The vineyard of Le Domaine du Ry d'Argent

Le Domaine du Ry d'Argent is situated on a superb south facing hillside, in the countryside around Namur, between the Sambre and Meuse rivers. It owes its name to the stream that runs at the foot of the vineyard.

The vines are situated at a height of 160 metres. The vineyard, created between 2005 and 2007 by the Baele family, comprises 5 hectares of vines. If ones adds to that the neighbouring domaine du Chenoy, one might say that Bovesse has the largest surface area of vines owned by any single landholder in Belgium.

Wallonia, which shares characteristics with the neighbouring Champagne region, boasts a fine wine making history, with a golden age from the 13th to the 16th century.

Come and discover the vineyard planted with 5 grape varieties, see all the stages of work on the vineyard from the grapes to the wine, visit the wine cellar, and taste the cuvée of "new style" wines.

 Le vignoble du Ry d'Argent en hiver

The terrain is ideal: it offers a directly south facing hillside, "bordered at the bottom by a screen of hedging, which favours the emergence of a temperate microclimate, sheltered from strong winds. At the top of the plot, the wine grower has planted a row of charms, intended to fulfil the same function. The land is also rich with shale rocks. The vineyard profits from these advantages when the sun decides to shine. The view from the top is unobstructed. In the distance stands the rocky outcrop of the citadel, whose fortifications at the summit are just visible."

Of the 5 hectares, 4 are planted with red grape varieties (régent, cabernet-jura and Dornfelder), and one with white (Solaris). The grape varieties are German. They can cope with harsher and less sunny weather.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Bank holidays: please book in advance, via the contact form or by telephone

Tour of the vineyard and wine tasting of 4 wines of your choice. Visit a minimum of 10 people.

Booking required. The tour includes:

the vineyard,
the wine cellar,
explanations of the processes for making red, white and rosé wine and sparkling wine,
a wine tasting of 4 Domaine du Ry d’Argent wines of your choice.

Tour duration: +/- 1hrs 30min
Price: €10 (inc. VAT) per person

Contact Le Domaine du Ry d’Argent to book a tour of the vineyard or a wine tasting of Belgian wines

Rue de la Distillerie, 51, B-5081 Bovesse (Namur) – Belgium –
Telephone +32 (0)81.56.65.45

Next to Le Domaine du Chenoy