About us

Blacknose is a brand of Sa Roca des Falcó SL – Ibiza. 

Blacknose are an extraordinary breed of sheep (Schwarznasenschafe) originating from the secluded valleys upstream the Rhone River in Valais / Switzerland where our family has its roots.

Our property, situated in the mountains of Sant Joan de Labritja, in the North of the Island, produces organic Wine & Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Surrounded by ancient purpose-built terraces, underpinned by “Muros Secos”, dry stone walls, we are the highest elevated (320m above sea level) Vineyard in production on Ibiza.

History

Following the establishment of tourism in the early seventies on the Island of Ibiza, agricultural activities were mostly abandoned and little by little the terraces were overgrown by pine trees. After a huge fire in May 2011, which destroyed 1/3 of the forest in nothern part of the Island, almost all pine trees and junipers situated on our property were burnt.

We “discovered” many ancient dry-stone walls and decided to clean all terraces from the debris of the fire. This was the opportunity for us, two brothers Peter & Tino Lehner, to reflect on the future use of our land and we decided to reinvigorate agriculture and plant a vineyard together with an olivgrove. Currently we take care of about 7’500 vines and 100 olive trees within the guidelines of organic agriculture. Since 2021, we began a conversion towards biodynamic agriculture.

 

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