Award winning Danish Cherry wine from the Frederiksdal Estate, Lolland.
Awesome cherry wine producer prevalent in Mikkeller’s bars and cherry sours. Made only using Stevnsbær cherries from their own estate, and using the finest wine making methods, the product is more like a port, or banyuls than a traditional cherry wine.
The essence of Frederiksdal is a great respect for history, nature and tradition combined with the courage to uncompromisingly explore new ways of doing things. Being rebels and yet valuing their heritage is Frederiksdal’s trademark.
Frederiksdal Estate in Southern Denmark is where all their wines are produced. A rare entrepreneurial spirit, courage and passion drive the innovation and development of the wide range of products emanating from this special corner of Denmark.
The history of Frederiksdal Estate dates back to 1756. The cherry adventure started in 2006 almost by accident. From here on, the story developed fast and so did an ambition to produce the best cherry wine in the world, never compromising on the quality of the raw materials.
The Stevns cherry has grown in Denmark for generations and it has become the focus of a wine-revolution in Lolland.
The Grape Of The North
Frederiksdal is so far the only one in the world that produces wine from cherries according to the same principles that have been used in centuries of production of grape wine. The Stevns cherry, which is the foundation for the wine, comes exclusively from Frederiksdal’s own orchards.In the end, it will be critically acclaimed and award-winning world-class Danish quality wine.
It takes a minimum of nine years from the time a cherry tree has been planted until a bottle of Frederiksdal Cherrywine is on the table. Frederiksdal is a slow farm with deep roots.
The trees are six years old before any cherries are harvested. This is the natural development of the trees – it takes time to grow roots. Once the cherries are harvested, it takes another minimum of three years before the wine is ready to drink – but it is worth the wait.
‘On Frederiksdal we are the first and so far the only producer of wine made by cherries following the centuries old principles for making traditional wine from grapes.’ The Stevns cherry is the base of the wine and the berries are produced solely in the plantations of Frederiksdal. The wine will ferment freely and is kept both outside in glass vats/balloons in all kinds of weather and also inside in old, French oak vats. The result is a highly acclaimed and prize-winning Danish world class quality wine.