Vineyard De Apostelhoeve
The oldest and one of the largest vineyards in the Netherlands, Vineyard de Apostelhoeve, lies in Maastricht of course. The Hulst family cultivates various grape varieties on 10 hectares of land on the Louwberg. The Dutch wine tradition dates back to Roman times, but made place for other agrarian activities until 1970, when the grapevines returned to the southern slope of the Jeker valley in Maastricht. The Louwberg is an ideal location for the largest vineyard in the Netherlands due to the large quantities of loess, marl and gravel, and definitely worth a visit!
Enjoy the best wines of the Netherlands
Life is all about enjoyment. Wine grower Mathieu Hulst explains: ‘That’s what people should do here, because everything is geared to enjoyment. I’m sometimes asked whether I’m still aware of the ‘un-Dutch’ landscape surrounding our château, the vineyard stretching out over the steep hills above the Maastricht Jeker valley and the splendid view of the city. I see it every day and I enjoy it every day.
Producing wine requires years of patience, hard work and enthusiasm, and you’re largely dependent on what nature has to offer. And then it’s a case of waiting for the harvest. If the grape is ripe and the quality is good, it’s all been worthwhile, particularly if it’s a good year and people like the wine. Culinary enjoyment is all about the right combination of wine and food: when you succeed, life is certainly worth living..”
De Apostelhoeve offers six dry white wines: Müller-Thurgau, Auxerrois, Riesling, Pinot-Gris, Pinot-Gris Barriques and Cuvée XII Apostelhoeve. Also two sparkling wines: Apostelhoeve Riesling Brut and Apostelhoeve Cuvée XII Brut. You are welcome (on appointment) to enjoy a tour through the vineyard, the wine press and the wine cellars and of course a wine tasting. The Hulst family welcomes you with open arms!
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