Grapes of Mallorca

The Sweet Grapes of Mallorca

MALLORCA — Off the Spanish coast sits the Balearic Islands. It’s here where I discovered wine production has been ongoing for centuries.

photo: Habeeb Salloum

The Romans first introduced winemaking to this region. Production continued into the Moorish era and with the Catalan conquest of 1229, vine cultivation increased even more.

Today, the rich tradition continues with 66 wineries scattered throughout the island. From this lucrative industry I learned that 25 per cent of their finest vintages are exported to Germany.

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