We Have a Winner

Vinyes Son Alegre SL has once more followed its tradition of instigating a creative competition for the design of its current wine labels. The contest was launched in partnership with the Ajuntament de Santanyí, the Cultural Association Lausa and the Cultural Association of Calonge, Es Mayoral. The event was open for all artists over the age of 18, local, national and international. Design labels were sought for the new wines under the names of Penya Bosca (for the Red wine), Roca Fesa (for the Rosé wine) and Es Faralló (for the White wine). This year’s design challenge was won in all three categories by local Santanyí artist, Llorenç Vidal Lledó, better known by his artist’s name, Garrit.

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Enhorabuena, Garrit. Congratulations.

The bodega Vinyes Son Alegre SL is a young enterprise practising organic and biodynamic agriculture on the outskirts of Santanyí. We grow grapes, olives, almonds, carob and Xeixa wheat according to the principles of the Consell Balear de la Producció Agrària Ecològica and the European Union organic farming standards. Our wines thus continue in the tradition of quality wine making that has been practised in Santanyí over centuries but, sadly, was discontinued in 1895 due to the devastating effects of the Phylloxera vine pest.

We name our wines, such as Picarol, Sant Andreu, Sa Porta Murada, Es Pontàs, Sa Cala, S’Antigor, S’Aragal Blau, Cocó Barber or Penya Bosca, to name but a few, paying homage and tribute to local people, geographic landmarks, historic dates or other phenomena particular to our region in order to demonstrate our geographic, cultural and social roots here, in the Santanyí area and community.

Artists who have helped us design our wine labels in the past have included Jesús Pablo Camargo del Hoyo, Aina Noguera Tugores, Vera Edwards and Elena Sierra Forteza. We welcome Garrit (Llorenç Vidal Lledó) into our family of collaborators and friends and are looking forward to next year’s wine label competition, going then into its third year.

Salut.

The Second International Wine Label Design Competition

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Vinyes Son Alegre SL is pleased to announce the Second International Design Competition for Wines from Santanyí. Three designs will be selected from all entries for Red, Rosé and White wines under the names of Penya Bosca (for the Red wine), Roca Fesa (for the Rosé) and Es Faralló (for the White wine). Each of the winning designs will be awarded the sum of 700 €. The contest is open to all artists over the age of 18 regardless of their nationality or their place of residence. The deadline for entries to the competition is December 31st, 2015, at 13:00 hours.

The competition winners will be announced during the celebrations of next year’s Festes de Sant Sebastià in Santanyí, Mallorca (January 20th, 2016).

The detailed rules of the competition can be found in a pdf-document which can be downloaded here in English, Spanish, Catalan or German.

Good luck to everyone.

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Sa Penya Bosca is the name of the highest elevation within the municipality of Santanyí (280 m) just outside s’Alqueria Blanca which forms part of the Serres de Llevant mountains. Sa Penya Bosca is composed of a gentle hillside with a steep rock face on its northern side and a lush forest of Mediterranean pine and oak trees.

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The Torre Nova defense tower in Cala Santanyí was built during the mid 17th century on top of an impressive cliff face known by the name of Sa Roca Fesa made of a Calcarenite type of limestone. The rocks come in a pleasant range of colour with tones of red, beige and yellow, quite similar to the colour of the Pedra de Santanyí extracted of the same rock type.

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Es Faralló defines a biggish single rock surrounded by the sea. There are many Farallos or small illots in Mallorcan waters but only two exist in Santanyí, the best known of which is found on the coast near s’Almunia.

Suum cuique.

Designing Wine Labels, a Creative Competition

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A creative competition was launched earlier this month by Vinyes Son Alegre SL in partnership with the Ajuntament de Santanyí, the Cultural Association Lausa and the Cultural Association of Calonge, Es Mayoral, for the design of wine labels. Three designs will be selected from all entries for Red, White and Rosé wines under the names of s’Antigor (for the Red wine), S’Aragall Blau (for the Rosé) and Cocó Barber (for the White wine). Each of the winning designs will be awarded the sum of 700 €. The contest is open to all artists over the age of 18. The deadline for the competition is October 30th, 2014, at 13:00 hours.

The competition winners will be announced during the celebrations of this year’s Festes de Sant Andreu in Santanyí, Mallorca (November 30th, 2014).

Detailed rules of the competition can be found on this PDF file.