During a visit to Majorca in the nineties, the habilitated pharmacist Professor Dr. Michael Popp discovered a extremely romantic manor which was threatened by dereliction in the Tramuntana Mountains. With a lot of commitment, passion and initiative, he converted the existing agricultural buildings into an exclusive winery with the most modern cellar technology. The entire property covers an area of approximately 16 hectares, which is largely divided by 500 years old dry stone walls. The terraces and dry stone walls were extensively re-cultivated, so that the 5.5 ha terraces could be planted with precious vines.
The Serra de Tramuntana is a mountain range in the north-west of Majorca. It covers an area of 1,067 km² and covers a length of more than 90 kilometers. The highest point is with 1445 meters the Puig Major. On the northwest slope of the mountains you will find steep and rocky coastal areas with small bays and rocky beaches. It captivates with its often spectacular beautiful, wild landscape, which is still over a long distance covered by an original vegetation. The terrain creates a very own climate which is particularly suitable for winegrowing and is characterized by autumn-concentrated rainfall and moderate temperatures in winter and summer.
Castell Miquel uniquely combines ancient winemaking tradition with modern scientific research. This creates a wine that sets standards in terms of taste and quality.
Prof. Dr. Michael Popp has realized his vision with Castell Miquel: the unique combination of pleasure and health.
The owner of the vineyard and entrepreneur of the year 2008 is a globally renowned pharmacist. With its multi-award winning Bionorica SE, the company is active in more than 50 countries around the world. Bionorica is Germany's leading producer of herbal medicines (phytopharmaceuticals such as Sinupret®). In his Majorcan vineyard Castell Miquel, Popp, together with winemaker Thomas Wambsganss, pursues a clear vision: Castell Miquel produces top wines that focus on the specific varietal flavor. Numerous international awards and medals prove the quality of these efforts.
As the first vineyard owner in the world, the scientist developed, in cooperation with the University of Innsbruck, an analysis method that measures the content of health-promoting active ingredients in the wine.
"At Castell Miquel we apply the same principle as our herbal medicines, and we try to combine the best that nature can with the best that a person can have at the moment."
Prof. Dr. Michael Popp is fascinated by the dimensions of nature. This includes cultivation with wine. A pharmacist as a vineyard owner - a previously unknown but excellent combination.
Proudly presented by WunderTeam.
Sauvignon Blanc is the basis of this white wine, with hints of fresh green fruits.