We are glad that you visit our Es Fangar blog. Maybe you’ve been with us before and participated in a Discovery Tour? Or experienced a wine tasting? There is a lot to talk about the largest farmed and for me the most beautiful organic Finca in the Balearic Islands. The small and big stories that show up at Es Fangar every day are worth writing down and reading.
A long and eventful history surrounds the Finca Es Fangar. A piece of earth that is unique and at the same time a witness of great changes in the entire island of Mallorca. A place where people have managed to recognize the signs of change, to develop visions for a sustainable future and to realize these projects step by step with care and attention. A long slumber rocked Es Fangar for decades. Once a fief of Jaime the Conqueror, Es Fangar was one of the four major possessions of Mallorca. In the south-east of the island Es Fangar stretches with its unique red shining soil over a gentle hilly landscape almost to the sea of Porto Colom. Grand and high above, the monastery of St. Salvador towers at the west and still watches majestically over Es Fangar. The smaller foothills of Puig Anar frame Es Fangar lovely. The gentle mountains surround the vast plateaus and valleys of Es Fangar like a rampart. Mysterious places with stone ruins and abandoned olive groves still tell of former residents and craft lands. What is certain is that viticulture in Es Fangar can look back on a long tradition. One of the most wonderful projects realized in Es Fangar at the turn of the millennium was the revival of viticulture. With the planting of the first vineyard, the groundworks were laid for today’s lifeline of the Finca. Old Es Fangar field names of historic vineyards are today namesake of the wines of Es Fangar. Extensive forest areas border the hilly landscapes of Es Fangar and have long been a guarantee for a certain groundwater level throughout the Finca. The program to restore the entire Finca woke up the estate from its slumber and breathed tender life in all areas of the Finca. Many more years would pass before nature recovered so much that new habitats for animals and symbiotic plants emerged. Patience and perseverance was needed. Setbacks had to be dealt with and new ideas had to substitute approaches that did not work. Flexibility and constant rethinking were the signposts that ultimately led to success and made Es Fangar a showcase for successful renaturation. Today, Es Fangar is a refuge for countless animals and plants that have their own habitat in harmony with sustainable agriculture and in their own Es Fangar nature reserve. To live undisturbed today is possible for animals and plants in Es Fangar. Yet winegrowing and agriculture is practiced, but just different – and therefore many stories come up which we would like to tell you in this blog.