There are hundreds of wineries scattered across this popular Balearic island, with many offering tours and tastings of their winning wines.
Mallorca has long been lauded for its stellar beach resorts, but less so for its wine. Now, with an increasing number of wineries popping up across the island, Mallorcan wines are growing in popularity. Many of the best sit in one of the island’s two Spanish D.O. regions – Binissalem and Pla i Llevent – though there are plenty more to be discovered. The easiest and most affordable way to explore some of the best of them is on a wine tour. From group excursions to a private winery tour, here are five of the best Mallorca wine tours based on itinerary, value for money and customer reviews.
Bodegas Vi Rei: Vineyard and Train Tour
This cheap and cheerful tour offers an affordable introduction to Mallorcan wines at one of the island’s most reputable wineries. The experience includes a panoramic train journey across the 85-hectare terraced vineyards of Bodegas Vi Rei, which is well known for both its indigenous wines like Premsal Blanc and Mantonegro, as well as international favourites, like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. A guided tour of the production area, including the fermentation hall, storage area and bottling line follows. The experience wraps up with a tasting of four of the winery’s best-selling bottles. From £21.35 per person.
3 Hour Visit to a Wine Cellar and Vineyard
This small-group three-hour wine tour and tasting offers a more intimate insight into boutique wine production in Mallorca. The experience takes place at a small winery just outside Santa Maria del Cami, a sleepy market town on the doorstep of the Serra de Tramuntana in north Mallorca. As well as learning all about the winery’s various wines, guests are invited to sample vermouths and sangria, served alongside Pa amb Oli, a popular Mallorcan dish of bread, tomato and local sausages. From £39.10 per person.
Horseback Riding Excursion and Wine Tasting
For something a little different, this two-hour tour is an excellent option. The experience combines a one-hour horseback riding excursion through the forests of the Puig de San Marti with a tour of a local ranch and winery. Guests are treated to a selection of locally made wines, cheeses, jams, pates and more. Tickets include a guide, tastings and pick-up services from northern Mallorca. From £48.24
Private Wine Tour with Tasting and Picnic
If you like the idea of the ease and convenience that comes with a tour but abhor crowds then this four-hour private tour is the perfect solution. The experience kicks off in the morning, with a drive from your accommodation past dry-stone walled fields, orchards and olive groves to a traditional Mallorquin winery. Guests can then enjoy an informative tour of the winery led by the winemaker, followed by a tasting of the wines and a delicious Mallorquin tapas spread. From £149.43 per person.
Wine Tour of the Island Centre
This full-day tour offers a more comprehensive understanding of Mallorca’s wine scene, with visits to multiple wineries. The experience includes a trip to the weekly market in Sineu, stops at several vineyards and a tour of a reputable winery. Guests can learn all about the history of wine production on the island, popular varieties and regional specialties. At the last stop, there’s time for a tour of the wine cellar and wine tasting with an assortment of tasty local snacks. Tickets include a three-course lunch with glass of wine at a local taverna too. From £243.35 per person.