The activities of this WD23 edition have had a marvelous reception for the public and have developed successfully in an atmosphere of relaxation, taste, entertainment, laughs... to each of the places that have welcomed them. A diverse public, of all ages and nationalities, no matter the language of the activity, there was always someone to translate and good disposition to understand.
WINE DAYS FEST: WINE, GASTRONOMY AND MUSIC
We started on Friday 12 May with the uncertainty of the long-awaited rain, but it did not rain and the WINE DAYS FEST: WINE, GASTRONOMY AND MUSIC in the Cloister of Sant Francesc de Palma could be carried out without incident and with a large influx of public More than 1000 people, residents and visitors of different nationalities, passed through the Cloister garden to taste wines from the 10 wineries of the DO Binissalem participating: Bodegas José L. Ferrer, Jaume de Puntiró, Vins Nadal, Vinyes i Vins Ca Sa Padrina, Can Ramis, Vinya Taujana, Sebastià Pastor, Can Verdura Viticultors, Santa Catarina i Can Fumat.
The gastronomy with 5 Quality products (IGP Sobrassada de Mallorca, IGP Ensaïmada de Mallorca, IGP Ametlla de Mallorca, DO Oli de Mallorca and DOP Formatge Mahón-Menorca) was carried out by 4 Ascaib chefs: Andrés Benítez, Cati Pons, Igor Rodríguez and José Cortés.
And the live music of Minimal Fusion, jazz/blues, with Rafael Contreras, guitar, and Armando Lorente, vibraphone.
With this inaugural event of Wine Days 2023, a week full of activities opened, in different areas of the wineries and in the region of the DO Binissalem that ranged from sports to tasting, from pairing to the theater, from relaxation to music, from painting to poetry… and, as always, wine and the vineyard were the guiding threads, where around 500 other people have participated.
FOOD PAIRING AND WINES
On Saturday 13 May we started the WD23 week with the Wine & Rice at Bodegas José L. Ferrer. A lunch of two rice courses, prepared by master rice chef Kike Martí,, accompanied by wines from the cellar and live music by Monkey Doo (day 13) or Barrilete Cósmico (day 14). Although it rained, both Saturday and Sunday, and the lunch was held indoors, the audience was able to enjoy the aperitif and the music in the “Es Cos” outdoor space with spectacular views in the vineyard
SPECIAL WINE TASTING
Special tastings such as “Treasures from our wine cellars” from Bodegas José L. Ferrer, which offered participants a tasting of wines from 2001 to 2020, from sparkling to sweet, through barrel-fermented whites and the characteristic mantonegros, a very interesting experience in the old cellar of the winery.
Vins Nadal offered two pairings “Flowers and Wine” with the collaboration of Camen Pérez from Dones en Flor, expert in floral matters, and the artistic activity Art and Wine, an activity in collaboration with Saori.palma, which they filled the cellar space with aromas, flavors and colors.
SPORTS, LANDSCAPE AND WELLNESS
On Sunday the 14th, 85 people took part in the V Wine Days-Santa Eugènia Nordic Walk, which covered an 8.5 km route through a landscape of vineyards in the “Pla”, excellent views of the “Raiguer” and the “Serra de Tramuntana” mountains , which surprised the participants with its beauty. The route ended at Celler Vinya Taujana with a wine tasting and a raffle of wine bottles among the participants. The activity had the collaboration of the Federació Balear de Muntanya i Escalada i el Comitè de Marxa Nòrdica, the winery and the town hall of Santa Eugènia.
And Wine Days is also well-being, Essència Pilates collaborates with an activity that is very well received by both younger and older people. Relax sessions carried out in different areas of the wineries, to prepare the body and mind to taste the wine with the 5 senses. A different way of bringing the public closer to the wineries. The wineries that hosted the Relax’n Wine sessions were: Bodegas José L. Ferrer, Jaume de Puntiró and Bodega Santa Catarina.
It should be remembered that one of the values of the DO Binissalem area is its landscape, a landscape that marks the characteristics of the wines made there. Jaume de Puntiró proposed an electric bike ride through the vineyards of Pla de Buc in Santa Maria del Camí, explaining, during the tour, the uniqueness that the soil, climate and local varieties give to the wines, and finishing in the cellar with a pairing of local products and wine.
