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
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. For more information and registration, please visit the following link: www.gloirededuras.be/events.
Guided tours with one tasting:
- Sunday 3 April 2022
- Sunday 10 April 2022
- Sunday 24 April 2022
- Sunday 15 May 2022
- Thursday 21 July 2022
- Saturday 23 July 2022
- Sunday 24 July 2022
- Sunday, 11 December 2022
Wine Estate Montepertini
Fabio and Laura organize guided tours, workshops, teambuildings and tastings. Between the vines, in the winery and on the idyllic wine terrace of their authentic farm in Mopertingen. This is where you resonate with life and forge friendly, family and professional ties.
Fairytale or chivalrous?
Prefer to practice with two feet? That too is possible. Put on your boots and become a winegrower for a day. Finish with a delicious glass of wine at sunset. The vineyard in Eigenbilzen is the perfect setting for a magical evening. It gets even more fairytale-like on the Montepertini domain near Alden Biesen.
A state-of-the-art wine estate of four hectares will soon arise at the historic gateway to the imposing castle domain. Here you can enjoy a majestic view of Limburg. And you can easily connect to the Limburg cycling route network. The two domains of Bilzen are good for more than 20,000 bottles. It proves the burning ambition of the Celli family.
Ambitious and sustainable
On their vineyards you will mainly find Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Noir.
The first offspring is the Allegro Pinot Blanc. Lively, exceptionally aromatic and born of a sustainable mission: respect for nature and optimal use of everything the vineyard produces. That vision also formed the basis for Squadron, a 100% local gin based on the press residues.
In the spring of 2022, the Allegro will have a few more brothers and sisters.
Curious? Contact us and ask about the many possibilities.
De Groote Mot & De Clee Winery
A new extension followed in 2010 when the vineyard on the domain of the Clee castle in Kuttekoven was planted. The first wine ,Kasteel De Clee, was bottled in 2013.
Since 2020, the wine cellars and wine experience site can be found on the site of the syrup factory in Borgloon.
The 'Gilde der Loonse Wynluyden' organises the wine festivals every 2 years, in cooperation with the city of Borgloon (3rd Sunday of September).