We’ve just wrapped up a small-group food and wine tour in Szczecin and West Pomerania region of Poland on the Baltic Sea coast. All guests on this tour were very excited that touring and wine tasting at Winnica Turnau – Turnau Vineyard was included on the itinerary. Many had no idea, that in the region of Poland so far north-west, there would be any wine produced! But it so happens, that Turnau Vineyard not only produces top Polish wines but is also the largest vineyard in Poland with 34 hectares – 84 acres total land area.
Currently in Poland, in just about every region, there are vineyards growing many different varieties of grapes, making award-winning wines and welcoming enotourists! At present we offer five distinct wine tours into four regions of Poland: Lower Silesia, Subcarpathia, Lesser Poland and Lubuskie and now are also planning on including West Pomerania region!
West Pomeranian vineyards are famous for the cultivation of grapes known as hybrids, which were created as a result of conscious human intervention in order to make them resistant to low temperatures and various diseases. Such strains include Solaris, popular in Poland, as well as Hibernal, Johanniter, Regent, Rondo, Seyval Blanc and Cabernet Cortis. In addition to the aforementioned hybrids, vitis vinifera strains such as Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir also perform well.
Thanks to its unique microclimate, Western Pomerania is a place with great enotourism potential, the exploration of which can become an unforgettable adventure, combining visiting vineyards and meeting the winemakers while experiencing the beauty of their surroundings.
The following vineyards are members of The West Pomerania Vineyards Association and are worth visiting:
Acreage: 34 ha
This is the largest vineyard in Poland. It is located in the village of Baniewice, 50 km south of Szczecin.
Acreage: 8 ha
These vineyards are located in Babinek in the Bielice commune, not far from Szczecin.
Acreage: 2 ha
The vineyard is located on the border of the Szczecin Lowlands and the Pomeranian Lake District in the village of Trzebiatiow.
Acreage: 4.2 ha
This vineyard in the village of Smolecin is one of the closest vineyards to the city of Szczecin.
Acreage: 0.5 ha
Wine meets sport in the Wine & Tennis Vineyard in West Pomerania.
Acreage: 2 ha
This vineyard is located close to the Baltic Sea. It is located in Darlowo, surrounded by forests and fields.
Acreage: 0.5 ha
This vineyard is located in Malechowo near Koszalin, near the Natura 2000 area and the Grabowa River valley.
We’re very excited about offering custom, week-long exclusive wine vacation in West Pomerania region for any private small-group or party. Another option is to join us on a culinary vacation in Szczecin and West Pomerania we’ve just completed which includes a visit to Turnau Vineyard, two cooking workshops with a local Szczecin chef and cultural exploration.
See you in beautiful Poland 🙂
Cheers! – Na zdrowie!
| Malgorzata (Sarna) Rose, is a native of Poland. Poland Culinary Vacations grew out of her love and passion for travel and everything Polish, including fine Polish cuisine, eventually blossoming into a first-class culinary travel company. While growing up in Poland, she experienced the great joy of cooking with family and friends. Using her grandmothers' recipes and fresh ingredients from their gardens, they prepared food for weddings, parties, and traditional holidays. Now, through Poland Culinary Vacations, she wants to share that experience with you, and show you the best of everyday Polish living: the special people and their hospitality, and the heritage and traditions unique to each region. Only a native can help you discover and fully experience the authentic Poland!|
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