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...

  • Auxerrois

    Auxerrois' tendency towards low acidity makes it suitable to cooler climates, such as England, Ontario's Niagara Peni...

  • 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...

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...

  • Senior Curaçao Liqueur

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

  • WijnHuis

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

  • PINT

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

  • Apostelhoeve

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

  • 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


    No written review

    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

  • Europa Chocovine Chocolate & Wine NV


    No written review

    Wine review by tjauquet

  • So...I am very much into soccer and world cup time is special to me, watching ... Today semi final Uruguay - Netherlands. I always liked Uruguay, very nice people, kind of a smaller version or Argentina, without the attitude. So as I had some shopping to do in the morning I came over a Tannat from Uruguay that I tried before and liked / Isla d... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Uruguay, Tannat

  • Choco Vine NV


    Very bad. disgusting. like Quik and bad wine. we reviewed it on our tasting vlog http://www.wineweirdos.com Read More

    Wine review by wineweirdos

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