In August of 2006, Francesc Grimalt and Sergio Caballero set up 4Kilos Wines in Mallorca, a company dedicated to producing wines that reﬂect the strength of the grape and its nuances, as grown on this unique Mediterranean island.
Francesc Grimalt, winemaker and former partner and technician of the Anima Negra Cellar in Mallorca, is known mainly for rescuing the native Vigeron grape. Sergio Caballero is a musician and founding partner of the Sonar festival and is responsible for 4Kilo’s branding and communications.
In late September of 2006, in the garage of a fellow winemaker, with few resources but with excellent grapes, 4kilos produced its ﬁrst wine. Then working alongside the Apolonia Viticultors -Balearic Agrarian society, they converted a former sheep farm into a small winery.
The vineyards are located in different parts of the north and south of Mallorca. As such, they do not belong to any particular D.O. In many of the vineyards, native vegetation cover is used to protect the vines in order to obtain more concentrated grapes, better ground porosity and an increased microbial population.
The name "4Kilos" comes from the initial investment in the previous currency of pesetas by both partners, which is to say, 4 million pesetas. This modest investment demonstrates that good wine does not depend on a great financial outlay, but an ambition for quality and a passion for the product.
4Kilos is an unmistakable reﬂection of its owners and a clear declaration of their principles.
Winery of the Year - 2015 Luis Gutierrez
"The winery was only founded in 2006, but has raced off the starting blocks, rising right to the top of the Mallorca rankings.”