The island wines from Mallorca have been blessed for years with high quality and Mediterranean charm.
White wines from Bodegas Ribas
Rosé wines from Bodegas Ribas
Red wines from Bodegas Ribas
Along with Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it is above all the indigenous varieties such as Mantonegro, Gargollassa, Callet and Prensal blanc, that make Mallorca a veritable "treasure island". Grapes that exist only here reflect the unmistakable character of this unique wine island. The Ribas winery in Consell has been preserving these Mallorcan treasures for more than 300 years. It is the oldest winery on the island, and it features a stately mansion from the 18th century.
The first vines were planted by Pedro Ribas in 1711. There are now 40 hectares, located approximately 150 metres above sea level, on sandy, calcareous and sometimes very stony soils, which are farmed with certified organic methods. It is run by the siblings Xavier and Araceli Ribas under the watchful eye of their mother, María Antonia Oliver. Araceli learned her trade from Bob Levi at the world-famous Harlan estate in Napa Valley and from René Barbier, one of the great pioneers of the Priorat, while Xavier gained experience in France and New Zealand. Ribas strongly promotes the indigenous grape Mantonegro and is working on its improvement through selection. It is not easy to tame. The maturity is not uniform, so that the harvest takes a great deal of time.
The oldest vines are over 80 years old. Thanks to strict yield regulation, the Mantonegro produces a full-fledged, elegant wine. In the assemblage with varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, exceptional blends with structure and character are produced. The winery also vinifies the wines of the mini vineyard of son Palou, which is fifteen minutes away by car, and whose wines also are available at Baur au Lac Vins.
The Austrian winery Salzl Seewinkelhof is located in Illmitz, surrounded by the picturesque lakes and plains of the Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel National Park in Burgenland. A good hour’s drive from Vienna lies this family winery that also provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in an attached guesthouse with a pool.
Massena / Jaysen Collins
Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins were college friends, and in the late 1990s they decided to put their talents together to produce wine. Recently, Jaysen Collins has taken charge of the "Massena" project on his own.The grapes are purchased from growers in Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill in the northwest Barossa Valley.