Wijndomein Aldeneyck

Wijndomein Aldeneyck

Belgium

"Perhaps life is more beautiful when we make wine."

Life can be beautiful

As owners of a fruit company in Aldeneik, Karel Henckens and his wife Tine had the idea that life could perhaps be more beautiful. Karel had developed a strong desire to actually create something with the fruit he produced after the harvest. Inspired by visits to vineyards in the south of France they decided to change course. Instead of just growing apples and pears, why not grow grapes and make wine? 

Maasvallei Limburg

The vineyards of Wijndomein Aldeneyck now stretch along the south-eastern banks of the river Maas. The pebble and rocky gravel soil, rich in minerals, is perfect for growing grapes. Although it can be considered a cool climate, this part of Belgium is reasonably dry. The climate change might be a curse to many wine regions but is actually a blessing for winemakers in this area. In 2017 local winemakers in the Maasvallei Limburg received a Protected Designation Origin (PDO) status. Even more special is that this will be a cross-border appellation. The left bank is Belgian with the right bank being Dutch.

Pinot varieties 

Wijndomein Aldeneyck is specialized in Pinot varieties like Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir that do well in this climate. Together with Chardonnay and Riesling this winery has created its own high-quality still and sparkling signature wines. The fine acids give a lot of structure to these wines, thanks to the soil and the river Maas. This winery proves that Belgium is not just a beer country but is becoming a small wine country too!

Aldeneik

The northern Belgium area around Aldeneik and Maaseik offers great possibilities for riding your bike or following walking routes along the river Maas. Boat trips or a cruise on the river are also being organized. The area has a rich cultural history and you might like to visit the historic centres of Aldeneik and Maaseik. While you’re there make sure you don’t forget to enjoy culinary local products like asparagus. And yes… asparagus happens to match really well with Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris from Wijndomein Aldeneyck! What a coincidence…

Hamontweg 81
3680 Aldeneik-Maaseik
Belgium

+32(0)89 56 41 02

Additional features

Tastings by appointment - call or email
Tours by appointment - call or email
Bottle shop
Free parking

Available at these fine stores and webshops:

Nearby wineries View all stories (17) >

Domein De Wijngaardsberg

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!

Wijngaard Apostelhoeve

Wijngaard Apostelhoeve

Winery Apostelhoeve, the oldest commercial vineyard in the Netherlands is located in the south, in the province of Limburg. The first vines were planted in 1970 where apple and pear trees once grew.

Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen

Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen

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. In 1990 this winery started the renaissance of winemaking in Belgium by planting the first vines again. What began merely as a hobby turned into an impressive winery.