at The Winery Hotel
Grapes, commitment and a goal in sight - to make wine. The highlight of the year is approaching – the harvest. Join us to experience life at a vineyard during harvest time and learn all the steps of the craftsmanship behind a bottle of wine. Become a winery worker for a day!
To make wine is a craft and now you have the opportunity to experience it up close. Never is our heart as vibrant as during the harvest. Grapes are sorted, crushed, pumped and fermented. The winery is alive and, just like all wineries in the world, this is the highlight of the year.
Day of harvest
On Friday, September 13, the grapes will arrive to Stockholm and the work will begin.
(Don't worry - 13 is a lucky number in Italy)
Stay over during harvest
The best way to experience the harvest is to stay in the hotel. With the package Wine, Dine, Sleep you get an overnight stay, you eat a tasty dinner, enjoy an educational wine tasting and get a guided tour of the winery. The stay concludes with our popular breakfast buffet.
Visit the harvest without staying overnight
The harvest is open also for you who choose not to stay at the hotel. Come over and enjoy a unique experience, a full day with the craftsmanship of winemaking in focus. A good idea is also to take this opportunity to enjoy lunch or dinner in one of our restaurants.
Day Program - this happens on site
Throughout the day a number of activities are offered, all focusing on the wine harvest. Experience the sensation of grape juice between your toes making wine like in old times 8 with your feet) or enjoy an educational tasting of the different phases of the life of a wine. Drop-in, free entrance.
Every full and half hour, you can join a harvest tour of the winery and the sorting area. A winery worker will tell you about how a wine is made from field to bottle.
Try out to sort grapes
Roll up your sleeves and become a real winery worker. The sorting of the grapes is ongoing during the whole day and there is always someone on site who explains how it works. If you want to join us for a shift please contact Camilla at email@example.com. Limited number of seats.
Experience how it felt to make wine in old times - with your feet. Feel the grape juice seeping between your toes and help us to transform them into grape must ready to become wine.
Price: SEK 100, paid on site.
This is an educational tasting that takes you on the grapes journey from the vine to the finished bottle. By trying the fresh grape, the grape juice, a sample from the barrel and the final wine you get to experience the craftsmanship of winemaking up close.
Dinner around the stone table - heaven for foodies
Give the harvest experience a special flavor with a dinner out of the ordinary around our beautiful stone table in the restaurant Winery Kitchen. An enjoyable gastronomic journey consisting of seven wines and seven dishes created with the harvest as inspiration. Only 20 seats available.
The winemaking at The Winery Hotel
The Winery Hotel is the world's most northern urban winery. Here wine is made from grapes from Tuscany. The production amounts to about 10,000 bottles a year. Winery Red is the hotel's red wine, made with the Sangiovese grape variety with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Black Bottle Rosé is made from the same grape varieties but in a smaller quantity and is launched every year during spring time.
The harvest takes place in September, when a large truck gently packed with about 10 tons of grapes rolls into the parking lot behind the hotel. The grapes are taken care of during one whole busy day. They are sorted, pressed and pumped into the winery's tanks. This is a unique opportunity for hotel guests and other visitors to experience the craftsmanship behind a bottle of wine - for real.
The Swedish Ruhne family has been making wine at the Terreno estate in the Chianti Classico area since 1988 and ensures the quality of both harvest and winemaking at The Winery Hotel.
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