Everything breathes wine at the Dormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg
Opening – The first wine bottles have been uncorked at Dormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg and the first hotel guests woke up in their private wine domain. Last weekend the themed hotel and restaurant on the Stationsstraat in Valkenburg opened its doors for the first time. The former family hotel Tummers has undergone a metamorphosis and has been transformed into a wine hotel. The new owner developed a unique concept for this in cooperation with South Limburg winemakers and international wine companies. The CEO of Dormio Resorts & Hotels, Roel de Boer describes it concisely as “everything here breathes wine”.
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Dormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg
The 44 hotel rooms and apartments have the signature of as many wine producers, each adding their own touch to the interior. The first floor houses The Wine Restaurant and The Wine Bar, as well as the Wine Showroom and shop. There is a choice of 170 wines, including 15 daily changing open wines. The kitchen offers a ‘tasting menu’ of wine & tapas, shared dining dishes and full evening gourmet menus. Starting in September, wine events and tastings will be organized in the yet-to-be-opened wine cellar. The hotel is prominently located opposite the oldest train station in the Netherlands, right in the middle of the touristic city Valkenburg. Dormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg is surrounded by the beautiful South Limburg hilly landscape.
Discover wines from 42 wineries
Dormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg found the wine partners close to home. First of all, 13 winemakers from the South of Limburg Mergelland region. It is the first time that so many winemakers from this area present themselves together with their typical regional wines that now enjoy international recognition. It concerns larger companies such as the well-known Apostelhoeve and St. Martinus, but also small-scale companies are participating. The renowned winery Robbers & Van den Hoogen is the neighbor of the Dormio Group in Arnhem and shares its vision of quality, hospitality and ‘joie de vivre’. In the Dormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg they represent international wine companies, mainly ‘classics’ from the traditional French wine culture, including Moët and Chandon. The German family company WeinBaum is the third wine partner and a familiar one at Dormio Resort Eifeler Tor. This winery represents the Geisenheim Connection, a collection of innovative German wines, from winemakers and composers who know each other from their studies at the German wine university of the same name. In addition, they represent Austrian and Italian winemakers. Together, the 42 partners present 170 different wines. Dormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg thus offers guests and visitors an unparalleled voyage of discovery into the world of wines. The beginner is helped on his way, the enthusiast broadens his horizon, the connoisseur tastes the difference.
Transformation into an exclusive wine hotel
The former family hotel with its characteristic tower has been completely renovated. The 4-star Superior Thematic Hotel Dormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg has 44 comfortable hotel rooms and apartments, some with wellness facilities. The rooms are characterized by a modern styling with supporting color black. Each wine partner was given the opportunity to add their own touches to the interior. Picture walls, color schemes and specific attributes create the atmosphere of the respective wine domain. Two apartments are furnished as wine museum and wine library respectively. The Museum Room is a small branch of the Dutch Wine Museum in Arnhem. The latter also made the more than 400 wine books available for The Library Room.
Combination wine and food at the Dormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg
For Dormio Wijnhotel Valkenburg, Miranda Wennekes was recruited as wine specialist. She followed various courses and learned the craft of winemaking in Burgundy, Alsace and Australia. Miranda is responsible for the management of the wine collection, gives explanation and advice on wine and food and organizes wine events, theme wine evenings, winemaker’s evenings, tastings and visits to the Mergelland wineries. Together with chef Mick Bos, a varied, changing menu is put together. “There is so much variety in wines in the house. We want to play with classic and surprising combinations of wines and dishes. But we also like to leave the choice of a type of wine or grape to our guests and then look for a nice match,” says the wine specialist. The Wine Bar serves a choice of bottled wines and daily changing open wines. The menu includes a selection of wines and tapas. At The Wine Restaurant, guests can go for an approachable shared dining dinner or an evening-long gourmet experience. The restaurant seats over a hundred guests in total. The covered terrace offers another 40 seats.
We recently also wrote about the Dormio Resort Maastricht.
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