Follow the Estonian wine route or create your own
You can spend an entire trip to Estonia travelling around the country and drinking wine on the official Estonian wine trail, or simply stop by a winery on the way to your final destination! The wineries mentioned below will help you get acquainted with Estonian wine production.
Põltsamaa is a small historic town located right in the middle of Estonia. Wine production kicked off here in 1921 and became an instant hit across the country. Today, you can sample Põltsamaa wines in Põltsamaa wine cellar as well as in most bars and restaurants across the country.
Estonia's northernmost fruit and berry wine farm is Valgejõe Veinivilla orchard. The Aru Manor winery also makes tea in addition to their homemade wine. From there you can try the unique chokeberry wine at Habaja Distillery.
The Ulge Farm near Lake Peipus has grown different berry crops for decades and is known for its bold flavours, from birch sap bubbly to pumpkin wine. The Hirveaia wine cellar produces craft wines from local ingredients such as rhubarb, wild berries, apples, and local grapes. Their location next to Alatskivi Castle makes it a perfect stop for history buffs.
The Järiste winery operates in the historic Luke Manor Tavern and is known for unique and personal vintages. Järiste's red wine Regent from the 2018 vintage won 1st place in the category of dry red wines at the Baltic Cup Award 2021, with Regent from the 2016 vintage also having taken the first place in the absolute classification of grape wines and in the category of red wines at the Baltic Cup Award 2017.
Not too far from them, is the Kanarbiku wine farm producing fruit and berry wines from the best local source materials. And you can also visit the largest organic indoor farmyard in Estonia at Veinimäe Farm when you are in the neighbourhood. Tori Cider and Wine Farm offers wine tours and tastings and only uses organic ingredients to make wines, ciders and soft drinks. In the beautiful Pootsi Winery in Pärnu County, delicious homemade wines are made from domestic berries. They combine tastings with information on the historical Pootsi manor. Saaremaa I Winery makes wines from just about anything, with the selection including nettle, tomato, and carrot wines, as well as many other exciting flavours from Estonian raw ingredients.
Allikukivi winery is best known for its rhubarb wine. The award-winning estate offers wines made from blackcurrant, apple, raspberry, rowan and chokeberry, and welcomes visitors to explore the winemaking process. Mamm & Frukt on the other hand is a trendy new wine producer ready to take the market with its bubbly variety of fruit wines.
In the deep south near Võru, you'll find Uue-Saaluse vineyard. They produce a speciality buckthorn wine while trying to adhere to the zero-waste principle: they make handmade gin from winemaking by-products.