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Sip natural: Copenhagen’s 10 best natural wine bars

A tour of Copenhagen’s premier natural wine bars

Copenhagen has firmly cemented its position as a leading figure in the natural wine movement, fostering a dynamic and ever-evolving scene that stands out on the global stage. Passionate sommeliers, innovative importers and a receptive public fuel this vibrant ecosystem, resulting in wine bars that are committed to featuring environmentally conscious wines reflecting their unique terroirs. Rather than traditional formal wine lists, these establishments encourage personalized interactions and discussions to guide patrons in their wine selection. All of this reflects the city’s democratic approach to wine enjoyment, where accessibility and shared experience take precedence over exclusivity and elitism. Skål!
Ancestrale Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar
Ancestrale Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar

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Ancestrale

Situated in the Vesterbro district of Copenhagen, Ancestrale is a natural wine bar and neighbourhood restaurant. Drawing its name from the méthode ancestrale of producing naturally sparkling wine, Ancestrale offers a dynamic range of wines that complements its straightforward menu and cooking style. Ancestrale’s wine list is as fluid as the wines it offers, creating a fresh experience with each visit. Everyday wine-tasting opportunities at reasonable prices make it an inviting destination for both the seasoned wine connoisseur and the natural wine newcomer. To elevate your wine experience, take a tip from those in the know – pair your chosen wine with the Comté cheese served with brown butter.

Ancestrale
Oehlenschlægersgade 12
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Ancestrale
Lille Blå Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar
Lille Blå Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar

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Lille Blå

This vibrant newcomer to Copenhagen’s food scene, Lille Blå, is the brainchild of Sebastian Rind Nellemann and Christian Nedergaard, the creative duo behind wine bar Ved Stranden 10 and restaurant Admiralgade 26. Honouring its predecessor, a paint shop, Lille Blå sports a striking blue interior. The venue not only enriches the city’s dining landscape but also supplements the offerings of Österreich Vin, their wine import company and bottle shop. Venture into this colourful natural wine bar for an experience that defies the ordinary.

Lille Blå
Esplanaden 3
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Enok Holsegård and Lille Blå

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Pompette Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar
Pompette Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar

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Pompette

Revel in the Parisian charm of Pompette, a wine bar and bottle shop nestled in Nørrebro, curated by Martin Ho, a wine aficionado. Its name, meaning “tipsy” in French, matches its spirited aura. Boasting possibly the most extensive natural wine selection in Copenhagen, only a fraction of its collection is on display. The cellar, a treasure trove of rare bottles, is home to an impressive array of Tschida, Bini and the Gut Oggau family. With bistro-style seating spilling onto the street, Pompette completes its chic city vibe with cheese, charcuterie and other delectable nibbles. The engaging staff will guide you in choosing from their expansive wine selection, aimed at all price points.

Pompette
Møllegade 3
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Pompette

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Ved Stranden 10

Resplendent in white-painted woodwork and vintage Scandinavian furniture, Ved Stranden 10 beckons wine enthusiasts for an intimate rendezvous by the harbour. A favourite haunt in Copenhagen, its natural and biodynamic wines, with stalwarts like Gut Oggau, Christian Tschida and Matassa, meet varied palates. Summertime unveils a beautiful scene: patrons savouring wines by the canal. Sommeliers guide patrons through a changing selection of ten to fifteen wines by the glass, their expert recommendations ensuring a match for every taste. Adding to the allure, the wine bar hosts informal Wednesday tastings and a “Monday food” event featuring guest chefs.

Ved Stranden 10
Ved Stranden 10
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Ved Stranden 10
Den Vendrette Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar
Den Vendrette Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar

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Den Vendrette

A favourite industry hub, Den Vandrette couples natural wines and innovative cuisine. Inspired by his visit to Georgia, Chef Dave Harrison weaves Georgian flavours into his offerings, such as the standout summer khachapuri, a tantalising Georgian cheese bread. Keep an eye out for the delectable lobster arancini and scallops adorned with sea buckthorn and fig leaf oil. The wine offering leans heavily on natural wines, imported by renowned firm Rosforth & Rosforth, helmed by ex-Noma sommelier Pontus Elofsson, a natural wine authority. As a unique touch, patrons are invited to handpick their wines from the cellar, and when the sun graces Copenhagen, the waterfront transforms into a picturesque alfresco setting.

