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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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Varietals Produced in Netherlands View all

  • Melon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Rondo

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Regent

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

Subregions of Netherlands

Popular Wineries in Netherlands View all

  • Wijngaard De Linie

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

  • PINT

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

  • WijnHuis

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

  • Apostelhoeve

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

  • Senior Curaçao Liqueur

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

  • Wijngaard Baan (H.E. Baan)

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

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  • Chocovine Chocolate Wine

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    Wine review by Dilbretta


  • Europa Chocovine NV

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    Husband bought it and I thought it sounded disgusting; I was wrong. I have purchased several bottles since and plan to purchase more. I purchased the Choco Vine Espresso. Read More

    Wine review by TwittleDee


  • Choco Vine NV

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    I wasn't sure until after the first few sips. It's funny because your taste buds are prepared for the clarity of wine and that isn't the taste or texture. As you swallow, you feel the warmth of the alcohol, but the flavor of rich chocolate stays in your mouth. I love it. I don't drink Bailey's...I prefer O'Mara's. I drink it in coffee over ice. ... Read More

    Wine review by leggygillin


  • Choco Vine NV

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    If you are truly looking for a wine this is not for you. If you want something rich, yummy, flavorful and sweet then this may just be for you! It is similar to a mudslide or Bailey's type drink. Very strong tasting, very thick and rich- but also very good! If you the idea of an alcoholic milkshake appeals to you then try it- you will like it! Read More

    Wine review by shan16


  • Ketel One 2009

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    Wine review by protzko


  • Choco Vine NV

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    My husband and I tried Chocovine for the first time tonight. We wanted to like it... we really did. But this stuff tastes nothing like wine. It's like a mixed drink in a bottle. So if you like TGI Fridays stuff, this'll be perfect for you. But if you're shopping for wine, don't bother with Chocovine. (The smell and taste are so strong, my husban... Read More

    Wine review by bweidner


  • Chocovine Chocolate Wine

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    this is a wonderful, full bodied wine, rich in chocolate and berry flavors. Read More

    Wine review by HerthaEM


  • Choco Vine NV

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    I have tried the wine and it is good... but definitely must be chilled. I did add some to coffee and that was nice. Had the Raspberry, but can't find anything but the regular in Helena, Montana. Great for a special occasion or next to the fire with dessert. Read More

    Wine review by Montana01


  • Chocovin

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    Can't get enough of this!! Read More

    Wine review by rrr56


  • Chocovine Chocolate Wine

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    Wine review by enjif


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