Two days of wining and dining
This weekend sees the return of the annual Pollensa Wine Fair – the 14th – which aims to promote the delicious wines of Mallorca. Held as usual in the beautiful cloisters of the Santo Domingo convent in the centre of town, the fair will feature the wines of 39 Mallorcan bodegas using grapes from all over the world and some which are native just to Mallorca.
It's a popular event and takes place on Saturday 6th May from 10:00 to 20:30 and Sunday 7th, from 10:00 to 14:00. It costs €10 to enter, and this gets you a wine pack which includes, your tasting glass, €3 towards wine, a booklet containing all the details of the bodegas and their wines, a pencil to take notes (or write down the name of the hotel you're staying in in case you get lost!)
You also get all the details of the ten restaurants in Pollensa which are providing a special economically priced menu to visitors to the wine fair, so well worth the admission price. New this year is an artisan market in the Joan March gardens by the convent full of products related to the world of wine.
As I said, there are 39 bodegas taking part, and if you're already a Mallorca wine buff, you'll know many of the names listed here, 5 more than last year;Conde de SUYROT, Bodegas Bordoy, Can Pico, Bodegas Angel, Can Feliu, Can Coleto, Antonio Nadal Ros B & V, Macià Batle, Miquel Gelabert, Son Artigues, Sebastià Pastor, Can Ramis, Es Verger, Son Sureda Ric, Tomeu Isern, Ca Sa Padrina,Finca Can Axartell, Son Prim, Pere Seda, Son Vich de Superna, Vinya Taujana, Butxet Viticultors, Galmés i Ferrer, Miquel Oliver V & B, Binigrau, Mortitx, Vi d’Auba, Canyelles i Batle, Son Bordils, Son Ramon, Vins Nadal, AVA Bodega, Bodegas Munar, José Luis Ferrer, Son Campaner, Tianna Negre, Mandia Vell, Ca´n Vidalet, and Finca Can Sureda. Phew!
As you can see from our photos from Facebook, the wine fair is a civilised affair in a fantastic setting and well worth a trip to Pollensa town to get to know more about local wine.