Sunshine, sea and Swedish wine
TEXT: NINA BRESSLER | PHOTOS: VEJBY VINEYARD AND WINERY
Not many people associate Sweden with red wine, and rightfully so – it is not an easy wine to cultivate in the northern climate, making the creations of Vejby Vineyard and Winery all the more extraordinary. Soak in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy their exclusive red wine blends, composed by artisan winemakers who took the route less travelled, resulting in award-winning flavours.
The winery is situated along the gorgeous coastal line of Bjärehalvön in southern Sweden, where the Appelin family is producing single vineyard wines, focusing solely on red and rosé wine. Having harvested and created wines for ten years, Jeppe Appelin and FaribaSelseleh Sabzi eventually decided to open their doors to the public in 2016. “There are many vineyards in Sweden making white wine, but we wanted to show the possibility to create beautiful red wine too,” says Appelin.
Inspired by biodynamic cultivation techniques, and using what’s provided by the surrounding landscape, they have an ideal environment for the grapes.Only adding a few ingredients, they create simple yet intricate wines where the flavours of the grapes become the main focus. The wine is not available anywhere else,which gives them the freedom to experiment with new blends, trying out different methods, and actively listening to guests’ suggestions when doing so.
The winery is open year-round, for spontaneous visits or one of the many tours. Trythe Exclusive Wine Tasting, or why not join them for a Winemakers Dinner? What signifies a visit to Vejby Winery is the familiarity, the creative spirit and the closeness to nature that imbue the premises – something that is appreciated by localtourists as well as international visitors, acclaimed sommeliers and wine juries all over the world.
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Vejby Winery gives you a rare chance to try red wine made in Sweden.