Because of their relatively small areas for wine growing, the countries of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg are usually combined to encompass a wine region called Be-ne-lux.
It's not a world-renowned wine region by any means (beer is the more famous libation throughout), but there are sections in each of these countries where good, and even exceptional
wines can be found.
In Belgium the Charleroi, Hageland, Huy, Saing and Torgny regions grow Pinor Noir and Müller-Thurgau grapes. Close to the border with Netherlands is Belgium's most famous "château" and largest wine producer, Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen.
Luxembourg's section of the
Mosel River Valley produces Elbling, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Rivaner varieties. Luxembourg mainly produces dry white wines and sparkling wine under the designation Crémant.
Holland's Maastricht region produces Auxerrois, Müller-Thurgau, Optima and Riesling wines.
Just up ahead, get a more complete picture of the wines of Benelux with information on where they are made with brief reviews and star performers along the Benelux wine route ...
More information about Benelux wineries around the Web:
Wine Guide - Benelux
- The site opens to a map of the three countries and clicks bring
you to vineyards & wineries, wine merchants, very basic information
on the wines in each country, some additional information and
reviews. There are links to each of the listed wineries and wine
Wines Of Luxembourg - From Wine Labels World, this page
gives brief reviews of the wine varieties produced in Luxembourg
illustrated with some very nice examples of wine labels from the
area. Dutch wine - A quick take from Wikipedia with information on the grapes and terroir