5000 bottles from all over the world

The wine cellar can be rented for dining for up to 20 people. A gourmet meal in these surroundings is an unforgettable experience – see our party menus. When the Meyer family moved in in the 1850s, towers were built on each side of the main house, as well as a kitchen in the side building where the kitchen is located today. The basement then became a storage room and potato cellar. Olav and Ragna Fjeld opened Slotts Restauranten in 1936. Then the cellar was used to store beer brewed by the Moss brewery.

On the menu from 1938 it says: “What should you have with your meal? A cellar-tempered beer from Moss Bryggeri!” In the 1950s, it was Armand and his son Bjørn Christiansen who opened the restaurant again under the name “ABC Refsnes Gods” (Armand and Bjørn Christiansen). The wine cellar was not put into use for guests until approx. 1990. Wine was imported, mainly from France, and thus the development of the wine cellar was underway.

Today we find approx. 5,000 bottles of wine from almost all over the world in the cellar. The main emphasis has long been on France, Italy and Spain, but in recent years there has also been some from the “new world” in the wine cellar (USA, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand).

The wine cellar is particularly well-stocked with wines from Bordeaux, including a collection of Chateau Mouton Rothschild with bottles from every year from 1945 to 2000. The labels on the bottles are designed by world-renowned artists. Some of the vintages we have several bottles of for sale. The oldest red wine we have on the wine list is Chateau Haut-Brion from 1916. This winery still makes the same type of wine, but now the labels are not glued on by hand as in 1916. There are also some bottles of really old Madeira, the oldest from 1822. With with such a wide range in the wine cellar, we hope and believe that our guests will find good wine for every occasion with us at Refsnes Gods. We must make a reservation that vintages or prices may have been changed, or that something is sold out.

The wine cellar is also often used for wine tasting. We are happy to arrange wine tastings for groups where one of our wine experts guides the group through theory and tasting of selected wines. This can certainly be recommended as an activity, e.g. before dinner!

Please contact us if you would like to rent the wine cellar. Here you can see our comprehensive wine list.


The wine cellar:

– Was used for guests in the 90s.
– Contains about 5,000 bottles of wine from all over the world, but the main emphasis is from France, Italy and Spain,
– The cellar can be rented for dining and or wine tasting for up to 20 people.
– The oldest red wine we have is Chateau Haut-Brion from 1916.