MUSIC AND POETRY
Music and poetry have also filled this 10th Edition of Wine Days with culture, because WD2023 is wine and much more! A Blues concert with “Fil de Blues” at Celler Jaume de Puntiró and “Wine and Poetry” from the Fundació Mallorca Literària, poetry paired with wines from Bodegas José L. Ferrer.
THEATRICAL VISITS TO THE CELLARS
I com que el vi és cultura, la cultura sempre acompanya al vi! Quina forma millor hi ha de visitar un celler i tastar un vi, que fer-ho de la ma de Myotgragus Teatre. La companyia ens va summergir en la història de la família Pastor-Moyà del Celler Sebastià Pastor a Santa Maria del Camí i de la Finca Biniagual al llogaret que duu aquest nom, una història teatralitzada adaptada a cada espai i un tast d’allò més “beneït”. Un públic entregat es va divertir de valent, cantant i prenent la “comunió” amb”vi i quelitas” (typical salted biscuit of Mallorca).
Without forgetting the “Improvised stories” offered by Can Fumat with the company “Olvidalotodo” (Diego Ingold, Carito Delgado and Lalo Garau). Funny and creative stories that will tour the space where the old dovecote is located, the old cellar and the end, with a crazy story, in the new cellar. Lots of laughs and stories of convents, prisoners and whales…
D.O. WINE DAY IN SPAIN
And within the framework of the activities of WD 2023, on May 13 at 1:30 p.m. we joined the collective and simultaneous toast celebrating, with other 38 Designations of Origin of Spain, the “DO Wine Day”. The DO Wine Day celebrated its seventh edition this year under the motto “Designations of origin, collective heritage”, with which to claim that a D.O. it forms and preserves a heritage, made up of people, products and territory. After people, vocation, know-how and passion. After the product, the fruit of a land and knowledge accumulated over decades, which generates income that stays in the area and boosts its economy. And after the territory, a landscape and unique natural and historical conditions for grape production and winemaking.
José Cortés, Andrés Benítez, Cati Pons i Igor Rodríguez;
QUALITY BALEARIC PRODUCTS (IGP/DOP):
IGP Sobrassada de Mallorca, IGP Ensaïmada de Mallorca, DOP Formatge Mahón -Menorca, IGP Ametlla de Mallorca, DO Oli de Mallorca;
DO BINISSALEM CELLARS:
Bodegas José L. Ferrer, Jaume de Puntiró, Vins Nadal, Vinyes i Vins Ca Sa Padrina, Can Ramis, Vinya Taujana, Sebastià Pastor, Finca Biniagual, Can Verdura, Santa Catarina and Can Fumat;
Fundació Mallorca Literària; Federació Balear de Muntanya i Escalada; Comitè de Marxa Nòrdica; Ajuntament de Santa Eugènia; Essència Pilates, Myotragus Teatre, Tau Patrimoni i Turisme, Totespectacle and Totaudiovisual, Impres i,
ON THE BROADCAST:
Ajuntament de Santa Eugènia; Ajuntament de Santa Maria del Camí, Ajuntament de Consell, Ajuntament de Binisalem, Ajuntament de Sencelles, Agència Estratègia Turisme Illes Balears, Fundació Mallorca Turisme (Consell Mallorca) and media.
COLLABORATORS OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE WINERIES:
Rental Bikes, Kike Martí, Barrilete Cósmico, Monkey Doo, Olvídalotodo, Carmen Pérez (Dones en Flor), Saori.palma, Fil de Blues.
AND THE UNVALUABLE COLLABORATION OF:
Francis Gamón, Cristina Besa, Antònia Artigues, Vanessa Verd, Miquel Torres (Photography and web), Julián Baraja (MKO and design) and Ramón Giner (design).
THE WINE DAYS PROJECT ACCOUNTS WITH THE SUPPORT OF FOGAIBA THROUGH THE FUNDS FEADER!
THANKS YOU ALL FOR ANOTHER YEAR!