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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  • Rondo

  • 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 ...

  • 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

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  • Apostelhoeve

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

  • PINT

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

  • Senior Curaçao Liqueur

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

  • Wijngaard De Linie

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

  • Wijngaard Baan (H.E. Baan)

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

  • WijnHuis

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

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  • Chocovine Chocolate Wine


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

    Wine review by HerthaEM

  • Choco Vine NV


    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


    Can't get enough of this!! Read More

    Wine review by rrr56

  • Chocovine Chocolate Wine


    No written review

    Wine review by enjif

  • Choco Vine NV


    Incredibly fake. Wine is an ingredient, but could we honestly call this drink, taken as a whole, wine? It aspires to be a wine-chocolate infusion. Yet it contains no actual chocolate. Yuck. The Dutch would be ashamed, so I am sorry they are mentioned on the bottle. Read More

    Wine review by bookcasewestern

  • Choco Vine NV


    Intriguing concept; the misleading label seduced me - it's so artificial ~ "Taste" of Dutch chocolate - NOT!! it's all chemical flavoring no real chocolate in it. God, I felt like a guy who picked up a trannie ~ she was sweet, a brown-skinned beauty who knew how to dress - and undress me - but now I feel so unsedimental about her/m Read More

    Wine review by ALaWhiner

  • Choco Vine NV


    No written review

    Wine review by nofoolin

  • Choco Vine NV


    This is a perfect glass of wine to sooth the chocolate needs. Its delicious. Read More

    Wine review by nofoolin

  • Choco Vine NV


    Love it.....float a little heavy cream on the top of Chocovine over ice....unbelievable!! Read More

    Wine review by MartyAnn50

  • Choco Vine NV


    My friend and I had just sat down in front of the fireplace Christmas evening and we opened a bottle of Chocovine. Soon after the mellow, relaxing delious taste soon gave us each a warm, happy feeling and we could soon feel a soothing effect come completely over each of us at the sametime. My friend looked at me and I could clearly see this wine... Read More

    Wine review by True Love

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