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The Swedish natural scientist Carl von Linné (1707-1778), who laid the foundations of modern botanical and zoological taxonomy with his binominal nomenclature, reported frostbitten vines in the southern Swedish province of Skåne. So there must have been viticulture or at least the cultivation of vines here as early as the eighteenth century. In any case, these vineyards were among the northernmost vineyards. The former poultry farmer Percy Månsson was involved in viticulture from the early 1960s until 1998, when he planted vines near the municipality of Skillinge near the Baltic coast, founded the first Swedish commercial winery and named it "Domäne Sånana" after a local expression for sandy soil. He experimented with different varieties such as Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Kerner and Rondo. The first wine was made from Rondo.

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