A Visit to Son Alegre by ESRA

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A group of visitors from ESRA Mallorca South East came to visit Son Alegre last week. The English-Speaking Residents’ Association in Mallorca (known as ESRA) was founded in 1983 and currently has some 1200 members island-wide. There are five regional ESRA districts in Mallorca (South West, Central, North, North East and South East). Members pertain to many nationalities such as Australian, British, Canadian, Dutch, Danish, Irish, Swedish etc. and a diverse range of professions from all walks of life, the common bond being that all speak English. Please consult the ESRA website if you are interested in their social activities or their help and information facilities. ESRA is a non-political, non-religious, non-commercial organization.

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Son Alegre first invited the visitors to tour the vineyard in Santanyí where the Son Alegre approach of natural organic farming under bio-dynamic principals was explained. The group then proceeded to our Bodega in Calonge where the installations were presented and the winemaking process was explained. We all headed to nearby Ca’n Taconer where the visitors had a chance to taste the current range of Son Alegre wines as well as Son Alegre‘s Sileo Extra Virgin Olive Oil, accompanied by Mallorcan tapas lovingly prepared by the ladies of the house, Francisca Binimelis and Maria Vadell. The event was rounded off by some classical guitar tunes presented by the well known Juan Reyes on his acoustic Spanish guitar. The presentation to the visitors was made by Son Alegre‘s Miquel Manresa in Spanish and translated into English by Klaus Fabricius.

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The event had been arranged and devotedly prepared for ESRA by Lucy O’Connor. The photos © were taken by John Hinde, Klaus Fabricius and Miquel Manresa.

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Should you or your organization be interested in a visit to the Son Alegre facilities, together with a wine tasting, please contact us on vinyasonalegre@yahoo.es or sinesolesileo@hotmail.es for a personalised proposition.

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