Vingården i Klagshamn: a winery in Sweden? Oh yes!
Vingården i Klagshamn is in the south-west corner of Sweden, just south of Malmö which is between the limestone quarries of Klagshamn and Limhamn. The winery is run by Lena Jörgensen and Murat “Murre” Sofrakis .
Following the passion
The first vineyards at Vingården in Klagshamn were planted in 2001, the first harvest was taken in 2003, and from 2005 the grapes have been used for commercial wine production. This vineyard has an ecological philosophy, and among other things they fertilize with local seaweed, bought from the town of Malmö, as well as with horse manure from local riding schools. Crop-spraying is carried out with internationally ecologically approved substances like sulphur, milk, and bicarbonate.
This winery was started out of passion and hopes to shine through their wines
Award winning wines
Most of the work in the vineyard is manual and based on the valid philosophy:” If you decide to put a grape in the bucket, you must be prepared to put the same grape in your mouth”. Throughout the years they have increased the arable land, tried out a couple of hundreds type of grapes but today they focus on just a handful type of grapes where the green grape Solaris makes up almost 85% of the production. The other percentage is made up from the blue grapes Rondo and Cabernet Cortis. In 2018, 6-7,000 bottles from the 1,8-hectare vineyard were produced.
According to international wine expert Oz Clarke, the white wine Intercardinal 2009, which is a collaboration between Vingården in Klagshamn and Vingården winery in Åhus, was Skåne’s best wine (at a trial for Sydsvenskan 2011).