At the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range lies the pretty village of Alaró.
According to documented history from the 13th Century, Alaró was once called Olorón. Today, a vineyard located on the road to Santa Maria, just 1.5km from Alaró, has now changed its name from Vinyes d'Alaro to its new name of Bodega Olorón.
The old walls of the original wine celler are embedded between terraces of grapevines and mountains.
The new owners of this Bodega are now committed to restoring the Bodega to its former glory, remaining faithful to traditional wine making techniques whilst improving the functionality of the winery to a contemporary standard.
The winery currently harvests Chardonnay and Malvasia grapes on the 10 hectares of land but they are also adding Merlot and Cabernet to the top terraces of the vineyard.
A visit to this winery is a great opportunity to learn about the developments and improvements that will be made over the coming years.
Cristina Basañez Barrero is the very experienced Sommelier based at Olorón and she will guide you through the visit as well as hosting a wine tasting afterwards.
There are three different visit options at Bodega Olorón, however, the third option is only suitable for large groups of between 20 to 30 people.
If you require advice on transport to and from the Bodega, please do let us know so that we can send a quote to you.
The visit options are listed below and last approximately two hours:
OPTION 1 - VISIT AND TASTING
You will be given a tour of the winery where the Olorón wines are currently created.
Cristina will also present the history of the winery and give you an insight into their wine making process.
The visit will be followed by a tasting of three consecutive vintages of Olorón wine, a native Malvasia white wine, as well as a rosé wine and a MantoNegro red wine from the Es Verger winery located nearby.
The tasting will be accompanied by fresh Mallorcan bread with olive oil of the Arbequina de Mallorca variety.
PRICE: 18,00€ per person
OPTION 2 - VISIT AND LOCAL GASTRONOMIC TASTING
You will be taken on a walk through the vineyard to appreciate the grape varieties as well as the soil type located here. From the recently planted top terraces you will get the opportunity to appreciate the wonderful views surrounding the vineyard.
Afterwards, Cristina will give you a tour of the winery where the Olorón wines are currently created. Cristina will present the work ethos and philosophy of the winery as well as the elaboration process for the wines.
The visit will be followed by a tasting of 6 different wines. Food will include bread with extra virgin olive oil from Es Verger, olives trancadas, various empanadas, cheese, tomatoes, salami payes, paté, sobrasada, Spanish tortilla and ensaimada. All of these products are Mallorquin.
Depending on the weather conditions, the tasting will either take place next to the vineyard or in the tasting room that overlooks the vineyard and Tramuntana mountains.
PRICE: 45,00€ per person
OPTION 3 - EXHIBITION OF BIRDS OF PREY & WINE TASTING
An expert will talk to you about the origin and characteristics of various local and international species of birds of prey. A flight of some of the birds of prey will follow.
If there are children in the group they will be given the chance to come into contact with the birds. They can then enjoy a play area with games and painting materials.
The adults in the group will then be taken on a tour of the winery where Cristina will present the work and philosophy of the winery, as well as the elaboration process of the wines.
A tasting of 6 different wines will follow, including bread and extra virgin olive oil, quelitas and cheese.
This activity is suitable for adults and children though only people who are aged 18 years and over will be permitted to taste the wines.
This activity is for a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 30 people
PRICE: 50,00€ per person