“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”
FOOD & DRINK: NATURAL GOODNESS & SOPHISTICATION
Like everything at La Donaira, our food combines natural goodness and sophistication. Home-grown organic field to fork produce is the starting point for healthy, innovative, fundamentally vegetarian menus. What we eat depends on what’s plucked from our huertas each morning and whether it’s the season for figs and plums or almonds and quince. Edible flowers and herbs from the medicinal garden add the finishing touch. Bread is baked and eggs collected fresh every morning. We make goats’ milk cheese, press our own extra virgin olive oil and collect honey from our mountain hives. What we don’t produce on the farm, we source from a local network of artisan producers.
We offer red and rosé wines produced from Petit Verdot and Blaufränkisch grape varieties grown in our own vineyards, and a well-curated list of classic wines. We also have an exciting collection of ecological, natural and biodynamic wines selected from small producers in over 12 countries. As well as supporting passionate and talented winemakers, we are keen ambassadors for these wines which celebrate the innate and complex characteristics of the grape and the soil, use no chemicals and are produced in much the same way as they were for centuries before arrival of the agricultural revolution and pesticides and, to our mind, are always the best option.