Situated in the very south of Sweden, with a mild climate and a long farming season, Skåne is surprisingly well suited for viticulture. Skåne is becoming an established wine region and has even got it’s own Route du vin. Today you’ll find more than 20 wineries in the compact area of Skåne, and the number is constantly growing. 

The growers in the area are becoming experts in the types of vines that thrive in the soils and climate that are special for Skåne – to make crisp, creamy, complex vintages. Skåne even boasts its own wine route, the “Route du Vin”, which is made up of more than 20 wineries turning out what experts are calling “Skåne sensations”. Try out wine tastings and take a winemaking course at several of the local vineyards. Enjoy a guided tour and follow the whole process from growing grapes to producing the lovely stuff in the winery.

For an even more authentic wine experience, join in the harvest festival and help harvest the grapes. Once the grapes are in the winery, the festival continues with dinner accompanied by wines from the local vineyard. And spending the night at the local winery or nearby hotel or B&B makes your wine experience complete. You’re spoiled for wine choices in Skåne, and on the next page are six vineyards guaranteed to give you a great viticulture experience. 

Here we have gathered a list of some of the most prominent vineyards, offering a wide selection of different experiences. Whether you are looking for guided tours and tastings or prefer to dine, wine and spend the night amidst the vines, you will find a vineyard to accommodate you.  

Arilds vineyard

Arilds vineyard

Located in north eastern Skåne, with wine vaults dating from Roman times, and with beautiful farm buildings from the 16th century, Arilds vineyard is one of the oldest farms in the area. Here you can have a tasty dinner in the small restaurant while you sample the production, consisting of wines produced from grapes such as Cabernet Cortis, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. If you don’t feel like spitting, then just park your car and spend the night at the farm in one of the fifteen rooms that are for rent.

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Flädie Mat & Vingård

Flädie Mat & Vingård

Just outside of Lund you will find this picturesque vineyard with a very high level of ambition both in the wine production and in the kitchen. Focus lies on four different grapes; Rondo and Cabernet Cortis for the red wines and rosés, and Solaris and Phoenix for the whites. The surroundings are beuatiful, th atmosphere is calm and relaxing and if you want to extend your visit you can spend the night in one of the newly renovated rooms, overlooking the rolling meadows and the vineyard. This vineyard is one of the most popular wedding venues in Skåne, thanks to the romantic scenery surrounding it.

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Hällåkra vineyard

Hällåkra vineyard

Hällåkra Vineyard is situated in southern Skåne, in a scenic landscape with gently rolling slopes. The Hansson family has owned this estate for five generations, and here they grow their own grapes as well as run their own winery, restaurant and wine bar. The microclimate provided by the proximity to the Baltic Sea gives their wine a fresh and fruity character and in the restaurant delicious food to go with it is prepared from local produce. If you book a guided tour or a wine tasting you can sample everything from reds and whites to sparkling wines and sweet dessert wines.

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Köpingsbergs vineyard

Köpingsbergs vineyard

Köpingsberg vineyard is located in a wind shielded slope in Österlen in eastern Skåne, and is the worlds northernmost vineyard producing sparkling wines. Thanks to the microclimate of the sheltered hillside, Chardonnay and a number of other lesser known grapes are grown here with great success, and turned into sparkling wine as well as into the worlds first entirely Swedish vinegar. Champagne tastings are arranged under glittering chandeliers in the winery, and when booking your session, you can order anything from small snacks to a six course meal to accompany your bubbles. Before you leave, make sure to stock up on some champagne marmalade as well.

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The winery in Klagshamn

The winery in Klagshamn

Located in close proximity of Malmö, in the Vineyard of Klagshamn, grapes are grown with the ambition to create wines with a distinct nordic quality. Albeit not certified, this vineyard has an explicit ecological philosophy. Most of the work in the vineyard is performed manually, adhering to the appealing maxim that ”if you decide to put a grape in the bucket, you must be prepared to put the same grape in your mouth”. Seaweed from nearby beaches and horse manure from local farms are used for fertilizing, and crop-spraying is done with ecologically approved substances like suphur, milk and bicarbonate. The actual making of the wine, after harvest, takes place in the winery of Flädie Vineyard. Whom you can visit in the summertime for a guided tour of the plantations - make sure to book ahead.

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Nordic Sea Winery

Nordic Sea Winery

In the small town of Simrishamn in eastern Skåne, you will find this ultra-modern winery featuring a showroom, a wine bar and a restaurant. Here you can enjoy wine as well as fine dining while learning more about how the wines are produced - all the way from grape to finished product. Nordic sea winery is one of Northern Europe’s most modern wine facilities and some of Sweden’s most well known and best selling wine brands are produced here. In the summertime it is very nice to have your dinner outside, and there is also a small shop where you can buy a selection of gifts and delicacies. Wine tasting package deals can be booked in advance - they are very popular and highly recommended.

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Kronovalls vinslott - The Wine Castle of Kronovall

Kronovalls vinslott - The Wine Castle of Kronovall

Amidst a beautiful park, located between the small villages of Tomelilla and Brösarp in eastern Skåne, the Wine Castle of Kronovall is an experience out of the ordinary. This dreamy place is the only wine castle in Sweden. The castle, being a sight in itself with it’s beautiful architecture and surrounded by moats, is indeed a feast for all senses, housing an exquisite restaurant where you can savour gourmet food prepared from carefully selected local produce while sampling the sparkling wine produced here. Every year a wine festival is arranged and in the summertime, numerous outdoor conserts featuring some of the best Swedish and international artists are held here. Spend the night in one of the rooms named after different grapes and decorated with furniture from the 18th and 19th century, but be sure watch out for Miss Von Essen, the castle ghost who haunts the grounds.

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Vingården i Åhus

Vingården i Åhus

Outside the picturesque little town Åhus on the coast of eastern Skåne you will find this award winning vineyard with a plantation of around 3000 vines. Whites, reds and rosés are produced here from grapes like Rondo, Léon, Millot, Regent, Solaris, Phoenix and Seyal Blanc. You can book guided tours and tastings in advance, and the winemakers will enthusiastically educate you about the tastes and perfumes of their different wines.

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About Systembolaget

In Sweden, all alcoholic beverages containing over 3,5% alcohol by volume are sold through the government owned chain of liquor stores called Systembolaget, which literary translates to "the System Company". To buy alcoholic beverages at Systembolaget, one has to be 20 years of age or older, whereas the age limit for ordering alcohol in bars and restaurants is 18. The reason for this governmental monopoly is the aim to control and reduce the damages caused by overconsumption and to promote a moderate drinking culture. Systembolaget with its characteristic green sign can be found in central locations in most Swedish cities.  

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