Vineyard in Mallorca (Balearic Islands). Óscar Pipkin/©ICEX.
The region of Balearic Islands is a single province region consisting of the islands of Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera as well as other small islands. The Region is located in the Mediterranean Sea, to the east of the Iberian Peninsula. The capital city is Palma de Mallorca.
The area's winemaking tradition is protected by two Designations of Origin: Binissalem-Mallorca and Pla i Llevant. Quality wines are also produced in small wineries on the islands of Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca.
Indigenous grapes include Manto Negro, Moll, Moscatel, Callet, Gargallosa, Fogone, Prensal Blanc. Other varieties are used also to make quality wines such as Macabeo, Parellada, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Merlot and Monastrell.