Danish wine has been growing in popularity since it became an official wine-growing country in the year 2000. Due to the overproduction of wine in Europe, the Danes were banned by the Brussels Commission from producing wine during the last 10 years of the 20th century. This restriction was lifted in 1992 , with a planting limit of 99 hectares, allowing the first bottles of the 2001 vintage to go on sale.
Officially Europe's northernmost grape-growing area, there are four key regions - Jutland, Funen, Zealand and Bornholm. The climatic conditions and the constitution of the soils have imposed the choice of grape varieties. Among the varieties that best adapt to all these constraints, soil, climate and diseases, there are Rondo, Merlot, Madeleine Angevine, Orion, Ortega and Regent.