Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
On Tuesday morning, Lars’s mother was feeling better, so Lars and I decided to make a longer excursion. We went to Jutland and our first stop was at a Danish vineyard.
Hang on… Vineyards in Denmark? Yes, and this is what Wikipedia has to say about them:
Despite its northerly location, it has been developing a wine industry since the 20th century that has benefited from global warming and the legalization of wine production in 1999. Today there are small vineyards in Jutland and Lolland growing various grape varieties, mainly Cabernet Cortis. In 2006 the twenty vineyards in the country together produced around 40,000 bottles of wine. In 2007, Danish wine gained prominence when a 2006 Don’s Cuvée sparkling wine from Skæresøgård Vin won a silver medal in the 2007 Effervescents du Monde wine competition.
Looks like global warming has at least one positive consequence! In the meantime, most of the bigger Danish islands – like Zealand and Funen – have vineyards as well. In total there are about 40 vineyards now in the whole of Denmark. Some of the people only produce wine as a hobby, others have made a real business out of it.
Lars and I visited Skæresøgård Vin. This is Denmark’s first official vineyard and it’s also the biggest. And the most awarded!
When we arrived we first got a tour in the winery itself.