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The SommelierCellar Producer of the Month

Mesquida Mora, our producer of the month for May

Every month we choose a wine producer that we think our members should be paying special attention to due to the quality of their wines and the character of their vineyard. This month we're pleased to recognise Mesquida Mora, a fourth generation family vineyard based in beautiful rural Mallorca with a deep commitment to biodynamic methods and harmonious living.

Mesquida Mora - The person behind the wine

A Family History

The Mesquida Mora estate is run by siblings Jaume and Barbara, who are the fourth generation of Mesquida's since the vineyard was established by their great grandfather in 1945. Despite the mid-20th century origins of the vineyard, wine production in the family dates as far back as the 16th century.

Mesquida Mora - The Vines

Biodynamic Methods

After taking over the vineyard in 2004, the Mesquida siblings transformed production methods by moving entirely away from pesticides and chemical fertilisers in favour of organic methods. The vineyard is now certified as biodynamic, with great care being taken to sustain the health and nutrient density of the soil. Compost is produced from the remains of grapes and horse and cattle manure.

Chorizo and a bottle of wine

Mediterranean Life

Mesquida Mora is based in Porreres, a small town in central Mallorca of the Balearic Islands east of Spain. The rural town is typical of Mallorca, with bustling food markets, churches, tapas bars and a leisurely pace of life. In the warm evenings, locals might sit out in a square enjoying a bottle of wine with dried meats and the Mallorcan favourite Pamboli (bread with tomato) as they listen to live guitar music.

Mesquida Mora - The Wine

Culture In A Bottle

Despite the specialised production methods, the Mesquida Mora range is varied and plentiful. When asked why people should choose their wine, Jaume Mesquida replies, simply, "Because when you raise the glass to your lips, you drink culture, our respect for the environment and the enthusiasm we put into our work day after day."