The Swedish scientist Carl von Linné (1707-1778), who with the binominal nomenclature the foundations of modern botanical and zoological taxonomy created, reported on frozen vines in the southern Swedish province of Schonen. It must have been here in the eighteenth century viticulture or at least the cultivation of vines. These vineyards were in any case among the northernmost vineyards, The former poultry farmer Percy Månsson was busy with viticulture from the early 1960s until he then grew in 1998 at the community Skillinge near the Baltic Sea coast, the first Swedish commercial winery founded and it for a local term for sandy soil than Named "Domain Sånana". He experimented with different varieties such as Riesling. Pinot Noir. Chardonnay. Kerner and rondo, The first wine was made from Rondo.
Sweden is special from climate Change affected, but this has a positive effect on viticulture. Since the end of the 19th century, the temperature increase has been about twice as high as the global average. This resulted in significantly warmer and longer summers and almost two degrees higher winter temperatures. In the meantime, especially in Schonen new vineyards have emerged. The number of companies has increased from four to 40 companies within just one decade. The most common varieties are PIWI varieties as Phoenix. regent. rondo and Solaris, Due to the still existing state alcohol monopoly (Systembolag) but the viticulture development is made more difficult. However, the monopoly is hotly disputed because, according to a judgment of the European Court of Justice, it is in part contrary to the principle of the free movement of goods. However, one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in Sweden is still next to the beer of the Glögg - on mulled wine,