The estate’s name refers to the 15-metre high Cross of Reconciliation on the opposite side of the road.
Zilver Cruys has some 12.500 vines, which stand on truly historic ground. During guided tours (by appointment
only), owner Filip takes his visitors back in time to the dark years of the First World War, combining this with
his great passion and enthusiasm for everything connected with wine. Out in the vineyard, he makes use of the
very latest techniques to push the boundaries of wine-making and to develop new and innovative products.
These include a sparkling wine with poppies – Wipers Poppy Wine - which has even been served in the august
surroundings of the British Houses of Parliament. He has also combined grapes “grown in Flanders Fields”
with locally grown hop cones to create Steenstraetse Hop Wine. Because the vineyard is on relatively fl at ground,
it enjoys maximum sunlight from the fi rst rays of dawn to the last gleaming of twilight.
Guided visit in the vineyard, didactical visit to the winegrowing company and installations, tasting room <60p, possibility to purchase wine & by-products, parking car/bus, toilets, accessibility for disabled people, guided visit in other languages (French, English & German)
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