The foundations of the château of Genoels-Elderen, in the Belgium province of Limburg, date back to Roman times. The Romans knew already that the conditions for winemaking were really good in this area because the property used to have 25 hectares of vineyards back then. In 1990 it was this winery that started the renaissance of winemaking in Belgium by planting the first vines again. What started merely as a hobby turned into an impressive winery.
The general thought was that no one would come to Katendrecht for good drinks and good food, as it is a part of Rotterdam with a rough past. Now craft brewery and brewpub Kaapse Brouwers and the Fenix Food Factory are a major tourist attraction that draws quite a crowd, especially in the weekends.
Stokerij Sculte is a small craft distillery, located in a former monastry in Ootmarsum in the region Twente, close to the German border. Founder Gerard Velthuis started distilling fruit in 2004 and won several awards at prestigious competitions like the Destillata in Austria.