By Orosol | On 21 December, 2012 In Lugares de interés, Naturaleza
In the early 90s, the first wineries flourished on the island of Ibiza who undertook the wine trade under the name “Vinos de la Tierra”. Today there are five wineries that cultivate an area of approximately 100 hectares located primarily in the rural areas of Buscastell, Santa Agnes, San Mateo and San Josep.
The vineyards are small productions where product quality prevails using the traditional method, following purely ecological guidelines. The type of vines planted are native Monastrell and Garnacha, used for the production of red wines. Similarly, wines are produced with foreign grapes such as Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. In contrast, for the development of white varieties, Macabeo, Malvasia, Parellada and Moscatell are used. Ibizan Wines have a structured and smooth body, with their own personality, and deep and balsamic aromas.
The island of Ibiza conditioned by its geographical location, climate and historical tradition originated eloquent wine and olives. Over time, the rural community and small-scale agricultural economy sustained growing grapes and making wine available for consumption, a tradition handed down from father to son.
The Rich Can winery is located in the rural Buscastell area. The development and cultivation consists of ecological agriculture. In addition to selling red, white, rose and sparkling wines, the farm produces excellent olive oil and traditional Ibizan herbal liqueur.
A traditional winery with three vineyards divided between Santa Agnès, San Mateo and Santa Gertrudis. Their wines showcase typical Ibizan aromas of the countryside and forest. The old vines, the native varieties Monastrell and Malvasia, have incorporated new varieties.
This winery located in San Mateo, is one of the precursors to bottling and selling wine in Ibiza. They built a new winery where the owners began to investigate how to develop and improve the traditional broth that came to be popularly known as “peasant” wine.