IDUNN WINERY – SWEDISH WINE MYSTIQUE

Premium Swedish wine? We have recently had the chance to make wild berry wines in this northern paradise at Idunn Winery. What a wonderful experience this has been and it’s worth sharing! Swedish wine has a mystique that is about to become known by all discerning wine lover.

Amongst other nature delicacies, wild berries have always been an important part of the Swedish diet. Innumerable health benefits associated with daily consumption of berries do not require further proof. It is the fusion of those realities, combined with an infinite passion for Swedish bilberries that brought Li Holmberg and Lars Normark to embark on the wonderful adventure of IDUNN; a Nordic wild bilberry winery.

IDUNN winery is creating premium bilberry wine to bring awareness to the berries’ tradition, sustainability and health benefits. Their quest to create a perfect bilberry (similar fruit to blueberry) wine began in 2012, when, after harvesting bilberries with friends and family, they crafted their first batch of wine at home. The result was so delightful that they continued elaborating and exposing their creation to more and more people, with tremendous positive feedback and increasing interest.

The natural progress of the project and the desire to scale up production happily brought me to Norsjö! Li and Lars were both fantastic hosts. The scenic beauty of the region viewed through the midwinter, Nordic light was stunning. The local cuisine of mostly locally sourced ingredients was delicious and bilberry wine is surely a complimentary addition to Swedish gastronomy and lifestyle.

Bilberry, Different than Blueberry

Compared to the Canadian wild blueberry, bilberries are smaller and darker with an almost black flesh and slightly more intense flavour. It should also be noted that the entire production is wild foraged as the bilberry is not easily cultivated in the same way, for example, high bush blueberries are, therefore reinforcing the unique terroir and sustainability of the project. Once fermented, the result is highly reminiscent of an Italian Sangiovese; from its herbal aromas expressing dried flowers, smoke, coffee, and black cherries, to its moderate body and high tannic structure that can be enjoyed now or aged.

With bottling scheduled for May, it won’t be too long before IDUNN fine wines reach the local and European market.
It’s a very exciting time for Li and Lars and we look forward to our next visit to IDUNN!

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  1. Dear sir right now i am running around for the I n t I a l expenditure for the establishment of the SOWMABANAM which is involved in the production & marketing of the cashew apple based wine & brandy as a pilot marketing & production establishment to sell the products of the food processing establishment I have done agreement on sourcing of cashew apple in the ripe stage for project local implementation and subcontractors of development process of bottle , caps & labels confirm your details regarding the offer to make us as being local branches of multinational firms & factories I have assembled everything regarding the land building where the value added products will be attractively packed quality products in the retail format from the greater digitalization of business confirm your details regarding the investment opportunities available for the preparation of different varieties of cashew apples can be utilized for the preparation of different non fermented and fermented product via juice , syrup , jam , candy , chutney , pickle , wine , brandy & vinegar extraction of juice and filter where the fermented juice is filtered and bottled as cashew apple wine and wine is further concentrated to produce cashew apple brandy the residue after juice extraction can be used as animal feed ingredient confirm your details regarding the investment opportunities available for plants & machinery , miscellaneous items, appliance & equipment , lab equipment & accessories , electrification / water as well as salaries & wages , utilities & overheads among other nature delicacies the juice helps burn fat and is good for over all health as well as a good source of magnesium , which play a vital role in the development of bones , muscles , tissues & organs the juice contains high volume of vitamin C low amount of sugar and no cholesterol which make the product safe of diabetic patient more over I have had discussion with CFTRI for the food safety & standards and I am also working on as such as online advertising facilities for online sales of goods & services for the brand development & packaging for the production of wine and quality assurance please communicate regarding the tie ups available for the above with regards s o w m e a n

  2. Thanks for all the details! If you require winery set-up and wine production consulting to assist with your project, do contact me at dominic@wineplanet.ca I have done cashew apple wine R&D in the past and yes, it makes wonderful wine!

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