South-Estonian route

Ulge farm, Hirveaia winery, Kanarbiku winery, Järiste winery, KODAS, RÜÜP wines, Murimäe wine cellar, Veinimäe, Pindi winery and Uue-Saaluse winery
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Visit seven wineries, learn about Estonian viticulture and try local fruit, berry and grape wines. Enjoy local food and spend the night in beautiful Tartu, Otepää or Võru.



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1. Ulge farm

The wine route starts with Ulge farm – on the edge of Vooremaa, close to lake Peipsi, where the members of the family have grown various types of berries already for decades. Here you may find answers to your questions like: how to successfully grow strawberries, what does pumpkin love, why to grow chokeberry or … why make wine out of local products?
Come and visit us – let’s take a stroll around the farm, let’s take a look, what is growing on the fields, what kind of gadgets belong to our machinery and we will definitely taste the divine local wine!


2. Hirveaia winery

Hirveaia winery is located 40 km from Tartu, half an hour’s drive away. In Alatskivi, behind the stone fence surrounding the castle, there is an ice cellar of the manor, which has been given a new lease of life. This historic building is where you can learn about the local culture and crafted fruit and berry wines.


3. Kanarbiku winery

 Kanarbiku winery is located close to lake Võrtsjärv in the municipality of Elva. Winemaker Meelis, who does not drink alcohol, has been making wine since 2009. Two years later, the 3rd place obtained in the Maalehe newspaper’s home wine competition, gave him more confidence and courage to continue in this affair. Winning of the same competition in 2012 confirmed this even more. You can taste craft wines and take a walk in the plantation.

More information: or +372 5345 416.


4. Järiste winery

In Järiste they produce wine from their own grapes and cherries from their orchard are in their fruit and berry wine. Their apple cider is made with apples from their garden. During the tour, you can walk around the plantations and look inside the wine kitchen. They are one of the few Estonian winemakers who make wine from grapes grown in their own vineyard. You are welcome to taste the award-winning Estonian wine and have a good time in the farm! This winery can offer you dinner from their own pizza oven. Enjoy good evening with tasty food and drinks. You can find more information about pizzas at Järiste Pitsa homepage.

More information: or +372 5373 0607.

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KODAS is a modern food and beverage producer, coworking space and visitor center with a restaurant in Kanepi parish, Põlvamaa, less than a 3 hour drive from Tallinn and Riga.
We produce world-class craft ciders, sparkling wines and spirits as well as non-alcoholic sparkling beverages and high fiber purees. There’s more to our ambition than just drinks and food, however – we strive to provide unforgettable experiences with everything we do. 
The warm and inspiring atmosphere of a modern cider industry awaits you. 
– Pamper your taste buds in the beloved Kodas restaurant.
– Take a factory tour which obviously includes tasting our ciders and other beverages.
– Extend your stay and rest in a modern yet cozy igloo house next to a beautiful lake and apple orchards. 
– Seminar room available for up to 60 people for team events. 
We want you to leave KODAS with a heart full of warmth and an unforgettable experience in your soul!
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You can also find suitable accommodation for the night in beautiful Elva or Tartu.

6. RÜÜP wines

The production of Rüüp wines is located in the village of Ihamaru, Põlva County, at Ala Juusa farmstead, next to the beautiful Postroad. We make handmade wines mainly from our self-grown berries and apples. In 2022, a vineyard was established, where vines are grown both in the open field and in a 400 m2 tunnel greenhouse. We kindly show our activities to visitors: we explain how vines are grown in Estonia and how grapes become wine, taste different drinks, introduce the production space, which we affectionately call the Rüüp (Sip) kitchen. We also offer accommodation in a holiday home with a sauna and a hot tub.
+372 503661


7. Murimäe wine cellar

Murimäe Veinikelder – an enchanting vineyard located between the hills of Otepää.
You can visit the vineyard and the wine cellar, where we will give an overview of the activities of the Murimäe Wine Cellar and Nordic viticulture and winemaking. We offer catering and organize trainings and wine tastings, where artisanal wines made from Estonian grown grapes and other Estonian raw materials can be tasted.
We offer our guests cozy and exclusive accommodation in a guest apartment with all amenities and a sauna, where you can wake up and enjoy a beautiful view of the domed landscape of Southern Estonia!

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8. Veinimäe

17 min drive from Murimäe you can find Veinimäe.

Veinimäe talu is a vineyard in the village of Kärgula in Võrumaa. Most of their plants grow in long plastic tunnels. The total area is 2500 m2 and it can accommodate about 1200 2-5-year-old plants. Enjoy a crisp Nordic taste experience and an interesting tour conducted by an agronomist with a higher education from the Estonian University of Life Sciences!


Make a stop and visit the central square of Võru. The square is special for its movable furniture and is constantly changing. The square is used as a fairground, concert hall or a magical winter Christmas land. You can find good places for dinner and/or accommodation in the town.

9. Pindi winery

Visit to the Pindi Winery, where exciting fruit and berry wines are made from local ingredients. This winery is a small mother and daughter winery located near Lasva. Guests can learn about production and taste wines.


Here you can also visit Lasva water tower and gallery. The old Lasva Water Tower is home to a gallery where you can get to know the history of the Lasva area and enjoy photo and art exhibitions. A unique attraction in the water tower is its musical piano staircase, which plays different sounds as you step on the stairs going up or down in the tower.

10. Uue-Saaluse winery

Visit to Uue-Saaluse winery and dine at Ulgumaa Buffet. Uue-Saaluse winery is a small family business in Võru County, between the hills of Haanja and near the beautiful Lake Alajärv. Guests are offered a visit to the wine cellar, see the buckthorn plantation and vineyard and take part in wine tasting. There is also an opportunity to take a 5,5 km guided hike around Lake Kavadi. This, of course, by prior agreement.


To arrange a tour, contact the wineries and choose a suitable time. The families of the Estonian wine houses are waiting and happy to give you good advice about the tour.

Welcome to the Nordic taste journey!