Wanås Estate

Nordic design, history and sustainability

Wanås Estate, pronounced "Vannoos", is a 15th century castle and a modern organic farm producing dairy, dry-aged beef, grain and vegetables. Wanås Castle is situated on what was once the border between Sweden and Denmark and was a site for battles during the Danish-Swedish Wars in the 16th and 17th centuries. The food produced at Wanås is certified organic and the forestry is certified sustainable. The forest is teeming with game and hunts are part of life at Wanås. The estate is situated in the south of Sweden 1,5 hours from Malmö/Copenhagen. 

 

On the estate you will find the sculpture park Wanås Konst that attracts art lovers from all over the world and is well-known for its 70+ collections of contemporary art installations in the landscape and old farm buildings surrounding Wanås. Situated in the beech forest, it is explored on foot along winding paths and is equally enchanting for art professionals, families and nature lovers.

 

Look for works by artists such as Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono, and Robert Wilson among others. The sculpture park was initiated in 1987 by Marika Wachtmeister who turned it into the non-profit The Wanås Foundation. Since 2011, The Wanås Foundation has been operated under the joint direction of Elisabeth Millqvist and Mattias Givell. 

 

The Wanås Restaurant Hotel opened in 2017 and is a further step in developing the estate as a place to visit. It is a cultural and culinary destination but also a place for the soul. Honesty, to ourselves, to our guests and to nature, is central to every meal and every stay at Wanås.

Managing Director: Kristina Wachtmeister

 

Kristina has lived at Wanås for four years with her young family. Her husband Baltzar is in charge of running the estate. Kristina, an architect, is behind the conversion of the listed 18th century buildings into a modern hotel and restaurant, as well as the interiors, consulting with friends and colleagues. Working with local producers and sourcing materials from the estate, she has decorated the hotel and the restaurant mixing Nordic design and classics with vintage and contemporary art.