Sweet wines from the North

Photo: Magnus Heinmets, Visit Estonia

Sweet wines from the North

Estonia might not be known for its wine, but it is definitely known for its produce and a down to earth lifestyle. While modern farmers are experimenting with grapes, Estonian local wine is traditionally of sweet variety, made from dandelions, rhubarb, primrose, rowan, blackcurrants and other local fruits and berries. If you are into sweeter variety of wines, wine tasting trip across Estonia might be an excellent way to get to know the local culinary scene.

Best of Põltsamaa wines

Photo by: Magnus Heinmets, Visit Estonia


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.

Allikukivi winery is best know 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, you'll find Uue-Saaluse vineyard, representing the UNESCO listed area called Setomaa. In addition to fruit wines, you can also sample and purchase locally produced jams and preserves.

Muhu vineyard and guesthouse

Photo by: Mart Vares, Visit Estonia


Muhu Farm Winery has been making waves for years. The project was started in 2012 by planting the first 100 vines. Located on a tiny, rustic island of Muhu, the vineyard serves freshly prepared meals and heats up a mean sauna to finish up the wine tasting session. Known also as Luscher & Matiesen Muhu Winehouse, it carries the legend of what used to be the biggest winery in Estonia back in the 1930s.

Last updated : 23.11.2018

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