Ravenstein Estate

Ravenstein is a former glory. In 1450 it was under the management of Adolf van Kleef, lord of Ravenstein and
Wijnendale. Ravenstein Estate started in 2017, with the planting of 2,5 ha of vineyard, under the management of
Dirk Talpe and Patricia Lenoir. 
The vineyard is located on the southern fl anks of the Amerikaberg in Kruiseke-Wervik, where the grapes can reach
full maturity. The soil is sandy loam with in the deeper layers of clay and a silex layer, which ensure the minerality
in the wines. Dirk and Patricia wish to develop the vineyard in an ecological and sustainable way, as they already do
with their plant nursery. The soil is cut and shredded so that no soil herbicides are to be used, and mixed hedges
provide a shelter for natural attackers of harmful insects.
To receive groups, an old barn was converted into a tasting room on the farm. Dirk himself is responsible for a
passionate tour for visiting groups.

  • Area planted with vines: 4,5 ha
  • Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Acolon, Gamaret, Garanoir, Pinot Gris and Rondo
  • Wine assortment: white, red and sparkling wine according to the méthode traditionnelle


Guided visit in the vineyard, didactical visit to the winegrowing company and installations, possibility to purchase wine & by-products, parking car/bus, toilets.

Practical Information

  • Visits are possible by appointment from 10 people.
  • Contact details:
    Kruisekestraat 296, 8940 Wervik
    +32 56 31 32 36 of +32 477 67 49 80


Eat and drink: Local products
Village: Heuvelland
Village: Heuvelland