Nordic Food Producer

Goes to the farmer, the fisherman, the hunter or the collector, who represent raw ingredients of high gastronomic quality, who make use of the Nordic natural and cultural terroir and who himself is producing, catching or collecting the raw materials.

Denmark – Frederiksdal Kirsebærvin

Frederiksdal Kirsebærvin is nominated for EMBLA 2021 for the production of incredibly unique and high-quality wine based on locally grown cherries and fermented using old techniques indigenous to this specific region of Denmark. The cherry wine is produced at Frederiksdal Estate, located in the Southern part of Denmark. The master winemaker employs a technique of wild fermentation before externally storing the wine outside in glass large balloons, allowing local weather to play a part in creating a unique taste. The production of cherry wine is based on Stevnskirsebærret – a locally found berry that historically created the basis for island of Lolland’s wine revolution. Frederiksdal Kirsebærvin is the only producer in the world that produces cherry wine according to these centuries-old principles. The highest quality, locally founded traditions and fantastic taste are at the centre of the production, and the ambition is to produce the world’s best cherry wine – many thinks that the goal has already been achieved.