A place to fall in love withFinca Biniagual
The Finca Biniagual, a tranquil hamlet form the time of the moors, has committed itself to traditional majorcan viticulture. In the heart of the wine-growing region Binissalem on the Island of Mallorca, our sustainable family run business is passionately devoted to the production of fine majorcan wines. Consisting of 14 houses, a chapel, a historic winery and a Vinoteca, the estate perfectly fits into the idyllic majorcan landscape. The heart of the estate is the Bodega Biniaguel, the winery, which looks back on centuries of traditional wine growing. Varios generations of Finca Biniagual's residents cultivated and produced wine. But at the beginning of the 20th century, Biniagual fell victim to the phylloxera.
History of Biniagual
If they could talk, the storied walls of the now idyllic village would have a lot to tell. At the time of the moors, the so called “alquería”, which means farm, lived from cultivating field crop. After King Jaume I conquered the island in the course of the Christian Reconquista, the estates on Mallorca got redistributed. Biniagual now belonged to the Vicomtes Bearn. 1264 they then gave the farm to the Jonqueres monastery in Catalonia. The Catalonians replaced the Islamic cultivation system of the moors. By cultivating olives, wine and grain, they continued the agriculture of roman times. Until the end of the 16th century Biniagual grew by six houses and became a hamlet. Mid 17th century though it got depopulated by the plague.
A new Beginning at Biniagual
BUILT OUT OF RUINS
In 1968, the Finca was bought by today's owners with the promise to revive the wine growing and thus preserve a piece of majorcan cultural heritage. In the following decades, the village got restored and new vines were planted. Today, there are more than 34 hectares of vines, and Finca Biniagual has resumed the production of its own wines.
Inmerse yourself into farmlife at Finca BiniagualAgriculture at Biniagual
The Finca Biniagual is a farm, which is primarily focused on viticulture. We have dedicated ourselves to the traditional majorcan agriculture, which stands for sustainable and versatile mixed crop. That’s why we cultivate, besides wine, on 180 hectares acreage also:
- citrus fruits (oranges, clementines and lemons)
Furthermore, we also grow green fodder and grain for our approximately 300-head big flock of sheep. All this, just like cork oaks, is part of the typical landscape of Mallorca. By maintaining this sustainable and mixed form of agribusiness, we are doing our part in preserving the majorcan landscape's diversity, which is extremely popular worldwide.