The rolling landscape and the good soil make wine-growing possible in Limburg. And these local wines are absolutely top quality. Who fancies a sip of white wine?
Visit a vineyard
Have you always wanted to take a look behind the scenes at the winery? Many wine farmers organize tasty tours in their vineyard. Of course, you can’t go home without an extensive tasting session first.
Take a Limburg wine home with you
If you’d like to serve up a bottle of Limburg wine, the vineyards are your best port of call. Not only do they sell their own wines, of course, but they can also give you a list of selling points if you are not in the vicinity. Cheers!
Limburg wine estates
winetasting and guided tour at The Winegrower's Garden
Then, with a view on the garden, you taste some of the wines from the estate, which is best known for its range of sparkling 'Claire Martin' wines.
In cse of bad weather, the tasting will take place in a covered outdoor area.
There is an opportunity to purchase the wines.
Optimbulles Winery Jesseren
a vineyard in Jesseren (Hoogveld) in the 90s. They decided to focus on sparkling wines from the three Champagne grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Optimbulles makes it a point of honour to be as natural as possible
and not to sweeten the wines . So they are called Brut Nature.
Since a few years, standard apples from Borgloon are also used to make sparkling wine. Besides the sparkling wines, Optimbulles also makes
red and white natural wines.
Every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. you can buy and taste the Aldeneyck wines, which have been repeatedly rewarded the prize of best Belgian wine, with a delicious cheese and meat platter on the wine terrace or in the renewed wine bar. It is also possible to join guided tours to see the winemaking process in the winery with the stainless steel cuves and French Barriques, followed by an extensive tasting of 5 wines. Via the Cycle Route Network Limburg (nodes 24/25) you pass the wine estate Aldeneyck. The new marked walking route lets you stroll along the Maaseik vineyards.
Making a reservation is recommended via the website for both a degustation in the wine bar and a guided tour with wine tasting.
'De Maaslander' is a wine made mainly from Jonagold and grapes (Chardonnay, Müller-Thurgau, Kerner and Wurtzer) and sometimes with a touch of wine from old apple varieties.
The wine is a recognized Flemish regional product.
By appointment you can visit 'Huize Timmermans' in group.
On May 7, 2018, Jan Timmermans was officially recognized as a craftsman by the F.O.D. Economy.
Group visits consist of a guided tour in the orchard (planted with some 45 old fruit varieties) and in the vineyard (Müller-Thurgau, Chardonnay, Kerner and Würtzer) followed by an extensive tasting in the cellar with bread and cheese board, slide show, explanations and a mini-course on wine science. Duration: approximately 2.5 hours.
Clos les Ramiers Winery
Fresh and fruity white, rosé, red and sparkling wines are produced here. Carole Vandionant applies environmentally friendly cultivation with great passion and craftsmanship, from the harvest to the bottling and labelling of the bottles.
They mainly produce sparkling wines but also red and white wines including Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Grüner Veltliner.
Cuvelier Winery is convinced that in order to obtain the right aromas, the grapes must be perfectly ripe for the harvest.
Wine estate Thilesna
Where the sun shines the most and the rainfall is the least in the Benelux, they are busy every day to grow their wine grapes Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Riesling with great love and care, and make them into quality wines.
This quality is mainly due to the terroir of pebbles and gravel in the underground in which the vines are deeply rooted.
The wine estate is located right on the cycle route network. Between junctions 48 and 49 you pass the gates of the wine estate. The start and finish of the 'Along the Meuse to Stokkem' walking route are also nearby.
Johan and Carmen welcome you every Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a free tasting and sale of the wines and are happy to provide you with the necessary text and explanation. A wine tasting or a tour of the domain are also possible.
Well worth a visit!
Gloire de Duras
Groups: by appointment throughout the year (from eight persons). See www.gloirededuras.be/events for more information.
Below are the dates of our events in collaboration with Toerisme Sint-Truiden. Registration for these events is required. For more information and registration, please visit the following link: www.gloirededuras.be/events.
Guided tours with one tasting (6 euro):
- Sunday 16 April 2023: 14:00
- Sunday 30 April 2023: 14:00
- Sunday 21 May 2023: 14:00
- Sunday 18 June 2023: 14:00
- Friday 21 July 2023
- Saturday 22 July 2023
- Sunday 23 July 2023
- Sunday 10 December 2023