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 dining area, that lives and breathes the environment around it, offering a completely new encounter each time. Here the tastes and smells 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. Welcome!
Finnish nature enthusiast and expert, founder of the popular Retkipaikka (Destinations Outdoors) -website and co-creator of Back to Nature TV-series
Wine in the Woods -tasting
- Duration 2hrs Tasting- serving of wine (60-80ml) included in the price, available to buy by the glass
- 5 high quality red wines Dress appropriately for the weather, we will advise if necessary
- Number of participants for one tasting session 5-10
- Quoted price is per person
- Other group sizes possible by special request
- Option for private tasting Minimum age to participate is 18 years old Additional service of transportation from Helsinki centre or hotels in the downtown area to Wine in the Woods- wine bar and back (additional cost)
Remember to also inquire about a forest-themed meal after the tasting. Guarantee your place and book now. Welcome to a new experience!
We hold the right to make changes. Prices may fluctuate according to booking availability and season.