Discovering New Wines in the Estonian Countryside
Thinking about wine, Estonia may not be the first country to come to mind, but the countryside is indeed dotted with farms and wineries. While you might be more accustomed to the viticulture of Spain or France, Estonia has a unique take on wine that stands out as one of its rural charms.
Wine made the Estonian Way
You might be wondering what exactly is Estonian wine? The main difference lies in the base. While the most common wines are products from grapes, the Estonian tradition uses local fruits, berries, and flowers. Some of the most common bases include dandelion, rhubarb, primrose, rowan, and blackcurrant. This leads to sweeter flavours than grape-based wine. As a result, Estonia has an extensive selection of dessert wines.