The world’s first hotel with an urban winery in the same building
The hotel came into being when a shared passion for wine brought the Söder family of hoteliers and the Ruhne family of winemakers together.
“I’ve had a dream for a long time of creating a natural forum for Sweden’s wine lovers. I myself have a strong interest in wine, but there has been nowhere that brings together knowledge, craftsmanship and passion under one roof.”
- Ejnar Söder, one of the hotel’s founders.
For us it was more about the passion to create something unique and different. We worked on the project together with experienced companies, including construction partners Veidekke and Arcona and architects Archus Arosia.
The hotel is attracting visitors from all over Sweden with its 184 rooms, own winemaking, wine bar, delicatessen, restaurant and Sweden’s largest winery offering tastings of wines from all over the world.
Even the hotel’s design is inspired by winemaking. The first thing hotel guests see is the wine store in oak casks behind a glass wall in reception. The exterior’s industrial feel contrasts with an interior that reflects influences from the rural charm of Tuscany and urban Brooklyn.
Own winemaking rooted in Tuscany
The wine production is overlooked by the Ruhne family from the Terreno vineyard in Tuscany, the family is also a partner in the hotel. For quality assurance, The Winery Hotel has hired as a consultant, one of Italy’s leading oenologists, Luca Rettondini.
The hotel itself produces about 10,000 bottles a year.