About Montesión Wine Estate

Montesion Wine Estate and the Son Naava Wine Brand

Montesion Wine Estate, located on the historic Son Dagueta estate in Porreres, Mallorca, is renowned for its commitment to producing high-quality, biodynamically cultivated wines. The estate spans 18 hectares of vineyards that have been organically farmed since 1998, reflecting a deep-seated commitment to sustainability and biodiversity from the outset. The estate's holistic approach to viticulture is certified by Demeter International, adhering to stringent biodynamic criteria that surpass traditional organic farming practices.

Son Naava

Montesion Wine Estate offers the full-bodied "Son Naava" label. The portfolio encompasses red, white, and rosé wines, all crafted with the meticulous care that biodynamic farming demands. Each bottle reflects the unique terroir of Mallorca, delivering a taste that is deeply rooted in the island’s natural landscape and climate.

Carlos Feliu

The driving force behind Montesion Wine Estate’s success is Carlos Feliu, an experienced agronomist and viticulturist with over two decades of expertise in cultivating and producing biodynamic wines. Carlos studied Agricultural Engineering in Lleida, Spain, and further honed his skills in the United States, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Viticulture and Oenology, followed by another Master’s in Organic Agriculture. His extensive education and international experience have equipped him with the knowledge and skills to manage the estate's vineyards and wine production processes.

A Rich Historical Legacy

The Can Feliu winery, where Montesion Wine Estate is based, boasts a rich history dating back to the late 18th century. It holds the distinction of being the first winery in Porreres, a legacy that continues to flourish today. The original family home, with its impressive sandstone vault cellar, still stands and serves as a tangible link to the winery’s storied past. This historic site is not only a testament to the winery’s longevity but also a living museum that visitors can explore to gain a deeper appreciation of the estate's heritage.

Biodynamic Winemaking

The Core Principles of Biodynamic Winemaking

At the heart of biodynamic winemaking is the concept of the vineyard as a living organism. This holistic view demands a meticulous balance of soil, plants, and animals, fostering a self-sustaining environment. Key practices include the use of biodynamic preparations, astrological planting and harvesting, and an unwavering focus on soil health.

Soil Health and Biodiversity

Maintaining soil health is paramount in biodynamic winemaking. Cover crops, crop rotations, and the incorporation of animal manures and composts enhance soil structure and fertility. This not only nourishes the vines but also fosters a diverse microbial ecosystem. Additionally, vineyards are often interplanted with other crops and managed to encourage wildlife, creating a balanced and biodiverse environment that naturally mitigates pest and disease pressures.

Astrological Influence

Biodynamic viticulture also incorporates lunar and cosmic rhythms into its farming practices. Growers follow a biodynamic calendar that dictates optimal times for planting, pruning, and harvesting based on the positions of celestial bodies. This practice is believed to align the vineyard with the natural rhythms of the earth and cosmos, promoting healthier and more resilient vines.

Prohibited Substances and Practices

Biodynamic standards, such as those set by Demeter International, strictly prohibit the use of synthetic chemicals and additives. Unlike conventional or even some organic winemaking, biodynamics does not allow substances like calcium carbonate to adjust acidity, animal gelatin for fining, or oak chips for flavor enhancement. Copper is the only permitted substance for combating mildew, used sparingly to minimize environmental impact.

Benefits of Biodynamic Winemaking

Biodynamic winemaking offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Enhanced Wine Quality: Wines produced biodynamically often exhibit greater complexity, depth, and a true sense of place, reflecting the unique terroir of the vineyard.
  • Environmental Sustainability: By promoting biodiversity and avoiding harmful chemicals, biodynamic practices support a healthier ecosystem.
  • Consumer Health: The absence of synthetic additives results in wines that are purer and potentially better for consumers.

Wine & Olive Oil Breakdown

Montesión Viognier 2023

TYPE: Young white wine

HARVEST: 2023. Harvested at the end of August when it did not rain during the whole month and it was also mild, facts that favoured the perfect sanitary state of the grapes and their ripening.


