It started in 2018 with the idea of creating an elegant and delicious alcohol-free wine that would complement a wide range of foods – something that cousins David Sommestad and Adam Malmnäs felt there was a real need for. Both David and Adam had been to countless dinners and parties where the alcohol-free alternative tended to be limited – water, sodas and sometimes alcohol-free beer.
After a lot of research, we found the perfect production partners in South Africa and we set about creating the first vintage of Cognato in 2019.
Cognato is now sold through the state monopolies in Sweden and Finland (Systembolaget and Alko), as well as in the UK and in the Netherlands. Cognato is ready for the rest of the world, and we are excited to be part of Try Swedish.