A SEA OF OLIVE TREES
Son Mesquidassa is an estate located halfway between the sea and the Tramuntana mountain range, in the region of Felanitx and in the shadow of Puig de Sant Salvador. With almost 100 hectares and more than 150,000 olive trees, it is the largest agricultural estate of its kind in Majorca. The cultivation system used at Son Mesquidassa is in line with our efforts to maximise efficiency and achieve the best quality-quantity ratio with regard to the oil obtained, producing up to 200,000 litres of olive oil from more than one million kilos of olives. This makes it possible for us to optimise our resources and reach the highest levels in terms of efficiency and sustainability.
Mechanical techniques allow for an efficient and fast harvesting which is not harmful to the olives. All this protects the oils from oxidation and ensures the maximum quality of the final product.
The Arbequina variety is the predominant one in our plantation, although we have also focused on new types of olive trees such as Arbosana, Koroneiki or Sikitita in order to obtain innovative oils with surprising flavours and aromas. The olive trees are distributed in rows forming compact hedges, which move their branches when the breeze blows and create the illusion of sea waves. Our estate is also home to plenty of rabbits, hares, partridges and many other birds, which, protected by trunks and leaves, look like fish swimming freely in the sea.
A stroll among the trees is like plunging into a sea of greenery and freshness, where the sun and the shadows play unpredictably among the leaves and olives on the trees. Then you realise that you have lost sight of the horizon and time seems to stand still.
These experiences and many others are what the Rosselló-Castell family wants to share with the visitors. Our goal is turn Son Mesquidassa into a leading and sustainable business in and outside Majorca, both in terms of agriculture and tourism. In addition, we strive to put the estate on the map of the world’s main olive routes and turn it into a driving force for the local economy.
Xisca, Malén and Tòfol Rosselló