Urban winery?

Chateau Amsterdam is the first city winery in the Netherlands. Grapes from Europe, wine from Amsterdam. Made by two generations, since 2017. This summer we open our pop-up tasting room, where you can join us for a long lunch at noon or an aperitif at four. To draw you further into the wondrous world of wine, we also organize tours & tastings. All this, under one roof in an old factory hall in Amsterdam-Noord on the IJ.

Why it’s a good idea

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”.

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)
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 four tips for a more sustainable world.

 - Chateau Amsterdam Tom Veugen
Tom Veugen

Marketing

 - Chateau Amsterdam Jos Harrewijn
Jos Harrewijn

Winemaker

 - Chateau Amsterdam Remy Harrewijn
Remy Harrewijn

General manager and founder

 - Adam Dijkstra
Adam Dijkstra

Enologist

 - Leonard van Buitenen
Leonard van Buitenen

Tasting room

 - Marieke Lensvelt - Chateau Amsterdam
Marieke Lensvelt

Communication

 - Tom Walter
Tom Walter

Website

 - Ewout Karel
Ewout Karel

Community

 - Chateau Amsterdam Arno Janssen
Arno Janssen

Assistant winemaker

 - Chateau Amsterdam Esmee Langereis
Esmee Langereis

Copy

 - Mark Bachrach
Mark Bachrach

Handy-man

 - Roos Oosterkamp
Roos Oosterkamp

Graphic design

 - Maeve Stam
Maeve Stam

Photography

 - Emiel Steenhuizen
Emiel Steenhuizen

Illustration

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