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