First-ever grape harvest in Amstelveen

By

amsteltuin1.jpg

There is only one vineyard in Amstelveen, the town next to Amsterdam and that is De Amsteltuin. “Hopefully next year,” says owner Jan Schake, “the first real Amsteltuin wine will be served. We’re really looking forward to it”. The vineyard offers tons of wine-related activities and a chance to learn about grapes and wine in general. This year’s harvest will be experimented with to see what kind of wine can be made from it.

Dutch wine is made in many parts of the country and is not very well known. The only one that comes to mind is Apostelhoeve from Maastricht, available in major wine shops, which is still very expensive and according to a wine-tasting test earlier this year, not special enough.

Let us remember that there are tons of Dutch people making wine in France.

(Photo: De Amsteltuin, link: De Pers)

2 Comments »

  1. The lovely town of Wageningen has a vinyard and i was quite surprised to discover that their wines aren’t bad at all. I was quite partial to the Regent 2005, and I have no doubt the 2006 tastes just as good. At 11 euros a bottle they’re a bit expensive though. http://www.wijngaardwageningseberg.nl/index.html

    Comment by rob — September 10, 2007 @ 7:46 pm

  2. […] table wine for 5 euro, paying 30 euro is not going to happen), only available very locally (a tour around the vineyard is fun for the whole family, methinks) and let’s face it, not that great… […]

    Pingback by 24 oranges » Gold hat trick for Dutch wines in Germany — February 6, 2009 @ 10:43 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.