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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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 ...

  • Rondo

  • Regent

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Grenache Rose

    A mutation of Grenache Noir. See Grenache.

Subregions of Netherlands

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Choco Vine NV


    At first Chocovine seemed to be too good to be true, like a Unicorn... it was just sitting there, in the magazine, I couldn't believe my eyes. I purchased it with no expectations. Just willingness. My friend and I said "cheers" and down it went. Smooth, delicious, suspicious. Really? This is really happening? My tastebuds danced in the rain of ... Read More

    Wine review by evrytngsfnwchcovine2

  • Europa Chocovine Chocolate & Wine NV


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    Wine review by JoHaPe

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  • Choco Vine NV


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    Wine review by mrmartin

  • Choco Vine NV


    Terrible. Absolutely and indescribably awful. Take the worst cabernet you can find. Pour a bottle of Yoohoo into it. You, my friend, have just made your own Chocovine. Read More

    Wine review by mrmartin

  • Chocovine Chocolate Wine


    Tastes like Bailey's Irish cream. Read More

    Wine review by ddunkin

  • Chocovine Chocolate & Wine Product of Holland


    Smooth and rich :) LOVE IT!!! Read More

    Wine review by Kasa

  • Europa Chocovine Raspberry NV


    This is delicious...just like Baileys !! Read More

    Wine review by bcool6244

  • Chocovine Chocolate Wine


    No written review

    Wine review by pkagel

  • Choco Vine NV


    I was given a bit to sample at my husband's family picnic last Sunday. At this party all sorts of spirits were being passed around (lemonade and everclear...)I tried to sip the Chocovine but it was harsh smelling, but sweet tasting. I put it in my latte and it tasted fine.If you want to get drunk on something sweet, buy this. If you want somethi... Read More

    Wine review by StregaRossa

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