The best wines of Netherlands

Discover the best wines of Netherlands as well as the best winemakers of Netherlands and estates of Netherlands to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Netherlands and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Netherlands by region

Looking for a good wine of Netherlands among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Netherlands. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Netherlands with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Netherlands

See the top 100 best red wines of Netherlands

Want to buy a red wine of Netherlands cheap or sell a red wine of Netherlands at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Netherlands

Red wines from the region of Netherlands go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of veal tendron with cream and lemon, chicken legs and baked potatoes or rabbit marinated with herbs and mustard.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Netherlands

On the nose the red wine of the region of Netherlands. often reveals types of flavors of non oak, earth or oak and sometimes also flavors of spices, red fruit or black fruit.

The best vintages in red wine of Netherlands

  • 2018 With an average score of 3.97/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.91/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 3.89/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.88/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 3.77/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.77/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Netherlands

  • Pinot Noir
  • Cabernet Cortis
  • Regent
  • Monarch
  • Dornfelder
  • Pinotin

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Netherlands

A wine route planned in the region of Netherlands? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Netherlands.

Discovering the wine region of Netherlands

The Netherlands is a country in Northern Europe, often referred to as "Holland". The latter is the name of the former county in the western Netherlands where the key cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague are located. Holland is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which includes Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, its overseas island territories in the Caribbean. To complicate matters further, the demonym for the Netherlands is "Dutch".

The country is bordered by Belgium to the South, Germany to the east and the Nordzee (North Sea) to the north and west. Historically, the Dutch produced very little wine - the conditions were simply too cool and wet. A few pioneers established vineyards in the 1970s, and were generally regarded as eccentrics, both at home and abroad. But viticulture has become increasingly viable due to Climate change.

The hot summer of 2018 produced the best wines produced to date, with record yields. Today, the wines are gaining recognition at international wine shows. The most successful estates, such as Apostelhoeve in Limburg (one of the pioneers), are selling their wines rapidly. The sector benefits from a strong demand for cool climate wines.

Great white wines of Netherlands

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Netherlands

White wines from the region of Netherlands go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or mature and hard cheese such as recipes of salmon and leek gratin, pasta with mussels or ravioles from champsaur.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Netherlands

On the nose the white wine of the region of Netherlands. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, mango or asparagus and sometimes also flavors of orange, grass or hay.

The best vintages in white wine of Netherlands

  • 2020 With an average score of 4.06/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.03/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.97/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 3.87/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.83/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.81/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Netherlands

  • Pinot Gris
  • Auxerrois
  • Riesling
  • Müller-Thurgau
  • Solaris
  • Johanniter

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Netherlands

A wine route planned in the region of Netherlands? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Netherlands.

Discover the grape variety: Souvignier gris

Interspecific cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Bronner obtained in 1983 by Norbert Becker in Freiburg (Germany). A resistance gene has been identified to oidium, no gene to mildew. It can be found in Germany, but also in Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, ... and in France.

Great sparkling wines of Netherlands

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Netherlands

Sparkling wines from the region of Netherlands go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or mature and hard cheese such as recipes of salmon steaks with lemon and shallot sauce, marinated shrimp sautéed asian style or potato and st. nectaire pie.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Netherlands

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Netherlands. often reveals types of flavors of earth, tree fruit or citrus fruit and sometimes also flavors of tropical fruit, non oak or microbio.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Netherlands

  • 2011 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.91/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.91/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.86/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.82/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Netherlands

  • Souvignier Gris
  • Chardonnay
  • Riesling
  • Cabernet Blanc
  • Johanniter
  • Pinot Gris

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Netherlands

A wine route planned in the region of Netherlands? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Netherlands.

The word of the wine: Herbaceous

Vegetable odour reminiscent of freshly cut grass and considered a defect of the wine.

Great pink wines of Netherlands

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Want to buy a pink wine of Netherlands cheap or sell a pink wine of Netherlands at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Netherlands

Pink wines from the region of Netherlands go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of sauté of veal with corsican style, chicken bonne femme or aiguillette of duck normandy style.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Netherlands

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Netherlands. often reveals types of flavors of earth, vegetal or tree fruit and sometimes also flavors of citrus fruit, spices or red fruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Netherlands

  • 2016 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.75/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.66/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.65/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.50/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.35/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Netherlands

  • Pinot Noir
  • Regent
  • Cabernet Colonjes
  • Pinotin
  • Cabernet Cortis
  • Rondo

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Netherlands

A wine route planned in the region of Netherlands? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Netherlands.

Discover the grape variety: Chardonnay

The white Chardonnay is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. White Chardonnay can be found in many vineyards: South West, Burgundy, Jura, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Armagnac, Lorraine, Alsace, Provence & Corsica.

Great sweet wines of Netherlands

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Want to buy a sweet wine of Netherlands cheap or sell a sweet wine of Netherlands at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Netherlands

Sweet wines from the region of Netherlands go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of beef tartar with thai flavors, blanquette of lamb or jambalaya (louisiana).

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Netherlands

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Netherlands. often reveals types of flavors of non oak, microbio or oak and sometimes also flavors of spices, red fruit or tropical fruit.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Netherlands

  • 2012 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.06/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.95/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.90/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Netherlands

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pinot Gris
  • Muscardin
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Solaris

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Netherlands

A wine route planned in the region of Netherlands? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Netherlands.

The word of the wine: Côte des Bar

This is the name given to the vineyards of the Aube, which are closer to Burgundy, and some of the wines produced here bear witness to this proximity. The pinot noir dominates, the meunier is practically absent. Two crus have become references: Riceys, where a rosé without bubbles is also produced, and Montgueux near Troyes, renowned for its Chardonnay.

News from the vineyard of Netherlands

Vinexposium/IWSR report: Moderation and convenience on the road to recovery

While preparing to resume its calendar of trade fairs, Vinexposium, the company behind 10 of the world’s biggest alcoholic beverage trade events, partnered with market research agency IWSR and its consumer behaviour child company, Wine Intelligence, to issue a report charting the drinks sector’s road to recovery. For Rodolphe Lameyse, CEO of Vinexposium, ‘the last couple of years have been a game changer for the drinks industry’, with structural transformations in logistics, packaging, product d ...

Champagne glass pyramid sets new world record

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Crozes-Hermitage 2020: report and top-scoring wines

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