Scan Magazine | Issue 77 | June 2015

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Scan Magazine | Attraction of the Month | Sweden

Takis Soldatos, founder of Nordic Sea Winery

Attraction of the Month, Sweden

Nordic Sea Winery: A delicious coastal treasure As far south east as you can go in Sweden, lies the summer heaven known as Österlen, a coastal line stretching from the harbour of Ystad to the apple picking paradise Kivik. Here summer worshippers gather each year to breathe in the salty sea breeze, take strolls in the unprecedented landscapes and indulge in all the region has to offer. Nowadays, that includes one of the most modern wineries in northern Europe.

the wine,” Soldatos says proudly. “During the summer months our restaurant is fully booked almost every day, and people are loving the way we are using the local resources, cooking mainly with what the local farmers and nature provide us with.”

By Astrid Eriksson | Photos: Nordic Sea Winery

Wine has since long been a source of indulgence and socialising and when it comes to knowing all there is, the staff at Nordic Sea Winery are unbeatable. There to answer any queries, they make sure that you leave with both your curiosity and your taste buds completely satisfied. “If you have any kind of interest in wine, you must come,” Soldatos says passionately. “Take a tour, walk through every step of the production, have a lovely meal in the restaurant and try our wines together with our gorgeous delicacy board. It will leave you wanting for nothing.”

Nordic Sea Winery in the fantastic coastal town of Simrishamn, perfects some of the most sold and renowned labels in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, from grapes that come from all over the world. Refining it, storing it and bottling it, Nordic Sea Winery lays the last perfecting hand on every bottle before it gets sent off to the resellers. “It’s a lot of work that goes into it,” Takis Soldatos, founder of Nordic Sea Winery says happily. “But if you want to be the best, you have to be willing to dig in.” The choice to set up a winery in the south of Sweden was a conscious one. “We wanted to

become more involved in every part of the production,” Soldatos says. “The Swedish industry is generally very environmentally ethical, which we think is highly important. By moving everything here we have been able to reduce our transportation remarkably, in addition to gaining a great overview of the entire production, from grape to perfected wine.” Last summer Nordic Sea Winery in Simrishamn opened their doors to eager visitors and the success was immediate. “We are packed with people taking tours around the facility, watching the production and tasting

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