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The finger prints on the bottle

Chateau Amsterdam is an urban winery, but most of all a modern family company. Founded by father and son, since 2017. Chateau produces modern and classic wines together with new tastes in the realm of wine. By transporting the grapes from European vineyards from our European farmers to our capital city, we’re able to create the wines we like to create in the city of Amsterdam for the city of Amsterdam.

 - Chateau Amsterdam Jos Harrewijn

Bring the mountain to Moses

When Chateau’s founder, Remy, came home from school at the age of fifteen, there were 3 concealed bottles of wine on the dining table next to a tasting sheet with his name on it. That’s where it all started. Remy’s love for winemaking started at a tender age due to his father Jos. First Remy found an old factory located at the shore of the IJ canal in Amsterdam. Not long after his father Jos started an apprenticeship at one of the best-known Italian winemakers (Alois Lageder). The first 6000 wines were bottled, labeled and corked in 2017. The rest is history.

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The team behind the wine

A group of pioneers, with roots in the south of our country, found their way to Amsterdam, just like our grapes. Some bound by blood, others bound by wine but all working together as one family using the same four company values:

  • Rush Slowly: be attentive, dare to make decisions, be patience
  • Be decisive with an open heart: 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 work together
  • We are a family; there is a place for everyone,  vulnerability is celebrated and our product is designed for more than one generation

Everyday at Chateau we reach to do better and work harder for a more sustainable world. We are deeply impressed by the Netflix documentary ‘Our Planet‘ and we are gratefully inspired by Sir David Attenborough for a more sustainable world.

 - Chateau Amsterdam Tom Veugen
Tom Veugen

Marketing

Favorite wine: Moonlight monkey

This wine has something different, green and boisterous. It’s youthful by the fresh acids and has something naughty because it’s a blend of two different countries.  

 - Chateau Amsterdam Jos Harrewijn
Jos Harrewijn

Winemaker

Favorite wine: Lucky Lucy

Beautiful full wine, with ripe notes of dark fruit, nice herbs, chocolate and coffee.

 - Chateau Amsterdam Remy Harrewijn
Remy Harrewijn

Founder & director

Favorite wine: Red Stallion

Delicate wine, lightly made, not more then a touch of wood. Let’s me think of Andalusië.

 - Leonard van Buitenen
Leonard van Buitenen

Social program

Favorite wine: Miss amanda moore

A blend of 4 drapes, that’s social!

 - Karin van der Meijden
Karin van der Meijden

E-commerce & finance 

Favorite wine: Moonlight monkey

Fresh, smells delicious and surprises all the time!

 - Tom Walter
Tom Walter

Website

Favorite wine: The fat lady sings

Delicious fatty chardonnay with oak and still a fresh touch. Love it.

 - Chateau Amsterdam Arno Janssen
Arno Janssen

Assistant winemaker

Favorite wine: Lucky Lucy

A full red wine, nice dark fruit, beautiful aftertaste, to good. 

 - Cro Lampe
Cro Lampe

Location & production

Favorite wine: Lucky Lucy

Magnificent wine of beautiful fruit with a almost purple colour, firm and tasteful. Enjoyable until the last drop. 

 - Marieke Lensvelt - Chateau Amsterdam
Marieke Lensvelt

Communication

Favorite wine: Dr. Mankini

A spicy man for long, late nights

 - Myrthe van Gellekom
Myrthe van Gellekom

Meeting & events 

Favorite wine: The fat lady sings

A delicious fatty chardonnay with excentric tastes, not a standard chardonnay, but something special, totally like Chateau.

 - Siegert van den Berg
Siegert van den Berg

Sommelier 

Favorite wineMiss amanda moore

A lot of freshness and surprising ripe tastes, whereby every taste you discover something.  

 - Ewout Karel
Ewout Karel

Community

Favorite wineTwisting sisters

A beautiful made friend for everyone. Especially round, nice pepper which you sooner would excpect from a Shiraz. Can be combined with a diverse kind of dishes.
And of course even more beautiful because of this year where we went from 1 daughter to two twisting sisters.
 - Rose Fumoso
Rose Fumoso

French gourmet

Favorite wine : Dr. Mankini

I grew up in the south of France surrounded by grenache, I will always remain faithful to it

Advisory Board

These people keep us on the right track

 - Jenny Elissen
Jenny Elissen

Impact investor

 - Joris Snelten
Joris Snelten

Owner Delta Wines

 - Gijs Kerbosch
Gijs Kerbosch

Owner of Halal Amsterdam and Berlijn

 - Richard Bross
Richard Bross

Co-founder NoCeiling | Uncovering Skills

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