bio country estate “Binefela”. Its cows belong to a special breed, which has horns. There are only 400 examples in the world. The production of fruits, vegetables and wheat is not just organic but also biodynamic. Home-made honey is particularly delicious. The country estate is located between Capdepera and Cala Ratjada, heading for Cala Mesquida, in the Camí de Cala Moltó.

Once in Petra, do not forget to visit the country estate “Sa Taulera”. You will enjoy the dairy products, vegetables and fruits organically grown.

After having some food and drink, we may thing at eating something sweet. In the cooperative “Camp Mallorquí”, in Consell, a healthy dessert is waiting for us: some dried fruits, such as Majorcan almonds and carob. In the past, carob was used to make syrup; nowadays, it is the most important ingredient for the famous liqueur “Palo”, which is a digestive. The cooperative is located at Avenida del Raiguer, 5, in the industrial estate of Consell.

Now, if you feel like having some good wine, we shall move to Santa María, to the winery “Jaume de Puntiró”, which is familiar to us because of our route Wines of Binissalem. This wine is made following the agricultural rules and, consequently, it is organic. One of its specialities is the Vi Dolç – Sweet Wine  –, which is a gold semi-sweet wine that ripens for 12 months in oak barrels, just to achieve its warm bouquet.

We cannot finish with this route without making a stop in Sóller. The country estate “Fet a Sóller” – made in Sóller – is known around the island by its variety of high-quality products: fig bread, honey, infusions, jams and dried tomatoes in olive oil. “Fet a Sóller” is located at Camí des Dragonar.


Water Searchers of Mallorca

Water searchers have been existing in the island of Mallorca for ages.

In many towns of the island, there are still water searchers, so this job is going to persist in the future.

Towns such as Sa Pobla, Santa Margalida or Maria de la Salut have some water searchers among their inhabitants. It is something that cannot be learnt or passed from generation to generation. Controlling the energies of the earth is a gift not available to everybody.

Through the study of the ground with a branch of a wild olive tree, a searcher will able to detect subterranean water streams. If the branch moves, there is water; if it moves a lot, there is still more water.

The elderly say that all the wells of the island have been found through this traditional job.

If somebody does not believe it, give it a try

Ocarina, The Algaida Recorder

The ocarina from Algaida is a wind instrument similar to a recorder. It is such because its shape is similar to the head of a goose, or oca, and the sound it makes is truly amazing.

The history of this special instrument began in 18th century Italy, and it has been very popular since it arrived on Mallorca.

The ocarina is made with clay and its strange shape has not changed over the years. It is easy to use: you have to blow through a hole and, as with other wind instruments, you must put your fingers over more holes to change the pitch. The tones (C, D, E, F …) are made by the closing or opening of the other holes through the fingertips just like a with a flute, only easier.

Those who enjoy trying new musical skills should come to Mallorca, or rather, to Algaida, to discover this exotic instrument.