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There are documents which relate the Mesquida family to the production of wine in Mallorca from as far back as the XVI century although the current winery was founded by Barbara and Jaume's (the current directors) great grandfather, in 1945 in Porreres, Mallorca.
Jaume Mesquida Barceló was the founder of the wine estate and he used to produce wine and sell it to the local farmers who would use it to replenish their strength after a hard day's work.
Barbara and Jaume's father was the first member of the family to officially study enology and viticulture. His studies helped him to renovate and develop the estate's techniques. Amongst other things, by planting new varieties of grape and by bringing the first ever stainless steel storage tank to the island, Jaume Mesquida contributed to the renaissance of wine in the Balearics.
The winery now continues to experiment so as to produce new wines which keep surprising the world of wine in the Balearics. Jaume Mesquida wines have been awarded more than eight different prizes since 2004.
The Jaume Mesquida winery wants to achieve vines that reduce the impact on the environment, they are looking to completely eliminate the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers and replacing them with homeopathic remedies, making the most of the weeds that grow around the vines as they bring vitality to the soil, and a more conscientious use of machinery and tractors in order to minimize the impact these have on the soil.
The winery is developing and implementing all of these methods and in so doing is contributing to the agriculture of tomorrow and to a richer soil full of energy and vitality. The Jaume Mesquida wine estate has taken it on itself not only to produce exceptional wines, but also to help spread the culture of wine on the islands.
With this aim in mind, the estate organises a program of activities called 'Cultura, Terra i Vi' which takes place at the winery in Porreres. The activities include sharing art, literature, theatre and music which is all related to the history and world of wine.
Jaume Mesquida also organises the 'Art i Vi' project which takes place once a year in Palma and involves getting local artists to use wine boxes as a backdrop for their work.
Owners: Bàrbara & Jaume Mesquida Mora
Enologists: Luis Mariano Herrerías & Bàrbara Mesquida Mora
Vineyards: 22.2 hectares
Annual Production: 190.000 bottles
There are five different ways to visit the Jaume Mesquida wine estate. You can choose to combine your visit to the estate with a wine tasting, a tasting of some Mallorcan products, a visit to the vineyards, a visit around the estate by bicycle, or a lunch or dinner prepared on site.
For more information please contact the wine estate.