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.
Winery Apostelhoeve, the oldest commercial vineyard in the Netherlands is located in the south, in the province of Limburg. Where once apple and pear trees grew, the first vines were planted in 1970.
Wijngaard Hof van Twente
Winery Hof van Twente is located on the outskirts of the small village of Bentelo. The first vines went into the ground in 2000, and some time later the wine cellar, winery and tasting room were built.
Wijngoed De Reestlandhoeve
Dutch winery De Reestlandhoeve, owned by John and Wilma Huisman, is located on the provincial border of Overijssel and Drenthe and is, despite its young age, known for its quality Dutch wine.
Château Bon Baron
Château Bon Baron is situated in the beautiful valley of the river Meuse, in the Walloon region in Belgium. Owner Jeanette van der Steen and her husband Piotr went in a very short timeframe from amateur winemakers to winning medals at international competitions.
Domein De Wijngaardsberg
Winemaking in The Netherlands, some new and foolish idea? Be surprised... the oldest evidence of winemaking in The Netherlands can be found in the southern province of Limburg. On the current location of Domain De Wijngaardberg vines were planted as early as in 968!
Wijnhoeve De Kleine Schorre
With its 10 hectares, Winery De Kleine Schorre is one of the largest vineyards in the Netherlands. In 2001 the construction of the vineyard began, and in collaboration with the Luxembourg wine company Cep d'Or, a choice was made for classic white grape varieties.
Winemaker Diederik Beker planted in 2004, together with his father, the first vines and now he runs a vineyard of almost 6 acres by himself. In the beautiful Betuwe region, among the many fruit orchards, he has 70% white grape varieties planted and 30% is used for rosé and red wines.
Wijnboerderij 't Heekenbroek
Originally from Groningen in the north of the Netherlands, Job and Neeltje Huisman, owners Winery 't Heekenbroek, wanted to return to what they consider the ideal way of life: working in and on their own farm. After years of being co-owner of an animalfood factory they changed course and started a vineyard in the Achterhoek, a region in the eastern part of the Netherlands.
Wijnhoeve De Colonjes
Wijnhoeve De Colonjes is one of the largest vineyards in the Netherlands and is located in Groesbeek, near Nijmegen. At three locations, several new grape varieties are planted and what started in 2001 as a hobby has become a 13 hectares farm in 2014.
In the close surroundings of Chaam you find the hamlet Dassemus where the eponymous vineyard of Ron Langeveld is located. Because he wants to approach his vineyard as ecological as possible, he chose to plant resistant grape varieties like Solaris, Rondo and Johanniter.
In the valley of the river Mark, on the border with Belgium, is where vineyard Domaine d’Heerstaayen is situated. As early as in 1979 the construction of a vineyard was started here. Much knowledge about viticulture was not available by then in the Netherlands.
Wijndomein Oude Waalstroom
In the village Hurwenen, located in the region Bommelerwaard, in between the rivers Maas and Waal, you find Wijndomein Oude Waalstroom. In this vineyard they produce quality wines in an organic, traditional and sustainable way.
Wijngaard (Vineyard) Saalhof is located in the northwestern part of the Netherlands, in the old village of Wognum that dates back to around 900. The history of the farm that was located here also goes back centuries. In 2006 the first vines were planted and today red, white and cremant wines are produced here.
Domein Hof te Dieren
Domain Hof te Dieren is located in the village of Dieren, in the province Gelderland, and is the largest walled vineyard in the Netherlands. In 2004 began the construction of the vineyard on this historic estate, which dates back to 1168.
Wijngaard Aan de Breede Beek
Wijngaard (Vineyard) Aan de Breede Beek is situated on Slichtenhorst estate in the middle of The Netherlands. Winemaker Henk Breugem planted in 2003 the first acres with hybrid type grape varieties, cultivated at Geisenheim Agricultural University in Germany.
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