Can Majoral Winery
Carrer del Campanar s/n 07210 Algaida
Just a stone’s throw outside Palma lies the Bodega Can Majoral, an ecologically conscious vineyard that is widely regarded as one of the very best organic vineyards in Spain, thanks in large part to owner Andreu Oliver and his family. Founded in 1979, the vineyard places organic farming at the heart of everything it does. Their focus is low yields, minimal wastage, and above all the cultivation of incredibly high-quality grapes which are used to create a fabulous portfolio of wines.
If that 100% sounds like your type on paper, perhaps the best way to experience the Can Majoral is at the annual full moon grape harvest, where several hundred wine lovers and keen enthusiasts from around the world gather to hand pick the 14 different varieties of local and international grapes.
Finish off with a taste of one of their truly head-turning wines – the Giró Blanc is an absolute must-try, a white grape native to Mallorca which was on the brink of extinction until being recovered by Can Majoral amongst other wineries. It produces a gorgeous golden wine with tropical aromas of pineapple, mango and citrus, as well as a hint of brioche thanks to a little bit of lees aging.
Ses Cases de Fetget
Ctra. Vella Son Servera, Artà Km 1
Avid Love Island viewers will recognise the idyllic traditional farmhouse of the Ses Cases de Fetget hotel as the location for Sam and Olivia’s one and only date in the 2017 series. Unfortunately for Sam, Olivia didn’t fall into his d*cksand … but we don’t think that was anything to do with their surroundings!
Ses Cases de Fetget boasts an enviable spot perched in the Mallorcan hills, bordered by panoramic mountain vistas and peaceful olive groves. Take in the view on one of the luxurious daybeds by the pool, before retreating into the restaurant for a sumptuous dining experience which showcases traditional Mallorcan recipes with an avant-garde 21st century twist. Vegetables are harvested from the hotel’s very own organic garden, and the kitchen pays tribute to the rich food heritage of the island with their fabulous dishes and carefully chosen wines.
Hungry for more food and wine spots? Why not hop over to Barcelona and discover which wineries you should be visiting while out there. Or skip over to Portugal to discover why Vinho Verde is what you should be drinking this summer and what food goes best with it. If Spanish discovery is what you're after however, then Galicia should be on your bucket list. Come here for crisp, white Albarino wine and the freshest seafood!