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.
‘Quality and experimentation’ are two foundational buzz words at brewpub and brewery De Kromme Haring in Utrecht. With a background in the biology field, Stephen Grigg and pub manager Gijs van Wiechen, started out as contractbrewers but quickly decided they needed their own place to realize their dream.
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.