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Bodega Ca’n Feliu is a cellar devoted to the production, ageing, bottling and marketing of young white and rosé wines and Crianza red wines. It produces all its wines under the Protected Geographical Indication IGP Vi de la Terra de Mallorca.

Since 2004, Bodega Ca’n Feliu is engaged in the production of organic wine from grapes of its vines cultivated in the same estate, and since 2010 it has the International Demeter certification in biodynamic production and vinification.

Bodega Ca’n Feliu was born with a clear commitment to producing great quality wines from local grapes and marketing them both in the national and international market.

The estate of Ca’n Feliu is located in the municipality of Porreres, and it has an 18-ha surface planted with vines, all of which are organic and biodynamic crops.

The first vines were planted in 1999, one century after the end of the winemaking activity, following the phylloxera plague that devastated Europe in the late 19th century. In 2003, a cellar for the production and ageing of wine was projected and the activity started.

Likewise, red wine rests for part of its ageing period in the celler of the manor house, which dates back to 1794, in the municipality of Porreres.

Bodega Ca’n Feliu has air-conditioned all its ageing cellars, barrels, bottles and warehouses, by controlled temperature and humidity. Plus, it has the latest winemaking technologies and a great technical and human team.

Bodega Ca’n Feliu manually harvests grapes, collecting them in 15-20 kg boxes that are immediately transferred to the cellar, where they are left for at least 24 hours in order to cool them, thus preventing spontaneous fermentation. Subsequently, grapes are processed and fermented in stainless steel vats.

Bodega Ca’n Feliu has a capacity of almost 70,000 litres in stainless steel vats. All the production vats have cooling systems and they are intended for small productions (per plot, variety, etc.). It has a stock of 120 French and American oak barrels and a bottling and labelling line.

The singularity of this cellar is that it produces wine from organic grapes and with the biodynamic production Demeter certification from the plots of the estate. This enables to reuse the waste resulted from the different stages of wine production and ensure the prevention of several dangers linked to the presence of chemical products such as fertilisers, pesticides, etc. Furthermore, it enables to produce a distinctive product with great added value, with respect to both consumers’ requirements for any type of wine and environmental sustainability criteria, since it preserves and extends the variety of plants cultivated in the area, which farmers have used to improve the land and protect crops, thus also respecting wild animal and vegetal species which coexist around the crops. Besides, the Demeter legislation is the most restrictive in terms of oenological products used and the one that accepts the lowest levels of sulphites present in the wine, which makes our wines some of the healthiest and most natural wines of the market.

Another singularity is that it offers customers the possibility to carry out their own ageing with the chosen grape varieties, barrel-ageing time the type of wood of the barrel, as well as the possibility to custom-bottle and -label it.

The goal is, especially, the internalisation of the company, for which two of the main objectives – that is certifying its quality management and its commitment to the health market (biodynamic) – are clearly essential.