Nine days, nine experiences
Mallorca's most well known wine producing region, the Binissalem DO is celebrating 25 years as a recognised area and is also putting on a big celebration of its wines. This is the third edition of the 'Wine Days' festival and takes place from the 14th to 22nd May with the strapline 'Nine days, nine experiences.'
Its aim is of course to publicise the variety of wines from the region and to demonstrate how Mallorca and its culture is inextricably bound up with wine, which has been produced on the island since Roman times. Hence, the nine experiences of Wine Days will be exhibitions, landscape, popular culture, gastronomy, heritage, markets, music, art and wine.
There's a full and detailed programme in English of all the events taking place in the six main towns of the Binissalem area – Binissalem, Santa Maria del Cami, Biniali, Santa Eugenia, Consell and Sencelles – just click the link. You'll find a host of events including wine tastings, tours of the region, gastronomic evenings and music; our video from last year will give you a good idea of what's going on, but highlights (copied from the PDF) for me are:-
GOURMET TOUR-MALLORCA WINE TOURS Daily tours. Time table upon request. Price adults: 49€ Tour by train through the vineyards and visit to two wineries. Gastronomy and wine tasting. 3- 4 hours. Information and reservation: (+34) 653 528 659 www.mallorcawinetours.com
WINE FAIR WINE DAYS. WINE AND GASTRONOMY WITH FOOD-TRUCKS 18:00 h Meeting at Plaza Sant Cristòfol (Biniali) and walking through the streets of the village accompanied by “Charanga” (street band)18:30-23:00h FAIR WINE DAYS MALLORCA – DO BINISSALEM 2016 Wine and gastronomy with FoodTrucks, local restaurateurs and quality products. Tasting of the wines of the wineries of the D.O. Binissalem. Purchase of wineglass with 3 tastings (50 cl): 5€. (1€/glass in aid of the Foundation “Amics de la Infància”). Additional glass of wine (120 cl): 2€. Selection of tapas (Can Prim de Sta Eugènia and Es Racó d’en Pujol de Biniali) and Food trucks (VARIAT, TALECA, EL PERRITO CALLEJERO and NOTENOM FUSION FOOD): 3€. Parking available at the entrance of Biniali from Binissalem and from Santa Maria or Sencelles (see map). Plaça Concepció Biniali
SUNSET TOUR: WINERY VISIT AND SUNSET WITH WINE AND “PA AMB OLI” De 18:30 a 21:00h. Special price: 30€/person (transfer included). Getting to know a typical Majorcan winery from the winemaker and owner, who will explain the development and how to appreciate the taste and the aroma of his wines, to finish enjoying an incredible sunset in the vineyards. Tasting of 3 wines accompanied by ‘bread and oil’ (‘pa amb oli’). Pick up time: 18:30 until sunset (21:00h approximately) Meeting and ending point: Binissalem train station at 18:30 h Advance booking at: firstname.lastname@example.org. 22 persons maximum.
It looks really interesting, doesn't it? Will you be going?