WINEMAKING PROCESS: Grapes selected and harvested by hand in vineyards located in Porreres (Mallorca - Balearic Islands). Traditional winemaking methods, without the addition of yeasts or bacteria (according to conditions defined by DEMETER INTERNATIONAL). Spontaneous fermentation in INOX tank with controlled temperature.

APPERANCE: Clear, bright, pale yellow with greenish tones. Tears are visible in the glass.

NOSE: Very high intensity, floral aromas and exotic fruits such as lychee, characteristic of the Viognier variety.

PALATE: It is a fresh and balanced wine.

FOOD PAIRING & HARMONY: Fish, pasta and rice dishes. Also as an aperitif.

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Montesión Sauvignon Blanc 2023

TYPE: Young white wine.

HARVEST: 2023. The grapes were harvested on 12 August, when there was no rain throughout the month and it was mild, which favoured perfect health and ripening of the grapes.


WINEMAKING PROCESS: Grapes selected and harvested by hand in vineyards located in Porreres (Mallorca - Balearic Islands). Traditional winemaking methods, without the addition of yeasts or bacteria (according to conditions defined by DEMETER INTERNATIONAL). Spontaneous fermentation and vinification took place in stainless steel tanks.

APPERANCE: Bright, bright, yellow with greenish tones. The tearing of the glass is visible.

NOSE: Very high intensity with balsamic and heathery aromas, characteristic of the Sauvignon Blanc variety.

PALATE: It is a fresh, velvety wine, with a lot of volume and balance.

FOOD PAIRING & HARMONY: Fish, pasta and rice dishes. Also as an aperitif.

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Son Naava Chardonnay 2023

TYPE: Young still white wine.

HARVEST: The summer of 2023 was dry and hot, which brought forward the harvest of the varieties to the beginning of August. That same year 2023 there were no pests due to the drought and the high temperatures and, therefore, the grapes were in perfect phytosanitary condition.


WINEMAKING PROCESS: The grapes were selected and harvested by hand in the vineyards near the winery, in Porreres (Mallorca - Balearic Islands). Traditional methods were used without the addition of yeasts or bacteria, only with spontaneous fermentation respecting the rules defined by Demeter. The temperature-controlled fermentation of the varieties in stainless steel tanks was carried out separately, blending them at the end of the process.

APPERANCE: Pale yellow with green glints. Clean and bright. Tears are visible in the glass.
NOSE: High intensity, tropical aromas such as banana and pineapple.

PALATE: It is a fresh, well-balanced wine with good structure.

FOOD PAIRING & HARMONY: It can be drunk as a long drink, as an aperitif and also as a pairing with salads, fish, pasta, white meat and/or vegan food in general.

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Simon Petutschnig

Chef Simon Petutschnig serves as both a partner and executive chef at the esteemed restaurants Fera and Yara in Mallorca. With his dual role, Petutschnig brings his culinary vision to life while also overseeing the overall operations and direction of both kitchens. His commitment to excellence permeates every aspect of the dining experience, from the selection of ingredients to the execution of dishes of the restaurants. Under his leadership, Fera and Yara have become destinations for discerning food enthusiasts seeking inventive cuisine and impeccable service.

He recommends a selection of wines that complement the fresh, delicate flavors of sashimi, grilled fish or seafood, and summer delights, while also aligning with his preference for biodynamic wines free of pesticides. Here's a curated list of 3 rising stars from the island of Mallorca Montesion Wine Estate’s two labels……Montesion and Son Naava:

1. Viognier: Known for its floral aromas and peachy, apricot flavors, Viognier would beautifully enhance the delicate flavors of seafood dishes. Our biodynamic Viognier with its a purity and vibrancy aligns with Chef Simon's preferences.

2. Sauvignon Blanc: With its zesty acidity and herbaceous notes, Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent choice for pairing with grilled fish. Our biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc is not only delicious but is also produced with sustainability in mind.

3. Chardonnay: Our Son Naava Chardonnay complements the richness of seafood dishes without overpowering them. A biodynamic Chardonnay will likely have a beautiful balance and purity of fruit flavors, perfect for savoring alongside summer delights.