Why is this a good idea?

By moving the grapes, instead of the wine, we bring the production process closer to the people and the people closer together. We want to share our enthusiasm for wine with free spirits from in and around Amsterdam. In addition, making wine on neutral soil also gives us the unique opportunity to bring all grape varieties, countries and styles together under one roof. This allows us to innovate and experiment with new flavors and experiences. Something that we find very exciting!


Grapes from all over Europe

We only work with fruit from carefully selected partners throughout Europe. Farmers, families and entrepreneurs who take care of their land, the plants, the harvest and their people. Over the years, our farmers have become part of the Chateau Amsterdam family. Together we determine a number of things: how are we going to prune, how are we going to take care of the land and when are we going to harvest. The timing of the harvest determines the amount of sugars, acids, flavors and aromas that the grape imparts to the wine.

We make three lines of wine
 - Urban winery

Fathers line: premium & classic

Characterised by a classical approach and traditional methods. Complex and character-driven monocépage wines with a true expression of each grape.

 - Urban winery

Sons line: modern & experimental

This is where we color outside of the lines and use unconventional methods and techniques. Here you find wines made in amphora, pet nats and orange wine.

 - Urban winery

Grandsons line: easygoing & accessible

In this line we work closely together with our partner farmers to create new and exciting wine blends with well-known and popular grapes.

A sustainable choice

As a modern company, with a warm heart for our planet, all our choices are weighed with sustainability as the main pillar. Transparency is key to this. We are what we do, the outcomes can always be better, but we set the bar high. We keep questioning everything, and opt for improvement where possible – so here’s an invitation to you: keep us sharp and feel free to point us to progress.

When looking from the environmental impact lens, the area that has the biggest impact in winemaking tends to the the weight of the bottle. The heavier the bottle, the bigger the carbon footprint. Next to that, is of course the types of materials in use. We’re making conscious choices in both materials and executions, to minimise our carbon footprint wherever possible.

We’re striving to have our complete product range skal-certified by 2025. Not all our farmers will join us on this journey and they also deserve a year to fully orient themselves on new opportunities. Next year we’ll introduce new bottles for all our product lines: ecological glass, recycled paper, natural cork and the lightest material of screw caps available. We’re also changing the color of our caps to ensure the recycling machine can easily recognise it and pick it up. Starting next spring we’ll move to 100% solar energy as the roof of our winery in Amsterdam will be covered with solar panels. Bike deliveries to our customers in Amsterdam is something we’ve always done; the last challenge for us to tackle is the truck transport of grapes to the Netherlands.

We don't believe in waste

We close our production loop according to the zero-waste principle. Together with Oedipus, we brew beers from leftovers, such as the peels and seeds, and in collaboration The Stillery a grappa is made. Furthermore, we of course also make our own Piquette. And what’s left, it goes to the local pig farmer of Extraordinary Pigs in Amsterdam-North.


How does an urban winery actually work?

Wine making in the city, how do we do that exactly? And more importantly: who and what are involved in this proces? We invite you to come take a peak behind the scenes.

 - <p>Our grapes come from farmers from Spain to Bulgaria, Germany to Slovenia. Meet our European family.</p>

Meet our farmers

Our grapes come from farmers from Spain to Bulgaria, Germany to Slovenia. Meet our European family.

European Family
Read about us in the press
06-04-2022 | Marketing Tribune
"This urban winery wants to make wine accessible for everyone by eliminating traditional wine making dogmas"
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08-03-2022 | De Telegraaf
"German and Spanish grapes end up in the same bottle at this winery in Amsterdam"
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08-03-2022 | De ondernemer
"Chateau Amsterdam wants to make the world of wine more accessible"
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02-08-2022 | Volkskrant
"You don't need a Chateau surrounded by vines to start a winery"
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25-11-2021 | Creative Achievers Podcast
"Chateau is doing well. The amount of bottles produced each year doubles."
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