Heinz Hoenig visits the Bodegas José L. Ferrer | Binissalem
Since the 4th generation, Bodegas José L. Ferrer in Binissalem, has produced wine. During the past almost 90 years, the small bodega has developed into a pioneer of modern viticulture in Mallorca. The production methods have been constantly improved, without forgetting the traditional techniques that are still being used today. The oldest part of the bodega dates back to 1931, and an extension was added in 1960. In this part of the bodega there are six cement tanks with a capacity of 30,000 litres. In 1995 the grandsons of the founder made a big expansion with 14 tanks and 35.000 litres, all with the latest technology for temperature regulation. In 2016 the Bodega Veritas was built, equipped with small stainless-steel tanks and 4 wooden barrels. There, high quality wines ferment and mature. The great-grandchildren of the founder are responsible for this. With the expansion of the bodega, the vineyards grew, over the decades, to their current 130 hectares.
Currently, various D.O. wines are produced: the traditional José L. Ferrer wines, the modern Veritas wines and the ecological wines Pedra de Binissalem. They all express the distinctive character of the autochthonous varieties, climate and terroir of the region. Bodegas José L. Ferrer was the initiator of the D.O. Binissalem, and of course his descendants are also members of the D.O.
Bodegas José L. Ferrer | Binissalem | C/Conquistador, 103 | T +34 971 51 10 50