The Kingdom of Denmark (Danish: Danmark) in Northern Europe with its capital Copenhagen consists of three parts. The heartland covers 43,094 km², of which 23,872 km² are accounted for by the Jutland peninsula and the rest by islands. The Faroe Islands (1,395.74 km²) are an autonomous part of the Kingdom of Denmark and consist of a group of 18 islands in the North Atlantic. Greenland is a politically self-governing component of the Kingdom and, at 2,166,086 km², is the largest island in the world. Most of the country's territory lies in the North Atlantic or Arctic Ocean. Denmark's only land border is with Germany. The 7,845-metre-long Öresund Bridge has formed a fixed traffic route to Sweden since July 2000 (see map). Since 2022, the Hans Island has also had a border with Canada.
The first wine producer was Skærsøgaard Vin (winemaker Sven Moesgaard) near Kolding in south-east Jutland close to the coast (Little Belt). Red wine, white wine and sparkling wine are produced here. Other producers are Dansk Vincenter, Frederiksborg Vin, Vinperlen, Domain Aalsgaard (all on the island of Zealand) and Lille Gadegaard (island of Bornholm). There are over 20 winegrowers. The products were initially only allowed to be marketed as "table wine". In 2007, the EU allowed the region, vintage and grape variety to be indicated on the label for the first time. However, Denmark's most important alcoholic contribution is the aquavit distilled from potatoes or grain with the protected designation of origin "Danske". It is possible that in the future Danish viticulture will gain more importance due to climate change.