Chateau Amsterdam is the first city winery in the Netherlands. Grapes from Europe, wine from Amsterdam. Made by two generations, since 2017. We’re also a workspace for creative companies and a workplace for 65 creative professionals. Meeting space and meeting place for external parties looking for a moment of reflection and inspiration. Event space for food, drinks, music, yoga and film related activities. All under one roof in an old factory hall in Amsterdam-Noord on the IJ.
When Remy came home from school aged fifteen, there were 3 concealed bottles of wine on the dining table plus a tasting sheet next to it with his name on it. withoutpressure of course, haha! A typical case of just getting stuck in. And when Moses didn’t come to the mountain, the decision was reached to bring the mountain to Moses. City Wineries are a model that’s becoming increasingly popular, especially in the United States. In Europe there are a few and in the Netherlands we are the first. Making your own wine is a dream, especially if the winemaker is your father. But from a wider perspective, wine has a deeper meaning relating to friendship, enjoyment and care for our planet. Wine brings people together, and wine makes people patient. Or as one of our farmers likes to say: “the greatest philosopher in this company is on the table”.
Once in a while we are mentioned in articles of interviews. We try to collect those pieces here below so you can read all about it. Most of the articles are in Dutch but we didn’t want to withhold them.
Harold Hamersma writes a nice piece in het Parool on a weekly base together with Misses Hamersma on great food and wine pairings. This week they featured our ‘Lucky Lucy’.
Magda van der Rijst visited the winery for ‘Perswijn’ to see what we were up to here in Amsterdam-Noord. She joined us during harvest season and interviewed Tom to get to know all the ins and outs!
A group of pioneers with their roots in the south of the country found their way to Amsterdam, just like the grapes. Some are connected by blood, others by wine, but we operate as one family and apply a business philosophy in which 4 values are central.
- Rush Slowly: be attentive, dare to make decisions, be patience
- Be decisive with an open hart: be honest about your intentions and honest
- On Seaday it is possible: pioneering is improvising; Don’t be discouraged, but keep playing and dare to ask others to think together
- Together we are a family; for everyone there is a place, being vulnerable is allowed and we design for more than a generation
Chateau is impressed by the new Netflix documentary ‘Our Planet‘ and is gratefully inspired by Sir David Attenborough’s four tips for a more sustainable world.
Administration / illustrations
Winemaker, oenologist, beekeeper and father of Remy
General manager and founder, son of Jos and Rita
Service manager / sommelier
Logistics, Son van Jos en Rita, brother of Remy
Tour guide for club outings, oenologist and mother of Remy
Operational director and service manager workspace
Assistant winemaker and drill operator
Assistant winemaker and wine journalist
Financial director ad interim
Accountant and bookkeeper
Oenologist at Alois Lageder from Sud-Tirol and teacher of Jos
Creative director at Alois Lageder and professor biodynamics at the University of Geisenheim, also teacher of Jos