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Tasting times for summer 2020 May - September on Fridays at 18.00 - 20.00
Wine in the Woods -experience tasting
- Duration 2 h
- Guided short walking tour on a nature trail for tuning senses
- Wine tasting with a wilderness sommelier in the middle of the woods
- Sustainably produced European quality wines
- Transportation from Helsinki to the wine tasting location and back by additional charge
- Please wear clothing according to the weather
- Maximum number of participants: 12
- Age restriction 18+
- Stay over night in a Tentsile! READ MORE
- Free parking at site
Wine in the Woods is a two-hour exploration into a world, where wine and the forest meet. Our expert guides will take you on a new type of journey through flavours and aromas in our wine bar in the middle of the woods. After a short walk, our senses will become attuned to our surroundings. Then we set foot into the forest’s al fresco tasting area which lives and breathes by the seasons, creating a completely new experience each time. Here the tastes and scents of the wine and the forest will come alive through the stories that bind them together, as revealed by our guides.
The connection between food and wine is already well known to life’s connoisseurs. I wanted to investigate the theme more deeply and bring together two things that are important to me, wine and nature. Could something bigger be born from this? Nature is in the flavour of every wine: the soil and its minerals, within which the roots of the grapevine grow, are present in the flavour. The nuances in the wine are characterised by local climate, the weather during the year of the crop, sunshine, heat, rain and the wood used for the barrel. Maybe that’s why wine has always filled my imagination with such powerful images.
The taste and smell can take me into the middle of the forest, to particular spots: under the shade of spruce branches, onto the warmth of the rocks, or amongst the lush foliage of the birch. I find this fascinating and want to give others the chance to experience the same - and a little more. For the Wine in the Woods tasting experience we have chosen five wines connected with nature in different ways, and for each wine a special place in the woods. The wines have a chance to return to nature, from where they have come, where everything is equal and where instead of strict restraint and control, constant change is present and embraced. Nature goes where it wants, just like the wines produced using original methods. I can’t wait to see what kind of experience we can offer you.
Finnish nature enthusiast and expert,
Founder of the popular Retkipaikka (Destinations Outdoors) -website and co-creator of Back to Nature TV-series
Subject to change. Prices may fluctuate according to booking availability and season.