Summer in Gothenburg – 5 favourites for wine thirsty visitors
Gothenburg is, weather permitting, arguably the best summer destination in Sweden. Besides the amusement parks and the archipelago, you have the casual good mood of the residents and top-notch dining. Here are five wine places that will make you happy.
Phone: +46 31 775 59 20
Address: Adolf Edelsvärds gata 5, 414 51 Göteborg
The red guide may have nicked its star, but the beautiful seafood restaurant in the harbour is still one of the most majestic venues you can think of. And we have had the best cod in recent memory here, cooked by the master Gustav Trägårdh. The wine list is packed with classics to go with the food. Sommelier Ben Hill, backed up by restaurateur and veteran sommelier Ulf Wagner, will lead you to something tasty. During summer there is a buffet on the jetty.
Phone: +46 76 787 26 26
Address: Vasa kyrkogata 1, Göteborg
Barely more than a hole in the wall off Aschebergsgatan, Oskar Ahlvin has created a tiny wine bar/living room to suit his taste. And it is eclectic. You will find wine people coming off their shifts, and there will be wine and banter and more wine.
Address: Lilla Waterloogatan 15, 415 02 Göteborg
Original Wine List of the Year Sweden 2019
The mechanics at the urban winery are closed for lunch for a few weeks over summer but keeping open for dinner. Besides the winery's own tasty wines, the wine list offers other urban wineries and the crew's favourite wines from European vineyards. The original list is actually the most original in Sweden - as it won its category in Star Wine List of the Year earlier this year.
Phone: +46 31 750 88 05
Address: Mässans gata 24, 412 51 Göteborg
Austrian Wine List of the Year Sweden, presented by Austrian Wine 2020
You are a parent, and you're staying at the massive Gothia hotel because it's close to the Liseberg amusement park and it is big and convenient and actually nice for its size. Your reward when the kids are out is to sneak up to Heaven 23, enjoy the views, a gigantic shrimp sandwich and browse the list which has one of the best Austrian selections in the nation.
Phone: +46 31 18 18 58
Address: Södra Vägen 45, 412 54 Göteborg
Project at Södra vägen has amassed top restaurant reviews in recent years for its food and been called a relaxing and welcoming neighbourhood bistro. We also salute the wine list, which is concise but gathers new and old classics from Burgundy, Germany and the new world. There is wine knowledge in the house, even before sommelier Fredrik Holm joined from Adler.