Dutch Wine


The climate in the Netherlands, or Holland, is too cool and damp to produce quality wine. However the Dutch have been very active in the European wine market through the centuries, with their geographic location perfectly positioned as a prime merchant port for German and French wines. In addition, the Dutch have heavily influenced the production of South African wines. The Dutch settled there in the 17th century and established many wineries throughout the country, and also the Koöperatieve Wijnbouwers Vereniging van Zuid-Afrika Bpkt (KWV) in 1918. First developed as massive wine cooperative, this became the regulating force in the South African Wine industry. 
But while wine is not a big Dutch export, the Netherlands is known for gin. Jenever (Genever in Belgium), the name derived from juniper, which is the main botanical ingredient, was first produced in the 16th century. Chemist Sylvius de Bouve is attributed as the first to distill malt wine and add juniper to mask Read more »

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  • Regent

    This red wine is a recent cross of white (Mueller-Thurgau and Sylvaner) and red (Chambourcin) grapes. Regent is named...

  • Melon

    In the 1970s and 1980s, in a period when varietal accuracy on wine labels was often a secondary thought much of what ...

  • Rondo

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Subregions of Netherlands

Popular Wineries in Netherlands View all

  • WijnHuis

    In the heart of the vineyards AOC Saint Chinian is located on a hill, about 100 m altitude, the C...

  • Wijngaard Baan (H.E. Baan)

    We know that on the ground where we started, 10 meterswith the Dutch vineyard above sea level, fo...

  • PINT

    PINT The association was founded on October 14, 1980. The goal was and is the Dutch beer culture ...

  • Wijngaard De Linie

    In the small Dutch village of Made wine growing has taken place at vineyard "De Linie" since 1977...

  • Senior Curaçao Liqueur

    The different climate and soil conditions however changed this juicy fruit to a kind of bitter, ...

  • Apostelhoeve

    W have done our best all the useful and nice information on the Apostelhoeve on this site to gath...

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  • Chocovine Red Blend Chocolate Wine


    last year was the first time I have taste choco vine original it taste different from anything else ,it is smooth I love it I am trying to find some body that export to Puerto Rico it is great Read More

    Wine review by juan velez

  • Dear winefriends ,I look forward to share my passion for good wine & food ... ... am a winemerchant in The Netherlands, I import wine from all over the world,Good wines for a fair price , wine that people will enjoy, wine produced with respect for nature,made by passionate winemakers who are proud of their product.When my wines make people hap... Read More

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  • Chocovine


    Pretty tasty stuff Read More

    Wine review by Heromark

  • Hi All, I'm Niels from the Netherlands. I'm looking for someone who can help me. I'm searching for a very long time for a special bacardi. It's the Bacardi 1873 ron Solera. This kind of bacardi isn't available in Europe and online stores won't ship them to holland.  I'm looking for someone who can help me. If someone can help me to get this to h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hi All, looking for help!

  • Chocovin


    Tasted ok at first sip, but then had a horrible after taste. Never got better with continuous consumption. Gave away the rest of the bottle. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Chocovine Chocolate & Wine Product of Holland


    Smells like a wine, but tastes like a liquor instead. Deceives you into thinking it will be a very sweet wine because of the chocolate, but actually is very bitter. Decent, but can't drink more than 1 glass without feeling slightly nauseous. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Europa Chocovine NV


    Purchased two bottles, one as a gift. Tried this chilled and straight, then added it to my coffee. Really like it both ways. This is good to drink between meals for me. Have not tried it with desert. Read More

    Wine review by Marilyn Ann

  • Boomsma Jonge Genever Gin


    Boomsma is quite simply the best gin for a gin and tonic that I have ever had. Two of my G+T drinking friends agree. It is beautifully smooth and fragrant. I tried more than a dozen different gin brands, mostly London Dry styles. I always ended up with my previous go to, classic Tanqueray. Until now. I would never drink Tanqueray on the r... Read More

    Wine review by wadejg

  • Chocovine Chocolate Raspberry Wine NV


    Wonderful flavor; introduced to me by my sister--I love to relax and sip after class, in the evening, or after a hard day. Serena1 Read More

    Wine review by Serena1

  • Chocovine Chocolate & Wine Product of Holland


    Most liquors (especially dairy liquors) have artificial additives. For some reason this producer is more honest than others. Remove the "artificial flavor" on the lable and this liquor will sell like hot khakis :) Read More

    Wine review by ndrew73

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