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There is a reason Mallorca attracts so many purveyors of good taste. The abundance of natural resources and fusion of cultures on the island has led to some of the highest quality artisan products in world.
The Son Moragues estate covers over 100 hectares of dry-stone terraced olive groves in the heart of the UNESCO designated Serra de Tramuntana mountain range and we have more than 10000 olive trees, aged between 2 and 6 hundred years. In the last ten years we have worked hard to restore our estate to its former glory after the sharp decline in traditional agricultural life of the 20th century. In doing so we are restoring age-old artisan techniques in strict compliance with European regulation on organic agriculture and the standards established by the Majorcan Designation of Origin.
Dos Alquemistas is a new concept of natural waste efficient culinary manufacture, born and raised on the west coast of Mallorca, at Son Moragues, a beautiful organic olive grove set in the Tramuntana Mountains. The protagonist is the olive leaf, also known as symbol of heavenly power. Ancient cultures knew for centuries what now is being discovered by scientists: Infusions made of olive leaf have extraordinary health benefits. The phenol Oleuropein is one of the main active compound found in the olive leaf which is responsible for its healthfulness. Olive leaves are best know to lower blood pressure but the latest studies reveal, they also act as antioxidant, strengthen the immune system and combat viruses and un-welcomed bacteria.
PALMA DE MALLORCA
Eva & Stefan both have degrees in wine making and have been working and consulting for more than 10 years for a variety of wineries, mainly in Mallorca, but also in Germany, Catalonia and California.In 2010 – before the big Gin-hype began, they distilled their first batch of Gin for a winery they were working for and enjoyed it so much, they decided to open their own distillery. They started GinEva in 2012 – a regional Artisan hand crafted Gin focusing on local ingredients from Mallorca such as fresh citrus and juniper. Besides juniper infused alcohol they have been distilling cacao beans, hazelnuts, all kind of citrus fruits, anise, fennel, olives, carob, wild herbs and spices and many more. The number of experimental distillates kept growing and in 2017 they decided to bottle their favorites, as ARTISAN SPIRITS by Eva Maier Gómez & Stefan Winterling. A small uniquely created but steadily growing collection of Spirits and Liqueurs.
The Ribas Winery, located in the Majorcan village of Consell, has been making wine for over 300 years. A high percentage of the Majorcan grape varieties Mantonegro and Prensal are grown here in accordance with the family tradition. The Bodega Ribas is also known for recovering other native varieties from the island, like Gargollasa, which was practically extinguished, and that now complements the previous varieties. The more than 40 hectares of vineyards are carefully worked on and harvested by hand, and count on the oldest plantation and the widest diversity of native grape varieties of the island. These aspects are the components that shape the pillars of the philosophy of the Ribas family, based on the quest of optimum quality through the control of their own old vines and a nurtured winemaking process leading to wines that are personal, elegant and with distinct terroir.