Den Vendrette
Havnegade 53A
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Den Vendrette
La Banchina Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar
La Banchina Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar

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La Bachina

Embraced by Refshaleøen’s harbour, La Banchina, a petite bar and restaurant tucked into an old boathouse, becomes a mini-paradise during the balmy summer months. The wooden pier is the stage for sun-soaked patrons savouring “clean” wines, punctuated by refreshing dips in the harbour. The culinary heart beats with simple Italian cooking, celebrating organic ingredients paired harmoniously with natural wines. Yet, La Banchina isn’t merely a summer flirtation. Even in winter, it draws a loyal crowd, the cosy restaurant and onsite sauna creating a warm refuge against the colder season.

La Banchina
Refshalevej 141
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of La Bachina
Sabotøren Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar

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Sabotøren

Situated in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Sabotøren doubles as a quaint wine bar and shop with a focus on organic wines, primarily sourced from the southern regions of France. With a menu encompassing a platter of cheese or charcuterie, and homemade bread with vegan dip, olives and tomatoes, it’s the perfect spot for those who appreciate good food and wine in equal measure. Sabotøren sets itself apart by importing its own wines, creating a direct line from winemaker to customer. Instead of the usual wine list, you’ll find a list of trusted winemakers, ensuring a changing selection of between 40 and 50 different wines by the glass. Sommelier Ditte Clausen leads the way at this establishment, offering expert advice to navigate their extensive offerings.

Sabotøren
Fensmarkgade 27
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Sabotøren
Terroiristen Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar
Terroiristen Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar

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Terroiristen

Terroiristen, located on Jægersborggade in Copenhagen, is a unique small wine bar that imports its own wine. What sets Terroiristen apart is its focus on wines from lesser-known wine regions such as Serbia, Slovenia and Hungary, complemented by a significant selection from Italy. All wines aim to be terroir-driven, reflecting the unique qualities of their geographical origins. The wine bar doesn’t operate with a traditional wines-by-the-glass list; instead, they offer customers the opportunity to order glasses from the bottle list, with some bottles requiring a minimum order of two glasses.

Terroiristen
Jægersborggade 52
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Terroiristen
Josephine Copenhagen Denmark wine bar
Josephine Copenhagen Denmark wine bar

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Josephine

A treasure trove of the grape’s craft, Josephine shines on Frankrigsgade in Copenhagen’s Amager. With an enchanting light pink interior, this wine shop and bar is a creation of Léa Caluori, Pablo Saccomano, and Alex Giannakis, formerly of Pompette. Here, a wine lover’s fantasy is satiated with an extensive range of organic, biodynamic, and natural wines, each carefully selected from small, heart-driven European producers. From the quintessentially classic to the daringly wild, Josephine uncorks a journey through Europe’s vineyards, all conveniently accessible at shelf price plus a modest surcharge.

Josephine
Frankrigsgade 15
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Josephine

Rascal Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar
Rascal Copenhagen Denmark wine bar

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Rascal

Drenched in local charm, Rascal sits pretty on HC Ørsteds Vej in Frederiksberg, a brainchild of Adam Sveggaard and Alexandra Thempler. More than just a neighbourhood bar, Rascal is a natural wine aficionado’s paradise, stocking a plethora of wines, including those intriguingly on tap. Driven by a passion for natural and local, they champion Copenhagen’s brews alongside their extensive vino selection. But it isn’t all about the drink; the snacks are worth a mention too. Savour olives, charcuterie, cheese, and toast that perfectly complement the sips.

Rascal
HC Ørsteds Vej 38
Frederiksberg
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Rascal

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