The land whispers as we approach. We can hear tales of horsemen, lovely ladies and intriguing families that have lived here generation after generation.
The beauty of finca Son Togores is timeless. Every guest that visits seems to wish to host an experience or a celebration on the fascinating premises.
The finca is flanked by the Tramuntana mountains and surrounded by land with trees. It is located just 15 minutes from Palma, near the village of Esporles, and very easy to reach.
You drive through an elegant mharés stone gate that looks very grand, and suddenly the finca emerges on a hilltop like a mirage, with its tower, its splendid terraces, its artful fountain and its well kept gardens.
Fairy tale blossom
Son Togores is pretty as a picture, surrounded with trees filled with olives, oranges, lemons and carobs. The 100 hectare area has 100 sheep and 2000 almond trees as well. In February, when those trees blossom, the white and pink almond flowers make the estate look like a picture from a fairy tale.
Son Togores is different from many of the islands other ‘possessiós’. Through many generations it was owned by various Mallorcan families until another Mallorcan man, who lived a large part of his life in Lebanon and Egypt, decided to change it.
Joan Muntaner i Rosselló was a businessman who came back to Mallorca and bought the old Moorish buildings and vineyard at Son Togores. In 1891 he created a glorious Tuscan style mansion with a courtyard and a chapel, adding marble, balustrades, gardens and terraces too.
Experiences in 1908
Joana Cañellas, daughter of the current owner of Son Togores, Sebastian Cañellas, tells us Sr Muntaner had his own way of life. All the rooms have numbers on them, and no one really knows why. In l’Almudaina you can read that Son Togores was giving people experiences as early as in 1908, when a group of visitors spent some time at the Sr Muntraner’s marvellous Tuscan finca, loving the comfort of the building and its pretty terraced gardens and going for excursions in the beautiful neighbourhood.
A few decades later, Joan Muntaner i Rosselló’s will and testament made clear that he was ahead of his times in more ways. He asked that 50 percent of his assets be donated to men and women who did not have sufficient means to live by, and created a foundation for people who could not afford university studies.
Nowadays the Son Togores farm produces a lot of fruit, almonds and olives, aided by EU-funding, and sheep are also kept. A lot of new trees have been planted recently. Carob trees are especially advantageous as carobs are used in esthetic products these days.
– We love Son Togores and my family has discussed how best to preserve the estate, says Joana Cañellas.
– It could be made into a school, a hotel or a restaurant. We looked into the hotel idea, which is a very big investment, and have settled on hosting events and experiences here. We have international weddings already, and are branching out to do more corporate events, excursions, activities and meetings as well.
The culinary delights for events at Son Togores are supplied by the excellent Fosh catering team. The cuisine is that of chef Marc Fosh, who has a Michelin star at his Palma restaurant, led by the equally fabulous chef Kevin Becker and his crew. The weddings, banquets, gala dinners, lunches and show cooking experiences at stunning Son Togores match the beauty of the ambience with top quality flavours and textures.
Not only does Son Togores have terraces for cocktails, lunches and dinners. The courtyard is perfect for gatherings, and there are several large and small salons inside the finca that can host meetings and events for groups of various sizes.
There are interesting places to visit on the Son Togores property. Visitors can take a trip on mountain bikes or enjoy a fabulous hike in the surrounding mountains. There are talayotic remains to see, and some guests might enjoy having a picnic on the way.
One of the newest additions at the finca is a large welcome terrace on the other side of the finca entrance, where it is easy to picture all sorts of team building games. As it is large and beautiful it would be perfect for outdoor exhibitions.
Please contact www.sontogores.com for more information about the finca and its services.
Couples using www.mallorcaweddingplanners.com ‘s services have been very happy with their experience at finca Son Togores:
‘Wow!! The wedding at marvellous Son Togores was an absolute success, we had amazing reviews! Thank you for everything, we are so happy with the outcome and how everything turned out!”
Ivailo and Brooke, August 5th, 2019
”We had the most perfect day at amazing Son Togores, it couldn’t have gone better, thank you so much for everything. ”
Alex and Richard. August 23rd, 2019
Text: Charlotte von Proschwitz.
Photo: Thomas Engström.