Maud fell in love with natural wine from her first glass, “it opens up your mind and takes you on a trip.” So in 2015, she began to import natural wines in the Netherlands. Today, Maud is now the proud owner of Blije Wijnen wine shop & bar in the Fenix Food Factory of Rotterdam!
Blije Wijnen neighbors a sourdough bakery, Dutch cheesemaker, bookstore, and craft beer bar who are all part of the space that make up a thriving atmosphere – and there are DJ’s too! Once a month, Maud invites a winemaker who she works with to join them for a tasting, course, and a little party. Maud says, “I truly believe in my winemakers and their wines so I think people will come to our place because they only want the best!”
Even with restrictions, the factory seats 100 inside and 150 on the waterfront terrace. Check it out on the Raisin map Rotterdam, and raise a glass with Maud for us!