Moderne grape varieties
In the Netherlands, both classic grape varieties are grown, as well as modern, more resistant grape varieties. In terms of classic grape varieties, we see Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling or Pinot gris. But modern, resistant grape varieties such as the Regent, Cabernet cortis, Souvignier gris and Johanitter are on the rise. These grape varieties are often developed in Germany or Switzerland and offer increasingly better protection against mildew, downy mildew and botrytus. This means that much less pesticides are needed and sustainable viticulture is possible. In addition, these varieties ripen earlier, which means that viticulture in Northern areas is now possible.
Cabernet cortis, Laurot, Monarch, Muscaris, Sauvitage and Souvignier gris will be planted at Domein Bergen in 2021.