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Skåne is well suited for viticulture and has become an established wine region with its own Route du vin, Vinvägen. Today there are more than 20 wineries and counting on the route. 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 in the winery. Help harvest grapes and enjoy dinner and wines from the local vineyard.
Here is a list of some of the most prominent vineyards, offering a wide selection of different experiences.
Arilds vineyard in north-west Skåne is based in one of the oldest farms in the area. Enjoy a tasty dinner and sample the Cabernet Cortis, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Spend the night at the farm in one of the fifteen rooms that are for rent rather than driving from the winery.Read more on Arilds vingård's website Read more
Flädie Mat & Vingård
Flädie Mat & Vingård
This picturesque vineyard just outside Lund focuses on four different grapes; Rondo and Cabernet Cortis for the red wines and rosés, and Solaris and Phoenix for the whites. The vineyard is one of the most popular wedding venues in Skåne, thanks to the romantic scenery surrounding it.Read more on Flädie Mat & Vingård's website Read more
The Hansson family has owned Hällåkra vineyard in southern Skåne for five generations. They grow their own grapes as well as run their own winery, restaurant and wine bar. They sell whites, rosés and even a pinot noir. The restaurant serves delicious food prepared from local produce. Sample everything from reds and whites to sparkling wines and sweet dessert wines.Read more on Hällåkra vingård's website Read more
This award-winning vineyard with a plantation of around 3,000 vines is outside the picturesque town of Åhus, eastern Skåne. Whites, reds and rosés are produced here from grapes like Rondo, Léon, Millot, Regent, Solaris, Phoenix and Seyal Blanc. Book guided tours and tastings in advance.Read more on Åhus vingård's website Read more
This winery in Kullaberg, on the tip of the beautiful Kulla Peninsula, focuses on producing wines of the highest quality using sustainable agricultural methods. Wines include fruity rosés, aromatics whites and different ciders. Take a guided tour of the winery, savour the taste, then spend the night in one of Skåne’s most beautiful places.Read more on Kullaberg vingård's website Read more
This vineyard close to Brösarp in Österlen, eastern Skåne produces “crossover” sparkling wines – a mixture of grapes from Sweden and Italy. Try their crossover rosés, bruts and their grand-prix sparklings. The vineyard also hosts wedding parties, birthdays, conferences and an annual wine festival.Read more on Skepparps vingård's website Read more
In Sweden, all alcoholic beverages containing over 3.5% alcohol by volume are sold through the government owned chain called Systembolaget.
You have to be over 20 to buy alcoholic beverages at Systembolaget. The age limit for ordering alcohol in bars and restaurants is 18. The reason for this monopoly is to control and reduce damage caused by overconsumption and to promote a moderate drinking culture. Systembolaget is in central locations in most Swedish cities.