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

  • Melon

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

  • Regent

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

  • Royalty

  • 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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  • 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...

  • Wijngaard Baan (H.E. Baan)

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

  • 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...

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  • Choco Vine NV


    We tried Chocovine at a wine bar restaurant in our town and saw it a few weeks later at a wine tasting. We think it's an excellent after-dinner dessert wine and had a very smooth finish. We recommend everyone try it at least once. If nothing else, it's a great conversational wine at parties. I'm excited to try it blended with ice, as well. It's ... Read More

    Wine review by PrescriptionXXX

  • Choco Vine NV


    Chocovine is sweet success: it pummels spirited counterparts (such as baily's) with a velvety cream, chocolate and caramel flavors. I found it at Merchant's Fine WIne (local wine store, Dearborn, MI). Label design and bottle looked iffy, but the gal at the register convinced me and now I'm hooked! It's half the cost of the alternative liquors, s... Read More

    Wine review by Alternate Axis

  • Chocovine Chocolate & Wine Product of Holland


    hi i just got a bottle of chocovine from holland as a gift it was great !! the color was like a milky chocolate the smell like vodka and chocolate i could not believe how sweet and bold taste it had i would put a small glass in frezer then serve maybe ? after dinner . Read More

    Wine review by gabby24

  • Choco Vine NV


    This blend of red wine & chocolate is fantastic - smooth with no bitterness. Best served chilled - I enjoy it after dinner to sip but it is also can be blended with ice cream for a smooth dessert. I rate this wine a 5 Read More

    Wine review by NE Wine Fan

  • Choco Vine NV


    Choco Vine is a product of Holland and is the perfect union of wine and chocolate. I tried it at a wine tasting last weekend and it is delicious! Too bad it's not sold in Maryland. Read More

    Wine review by accsnob

  • Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur NV


    very good chocolate liqueur, not too heavy or over creamyI like it on ice, and for chocolate martinis Read More

    Wine review by Olivier

  • Effen Raspberry Vodka NV


    No written review

    Wine review by pagec

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