Sharon Reid

 

Wine buffs, budding sommeliers and all those who simply enjoy good wine and tapas will appreciate Mallorca Wine Tours. The ultra –elegant Hotel Cort, a 16-room boutique hotel in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, has partnered with Mallorca Wine Tours to give guests an exclusive insight into the culture, history and local grapes that have created the Island’s finest wine offerings.

Options include riding the iconic ‘wine express’ train which winds through villages and vines, or how about taking a memorable helicopter journey over the UNESCO World Heritage Tramuntana mountains to some of the island’s best wineries. Here you will learn about organic vines growing on the island and how Mallorcan wine came to be acclaimed internationally, whilst sampling the island’s finest vintages and tapas.taco de bacalao close up

After a day spent sipping fine wine, dinner is served at Mallorca Wine Tour’s private Finca, a country estate set in acres of sprawling vines that has been in the family for over three centuries. Traditional Mallorcan food is eaten al fresco, overlooking the sprawling grounds during the summer, this time of the year dining in the cosy confines of the old winery with its roaring fire is particularly atmospheric and a perfect way to unwind after a busy day.

Alternatively, if you prefer to stay closer to Hotel Cort in Palma de Mallorca, an evening urban wine tour has recently been launched around the island’s capital featuring the numerous wine shops in the Old Town. Whatever your preference, check out the Mallorca Wine Tour for the opportunity to sample unique local wine and authentic Mallorcan dishes.Bedroom Junior Suite (green)

Nightly rates at Hotel Cort start from €165/£120 per night (low season) and €240/£175 (high season) inclusive of breakfast. To make a reservation or for further information please contact +34 971 213 300; info@hotelcort.com or visit www.hotelcort.com

Palma wine tour is four hours long and costs €60, Finca Tour is five -six hours long and costs €105, the Helicopter wine tour costs €550 and is available on request. All the tours can be booked via Hotel Cort.