PDO - Protected Designation of Origin
The European Union granted Denmark its very first official wine region in 2018. DONS is the northernmost wine region of the EU and Denmark's first appellation, on equal terms as more familiar regions such as Bordeaux, Champagne, La Rioja, and Piemonte. Skærsøgaard's sparkling wine "DONS" is the first Danish product to receive the status of PDO, which is equivalent to the French AOC or the Italian DOC.
The wine region DONS consists of 500 ha of the glacial valley in the innermost part of Kolding Fjord, near the hamlet of Dons. The estate winery of Skærsøgaard is centrally located in the wine region and produces acclaimed sparkling quality wines.
The designation DONS (PDO) ensures a certified standard of quality.