There are no vineyards in Amsterdam in any fields or roads. Yet there is now Amsterdam wine on the shelves of the HEMA. For this they work together with Chateau Amsterdam: an urban winery from Amsterdam-North that makes affordable bottles of Amsterdam wine on the banks of the IJ.
Lisan Jonker, wine buyer from HEMA, came across Chateau Amsterdam herself and was sold: “A real Amsterdam urban winery that is located in a factory hall on the banks of the IJ. This wonderful collaboration provides a piece of Dutch pride in the HEMA wine sector.”
Chateau Amsterdam is housed in a former machine factory on the IJ and therefore makes wine in the city. They produce more than 80,000 bottles of Amsterdam wine. The winery is run by father and son. Their grapes come from farmers all over Europe, with whom they work closely. They take the grapes to Amsterdam to make wine from them.
For those who would like to taste a glass close to the source, there is also a tasting room at the winery where you can tap a glass of wine straight from the barrel.
Amsterdam wine at HEMA
Chateau Amsterdam has developed two wines in collaboration with HEMA: white and rosé. The white bears the name ‘He, he..’ and promises to be a white wine that everyone will like: dry, fresh fruity and with a soft aftertaste. In the bottle you will find grapes from befriended farmers from Abruzzo (Italy), Pfalz (Germany), Valencia (Spain) and Groesbeek (Netherlands).
The rosé is called ‘ Pooh, pooh..’ and should be the ideal terrace rosé: sultry, juicy and thirst-quenching. With grapes from the Palatinate and Valencia.
Both wines are for sale at HEMA branches throughout the country for €7.50 per bottle.