Why it's a good idea

Chateau Amsterdam is an urban winery, but most of all a modern family company. Founded by father and son, we produce classic wines, modern wines, and new tastes in the realm of wine. By transporting the grapes to our capital city, we can make the wines we’d like to make close to the homes of many.

 - Chateau Amsterdam Jos Harrewijn

Bring the mountain to Moses

When Remy, our founder, 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. That’s where it all started. 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”.

How we make wine

In our wines, we search for origin, transparency and crisp. We work on multiple lines at the same time, each with an individual artistic vantage point. Our modern wines surprise and are realised through unconventional techniques. Our classical wines are more terroir-driven, an applause to the farmer and the specific patch of earth that gave us this fruit.

Read more about our European family, the grapes, and why we make wine in the city:

Team chateau

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 for a more sustainable world.

 - Chateau Amsterdam Tom Veugen
Tom Veugen


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


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


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


Favorite wine: Dr. Mankini

A spicy man for later at night. 

 - 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


Favorite wineMiss amanda moore

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

 - Ewout Karel
Ewout Karel


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.
Chateau in the press

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.

26-10-2019 | het Parool
Harold Hamersma had a bottle of 'Lucky Lucy'

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’.

Read the article (dutch)
19-10-2019 | Perswijn
Perswijn visited the winery

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!

Read here about here visit (dutch)
Advisory board
 - 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