By Stokkebye – Visit an award-winning vineyard near Nyborg

It was a huge aha moment for Christopher when I first tried a Pinot Noir red wine by By Stokkebye back at Vanløse Kulturhus in 2022. You can really make world-class wine in Denmark with a relatively fragile grape – by Danish standards – such as Pinot Noir.

When you visit By Stokkebye, you get the feeling of an uncompromising approach. to deliver the ultimate product. You can feel the passion and the dedication. As a result, By Stokkebye can be found on the wine lists of Michelin-starred restaurants such as Geranium in Copenhagen.

The story of By Stokkebye

By Stokkebye vineyard is located in Bovense near Nyborg. It’s a family-run project that began as the realization of a lifelong dream by Jacob Stokkebye. As his wife Helle says:

Honestly… In the beginning, it was Jacob’s boyhood dream, and then gradually I could see that this wine adventure was exciting… so now it’s become a family project.

Inspired by mornings in the vineyards and a passion for the art of wine, the family took the plunge and started planting their first vines. With a focus on Pinot Noir, a grape known for its finesse and complexity, they decided to follow traditional methods reminiscent of wine production decades ago. Their philosophy is deeply rooted in respect for nature and the desire to create Danish winesthat reflect the unique character of the terroir. The vision is to produce authentic, quality wines.

Which wines does By Stokkebye produce?

By Stokkebye focuses primarily on the production of sparkling wines made from the Pinot Noir grape and white wines made from the Solaris grape. This amounts to 25,000 bottles of wine annually, divided between the aforementioned sparkling wines and white and fortified wines. The wines are named after their children and their Labrador Frank. As dog lovers, we at agree with that choice.

By Stokkebye white wines (Photo:
Frank and Liva white wines – made from the Solaris grape

Their approach to winemaking is artisanal, with a strong emphasis on hand-picking grapes and the use of French oak barrels, giving their wines a distinct profile. As Jacob says:

We make wine the way they did 60-70 years ago, in French wooden barrels. We do things the way they were done back then.

The newest initiative from 2024 is a collaboration with a Champagne house to push them even further into sparkling wines.

Wine tasting in Nyborg at By Stokkebye

Helle from By Stokkebye serves Danish wine (Photo:
A Saturday in the wine shop at By Stokkebye

The winery offers a unique experience where guests can not only dive into the world of organically produced white wines, sparkling wines and fortified wines, but also explore delicacies such as caviar and trout roe.

At special events, announced on the website, guests can enjoy carefully selected wines accompanied by exclusive caviar from sturgeon farmed in the idyllic natural lakes of Schleswig-Holstein, processed by the world-famous Hamburg Caviar House and Prunier. The trout roe offered next door is sourced from Danish trout and adds an extra dimension of local flavors to the experience.

Interested parties can participate in a wine tasting with a guided tour, where they get an insight into the subtleties of both wine and roe production. For larger groups of at least 10 people, private visits are available and can be tailored to your needs with a tour of the winery and vineyards, as well as tastings of the winery’s wines and delicacies such as caviar or tapas. To book these unique experiences, you can contact the winery directly by email or phone.

Here you can read about the other exciting Funen wineries.