Colruyt Group starts Belgian organic viticulture

Supermarket group Colruyt has started producing its own Belgian organic wine, a first among Belgian supermarkets. The first bottles should be on the shelves by 2026, the company announced in a press release on Thursday.

In Frasnes-lez-Anvaing, Hainaut, four hectares have already been planted with vines. Another five hectares will be added next year. In time, Belgium's largest supermarket group wants to produce around 70,000 bottles of organic wine each year.

This first winemaking phase is dedicated to white grape varieties: Muscaris, Souvignier Gris and Johanniter. Next year, red grape varieties will also be added, including Cabarnet Noir, Carbernet Jura, Satin Noir and Pinot Kors.



Related news

Website preview
Five Belgian wines win medals at Brussels Concours Mondial
Five Belgian wines have won medals at the Brussels Concours Mondial, known as the world championship of wine. More than 10,000 wines from around the world took part in the prestigious competition, where France, in particular, was able to highlight its wine culture with 560 medals.
Website preview
Belgian wine production on the rise due to climate change
Climate change has disrupted traditional methods of winemaking and has seen production in Belgium quadruple in the last 10 years. The change in the weather now makes Belgium a genuine ‘wine country’.
Website preview
2022 was record year for Belgian winemakers
Belgian wine production reached record highs in 2022, the federal government's Economy Department reported on Wednesday. Compared to 2021, a year in which production volumes declined, production doubled to 3 million litres.

Get updates in your mailbox

By clicking "Subscribe" I confirm I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy.


Belga News Agency delivers dependable, rapid and high-quality information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from Belgium and abroad to all Belgian media. The information covers all sectors, from politics, economics and finance to social affairs, sports and culture, not to mention entertainment and lifestyle.

Every day, our journalists and press photographers produce hundreds of photos and news stories, dozens of online information items, plus audio and video bulletins, all in both national languages. Since the end of March 2022 English has been added as a language.

For public institutions, businesses and various organisations that need reliable information, Belga News Agency also offers a comprehensive range of corporate services to meet all their communication needs.


Arduinkaai 29 1000 Brussels