Harvesting happiness

From concrete jungle to vineyard haven

Meet William Stanley and Walter Kraushaar, the dynamic duo behind this venture, who shared their journey from New York City’s bustling streets to the tranquil vineyards of Mallorca. It began with a chance encounter in the vibrant metropolis, where William, a multifaceted performer and event manager, and Walter, with a family legacy rooted in winemaking, found common ground. Little did they know that their shared passion for wine would lead them on a journey across continents to establish their own vineyard.

Los Dos Caballeros wine

Exploring new horizons

Mallorca, with its picturesque landscapes and burgeoning wine scene, beckoned to them during a fateful vacation. Captivated by the island’s charm and the potential of its wine industry, Walter and William made the bold decision to plant their roots in Mallorca’s fertile soil.

Walter’s upbringing in a German winery provided the foundation for their ambitious venture, while William’s experience in event management infused their vision with creativity and flair. Together, they embarked on a mission to create wines that not only delighted the palate but also reflected their commitment to sustainability and organic practices. “We do everything organic, with solar energy, recycled bottles and labels, and our own water from the well,” Walter explains with pride.

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The journey, however, has not been without its challenges. Navigating bureaucratic hurdles and the intricacies of wine production tested their resolve. Today, Los Dos Caballeros is the result of their perseverance and passion. The vineyard offers a sanctuary for wine enthusiasts and seekers of authentic experiences alike. It’s a holistic destination where guests can immerse themselves in the art of winemaking. From their cosy chalet accommodation to private tastings, hands-on harvesting experiences, special events, and even the leasing of their vines, Walter and William invite visitors to become part of their journey, forging connections that transcend mere consumption. This larger scope was always part of the plan. “From the beginning, we started with the business model that we needed to diversify and have different revenue streams. The wine itself is very expensive to produce, especially in such small quantities,” William tells us.

As they reflect on their journey, Walter and William find solace in the simple pleasures of their craft, the satisfaction of nurturing vines from bud to bottle, and the joy of sharing their creations with others. “It’s a science and an art to create something that people really like. For us to be the starting point of that and then see it in someone’s glass, and have them say, ‘wow, this is delicious,’ is so fulfilling,” William concludes with a smile.

Text by Ché Miller  |  Photos by Sara Savage

Address details

Los Dos Caballeros Winery

Poligono 5, 362, Inca