open every saturday from 12h-18h30
every first sunday from 12h-18h
Almost 10 years ago we planted our first vines on a southern facing slope in Maaseik. A few years later, we added the lovely, sun drenched vineyards in Houwaart to our portfolio. Today, we create fine Belgian wines, from estate grown grapes, all picked by hand.
All production is done at our urban boutique winery in the city centre of Antwerp. We opt for manual labour without pumps or machines and use gravity as much as possible, and electricity and water only sparingly. Our wines are hardly manipulated, not clarified or filtered so are suitable for vegan wine lovers. The winery has a little shop, it’s a unique venue to host small groups for tastings or events.
GROWN IN THE
HEART OF BELGIUM
We proudly work with what nature offers because we believe it results in a unique balance that has become the signature of our wine. Our vineyards are completely free of herbicides and insecticides. We are proud to practice regenerative viticulture. Sustainable. We’ve taken the approach of natural biodiversity that’s stimulated by (not) working the soil and growing flowers and herbs throughout the vineyard.
MEET THE WINEMAKER
A PASSION FOR WINE
Patrick Nijs is both the winegrower and the winemaker, and one can say he has wine flowing through his veins. But even more, Patrick is passionate about creatively using what nature has to offer. Working in the vineyard and crafting wine is a long-life passion.
Apart from his wine growing studies in Suze-la-Rousse (Rhône/France), he’s also graduated WSET Diploma. Recently he was admitted as a student Master of Wine at the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine in London. He is recognized as an enthusiastic teacher of viticulture and wine knowledge.
Patrick is joined by equally passionate Aaron De Ceuster to make Wijnfaktorij a reality.
Chansaar White 2019
A fresh dry fruity wine with notes of citrus, grapefruit zeste and white stone fruit.
Johanniter, Phoenix, Orion
Chilled, but not too cold
Pairs well with light fish dishes, salads or as an aperitif.
This wine is not filtered, so expect a little sediment in the bottle, especially after being stored for some time.
19.50 euros/bottle (VAT incl) – AVAILABLE
Chansaar Rosé 2019
A fresh Belgian rosé with a lot of structure.
Pinot Noir, Regent, Dornfelder, Cabernet Cantor, Monarch
With poultry, salads and pasta dishes, or enjoy with friends on a sunny terrace.
19.50 euros/bottle (VAT incl) – PRE-ORDER / AVAILABLE APRIL 2021
Chansaar Red 2018
Balanced black and red fruit flavour with lots of freshness and elegantly supporting tannins.
Pinot Noir, Cabernet Dorsa, Dornfelder
With meat dishes and poultry. Dishes like entrecôte with béarnaise, makes this wine shine.
19.50 euros/bottle (VAT incl) – SOLD OUT
Chansaar Red 2019
Balanced black and red fruit flavour with lots of freshness and elegantly supporting tannins. Ripe and spicy finish.
Pinot Noir, Cabernet Dorsa, Dornfelder, Acolon
Can be served slightly chilled.
With meat and poultry or vegetarian dishes. Also suitable to be enjoyed on its own.
19.50 euros/bottle (VAT incl) – AVAILABLE
KONTREIR I (2018)
Exceptional years produce exceptional wines. In 2018, we succeeded beautifully with the red KONTREIR I. We made a risky call, chose to late pick healthy, ripe fruit then hand-crushed with an extremely long maceration time and gently pressed and matured for 12 months in used French and American oak barrels.
The result is a rich dark colour, deep black fruit and intense spiciness. This blend of Dornfelder, Acolon and Pinot Noir gives complexity, intense aromas and a long finish.
42.00 euros/bottle (VAT incl) SOLD OUT
KONTREIR II (2019)
For the first time we converted our very rich, ripe white fruit into a dry, orange wine. Ripe mirabelle plum, caramelised pineapple, ripe lemon confit and hints of mango and apricot. Spontaneous fermentation, no clarification nor filtration to keep this authentic wine as wild as possible. Matured for 10 months in refurbished, untoasted French oak barrels.
42.00 euros/bottle (VAT incl) AVAILABLE
KONTREIR III (2019)
Red, gastronomic wine, similar to KONTREIR I, 2019 being an even warmer vintage, can be pre-ordered. Contact us for the conditions. Available by May 2021 (Limited quantity)
44.00 euros/bottle (VAT incl) PRE-ORDER
City Winery Tour and Tasting:
Weekly tours of the Urban Winery occur every Saturday. Guests can enjoy a tasting, explanation of the wines and winemaking process and enjoy a small bite. We taste 3, 4 or 5 different wines. Contact us for the conditions.
Unique Wine Experience:
We offer unique wine experiences for your work event, birthday party, bachelor or bachelorette party etc.
Contact us to discuss various options.
Every year we take part in Sparkling Hageland (Sprankelend Hageland), a unique event on the “Houwaartseberg” where one of our vineyards is located. About 7 winegrowers will let you taste their wines, while cycling or walking you will visit different wine domains.
DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR
We deliver orders of 12 bottles or more, directly to your door (within a 15km radius of our winery). Contact us for other regions.