From Totem Wines to Ibizkus
Founded in 2007 as Totem Wines, Ibizkus Wines S.L. has established itself as a leading wine producer on the island of Ibiza and its biggest exporter of wine. During the 2015 year, our cellars have produced around 60.000 bottles of rosé, red and white wines.
Ibizkus started producing wines on the island in 2006 under the name Totem Wines primarily using Monastrell grapes. While not as famous as some of their siblings, Monastrell grapes, also known as "mataró" or "mourvèdre," are capable of producing fruity, easy to drink, modern and high quality wines. According to wine expert Jancis Robinson, such wines have "notes of earth and game with mild, red fruit aromas."
Laurent Frésard, while completing his Masters in Wine Management, discovered a passion for wines created from the diverse Mediterranean soil and unique grape varieties, and joined then Totem Wines in 2008 with the aim of creating great wines on the island of Ibiza. Ibizkus started with a rosé and red wine and has just finished bottling its first white wine to be marketed to the public during the Summer of 2016.
The company's cellars are situated between the villages of San Rafael and Santa Gertrudis, just north of the hippodrome. All grapes are destemmed, aged, vinified and bottled at this location and the company offers both visits of its cellars and wine tastings. Please contact us for more information or to arrange group tours.
With over 30 individual vineyard plots growing grape varieties such as Monastrell, Syrah, Tempranillo, Macabeo, Malvasia Grec, Parellada and Chardonnay, Ibizkus produces and sells a rosé wine, a white wine, two red wines under the Ibizkus brand name and La Savia Divina, a red wine produced in an artisanal, low-technology and non-mechanized manner.
Where can you buy Ibizkus wines?
Local, regional and European resellers and distributors
If you are on Ibiza, you can either visit our cellars
or one of many retail shops on the island that carry our wines. Please note that not all stores carry all wines.
If you are in doubt of if you are looking for a specific wine or vintage, don't hesitate to call us at +34 971 19 83 44 and we'll be happy to advise you.
If you are looking for Ibizkus wines on the Spanish Peninsula, please visit one of the following shops:
EUROPE & OTHER
For the rest of Europe and Canada, please visit our local distributor's website:
Wine-making on Ibiza
Ibiza has a long history in wine-making dating back 2.500 years to the Phoenicians, who introduced the original Monastrell grapes on the island around 500 B.C.
Fast-forward to the 21st century, Ibizkus started producing wines under the Totem Wines brand name. Laurent Frésard, while completing his Masters in Wine Management, discovered a passion for wines created from the diverse Mediterranean soil and unique grape varieties. He joined the Ibizkus team in 2008 with the aim of creating great wines from ungrafted vines grown locally on the island.
By 2010, then Totem Wines became the second largest winery in Ibiza, with a global production of 30,000 bottles. Under the watchful eye of oenologist David Lorenzo, 5 years later Ibizkus has doubled its production to 60,000 bottles and is now offering red, rosé and white wines.
Our philosophy stands firm: creating balanced and elegant wines, derived from unique locations, fusing rare and indigenous grapes with expert knowledge, specialist techniques and a passion for wine-making.