Visit to the Vilain Castle vineyard and wine estate

Would you like to brush up your knowledge of Limburg wine during an original group activity in Maasmechelen? Then look no further. Head out with René, Pol, or Jean and let them share their passion with you.

“René picked us up at the church square in Leut with the covered wagon for an outing among friends that Ine organised. The mood was high, even though we didn’t really know what we were going to do at that point. We drove through Leut for a while until we reached one of the vineyards,” says Melissa. “What once began as a hobby grew into an estate of almost 3 ha with 10,000 vines. We have a few small vineyards in the vicinity of the Vilain XIIII Castle in picturesque Leut. This is one of the larger vineyards,” explains René. He is proud of what the friends have built together. They have known each other for many years and share a passion for wine and viticulture.


“We sampled a glass right there in the vineyard before we rode to the Vilain XIIII Castle in the covered wagon. The three friends mature their wines in oak casks in the Castle’s cellars located in this idyllic spot. The bottles of white, red, and sparkling wine are also stored here. René provides an in-depth explanation of the process they go through before you can enjoy a glass of wine. “Everyone was very fascinated. René does this with great passion. It’s nice to be able to listen to him,” says Robbie.


Guided tours and tastings are organised for groups of maximum 20 people and minimum 10 people. Both walking tours and covered wagon tours are possible, but must be booked in advance.  “The tour and tasting with the covered wagon ride comes highly recommended. Leut is a very cosy and quiet village. You don’t feel like you’re in Belgium when you get into the covered wagon and bump your way towards the vineyard,” Melissa concludes.

Wine castle and vineyard
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