The Finca

The family-run Ses Talaioles has always been a mixed farming estate. Besides vines, the landscape is characterised by algarrobo and olive trees.

The history

A fortified tower
from the 15th Century

Cicadas chirp in the warm, sunlit evening that smells of orange and almond trees. The 400-year-old, elongated building leans against the majestic central manor house tower with its four corner battlements. The striking tower has overlooked the landscape near the small fishing port of Porto Cristo in Eastern Mallorca since the 15th Century.

Ses Talaioles owes its name to the prehistoric settlement remains of the so-called Talayotes that can still be found in its grounds.

These Balearic natives, fierce warriors who defended their settlements with slingshots, founded the Talayotic culture, which remains in part undiscovered. ‘Talayot’ derives from the Catalan ‘talaia’ and means ‘observation and watchtower’.

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Sustainable Mixed Culture

for more diversity

Ses Talaioles is to remain a traditionally managed, mixed farming estate. In addition to the wine, the products typical of Mallorca are still grown, the Mallorcan pigs “Porc Negre” are bred in the historic pig garden under old holm oaks, and a flock of sheep is used for organic fertilisation in the vineyard. At the same time, there is a focus on innovation, and the agricultural practices follow cutting-edge research.


The protein-rich legume, also known as the carob pod, is becoming the new vegan superfood.

Porc Negre

The Mallorcan pig lives in the holm oak grove and is fed on farm products only.


The mediterranean stone fruits should not be missed on a finca. We use the olives to produce mild, cold-pressed olive oil.


Various types of oranges and tangerines are processed into jams, chutney, ice cream, and cakes.


In addition to producing honey, bees make an indispensable contribution to the balance of nature.


Mallorcan almonds have a unique taste. The ailing plantations are being restored.
The de Waal family

The aspiration to
build something lasting
and pass it on

Short-lived and rapid changes characterise our time. The opposite, namely durability and longevity, can be found at Ses Talaioles.

The goal of the owner family is to create something lasting. The emphasis on sustainable management lies at the core of this philosophy. We implement the latest findings on tillage, pruning, and biodiversity. State-of-the-art technology ensures climate-friendly and energy-efficient production processes.

Our focus is to:

  • ensure long-term quality. This means manual work and patience.
  • use natural resources carefully.
  • respect the given land: the wine should be a reflection of its origin.
  • involve the residents of the area and promote social responsibility.
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“It takes the experience of the past, the know-how of the future and the sensitivity for the present.”

Hendrik de Waal Finca Ses Talaioles
The wine

This land is
destined for
higher things”

Wine was already being cultivated on the slopes of Ses Talaioles in the 18th Century. The phylloxera plague in the 19th Century, however, led to the complete collapse of the formerly thriving Mallorcan wine industry.

In the year 2000, a German-Dutch family, the de Waals, breathed new life into this old tradition. The former vineyard, the sea-facing slopes of stony lime marl, and now a thinned carob plantation, offered a much higher potential - an ideal terroir for the cultivation of red wine grapes.

“There is farmer's blood flowing in my veins, and I immediately recognized that this sacred land was destined for more than the simple cultivation of carob and chickpeas”, recalls Nicola de Waal.

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From the beginning

Takeover of the estate

2000 Takeover of the estate The de Waal family considers restructuring and reorientation in order to ensure long-term viability.

Soil preparation

2002 Soil preparation With top-class advice from the wine icon Bernd Philippi, the soil on the first four hectares of hillside is prepared for the planting of selected vines.

First planting

2003 First planting Planting of autochthonous and international grape varieties with a focus on the production of red wines.

First harvest

2006 First harvest The first harvest is brought in by family and friends; the harvest is placed in buckets due to a lack of technology and traditionally stamped with feet.

Release Sestal & Sestalino

2007 Release Sestal & Sestalino The first vintage (2006) of the terroir wines Sestal and Sestalino is released.

Release Na Pujola

2010 Release Na Pujola The first vintage (2008) of our top wine Na Pujola is now available for sale.

First expansion

2011 First expansion The original four hectares of vineyards are expanded to nine hectares after eight years.

Release Talvin Red

2018 Release Talvin Red The first vintage (2016) of the red wine from the Talvin line is released.

Release Talvin White & Rosé

2020 Release Talvin White & Rosé The first vintage (2019) of Talvin rosé and white wine is sold.

Second expansion

2020 Second expansion 20 years after acquiring the estate, the vineyards are expanded to 12 hectares and the bodega enhanced.

Mixed culture

2022 Mixed culture Today, Ses Talaioles covers nearly 100 hectares of mixed crops and forest, twelve hectares of which are wine.

In the near future

Outlook In the near future The expansion of the white wine range is planned as well as the planting of other autochthonous grape varieties.
The Wines

01 / 02
The Terroir

Minerality, profundity, and structure characterise the three wines of the Terroir line. Intense aromas of black-red berries dominate the bouquet.

€29.33 / l
€44.00 / l
Na Pujola
€92.00 / l
The Wines

02 / 02
The Talvin

The Talvin line is a monument to the prehistoric inhabitants of the Balearic Islands, the strong Talayots, who also settled in the area around the Finca. These wines impress with their freshness and liveliness.

Talvin Red
€18.67 / l
Talvin Rosé
€18.00 / l
Talvin White
€18.00 / l

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