The city’s finest pizza restaurant is part of the Puglisi family, which means its wine selection is imported by Vinikultur, which means it offers some of the best natural wines around to pair with your pizza.
A pick-and-choose menu with little Italian-style plates, Cicchetti is a place you can snack away the evening. Accompanied, of course, by a glass of natural wine, a bottle, or one of their delicious spritzers!
Down-to-earth café-cum-bar in a skatepark serves hearty, healthy breakfasts and coffee in the morning and then switches to wine at around lunchtime. Here you’ll find a wine fridge stocked full of goodies.
Ved Nørrebro Skatepark
Gaarden & Gaden
When you’re cycling along Nørrebrogade at night and you spot that glowing red droplet, it’s calling you! Gaarden & Gaden is a bistro, café, bar, sometimes party location, with an excellent selection of natural wines selected by the owner, Thomas.
Named after a sound of the natural wine movement, “glou glou” is supposedly the sound you make when you chug straight from the bottle (because when the wine is so good, why bother with a glass?). Chugging from the bottle is another act associated with the contemporary natural wine movement, defying all the wine etiquette of old.
Italian-inspired little dishes, excellent homemade pasta, seafood and a just-as-excellent wine menu, Ham’der is one of the newest natural wine bars on the block, and it’s all about wine to the people, a.k.a. accessible prices!
Also part of the Puglisi family, Manfreds is the original wine bar that opened across the road from restaurant Relæ, so that they could import double the quantity wine and save on delivery costs. It’s still a winebar today, but also an incredible eatery in its own right, serving simple veggie dishes and the city’s best raw meat tartare.
Opened by Martin and Jesper, Pompette is another trailblazer in bringing natural wine to the people, by lowering the price. A glass costs only 50 kr., and your choices are red, white, orange, rosé or bubbles. Bottles are available to go or to drink in with a 100 kr. corkage charge. Bar snacks are also decently priced, and excellent.
Relæ is the first restaurant in the Puglisi family and one of the pioneers of excellent natural wines in Copenhagen. They don’t only pair wine with your food, they pair it with your mood.
Rødder & Vin
Solfinn has taken Nørrebro by storm with his natural wine antics. His shop is legendary for its pop-ups and he’s always finding new and exciting bottles to smash open (not literally, don’t worry) on the tasting table. It’s a bit like entering into the living room of a friend who’s really into natural wine, and generous with it! He’s also opened a sister “hole-in-the-wall” bar next door.
Tucked into residential Nørrebro, Sabotøren feels like a hidden gem, but it has established itself pretty firmly in Copenhagen by now. Their by-glass menu is small and you’ll find it scribbled onto ceramic tiles on the wall. Bottles are also available “to go” at takeout prices.
Jægersborggade’s wine shop and bar is full to the brim with excellent bottles, and knowledge, to quench all your natural wine thirsts. The focus, as the name suggests, is on terroir, and the selection includes everything from Serbian to Chilean wines.
They don’t like to brag about it, but a lot of the wine flowing from Vinhanen’s taps is natural. Vinhanen’s wine is served straight from the tank, into the glass. Removing the bottling part of the process keeps the wine nice and affordable. Bottles can also be filled up, taken home, drunk, and returned, in keeping with Denmark’s Pant system for bottle recycling.
Thanks to mass wine production, eight grape types have come to dominate the wine industry. Vintro’s mission is to explore the diversity in the hundreds of different grape types that exist. They do plenty of tastings and there is always a “grape of the week”.