Our unique story
from grape to spirit
From winegrape to spirit, on Belgian soil
Hans Van Daele, a flavour and extraction technologist, partner of Elikzir and winelover, has explored the possible valorisation of grape residues in the Belgian viticulture since 2017.
The Bel’Uva idea comes to life when he meets the passionate winegrower Prof. dr. G. Houben on his domain Hoenshof, in the wine region GOB Haspengouw. A fruitful collaboration leads to the first development of a top Belgian alcoholic and non-alcoholic spirit range, with its mature winegrape varieties, originating from the micro climate and Flanders southern hills of marl and loam.
The launch of an unique type of winegrape gins, based on Pinot blanc and Muscaris grapes, provide an authentic aroma.
By valorising this winegrape lees on the Belgian slopes, we create a sustainable viticulture that minimises the ecological footprint.
Every year, different varieties of grapes are vinified, which means that the creativity for new product development is unlimited. We produce the spirit with an artisan pot distillation unit and by selecting an exquisite range of botanicals, which provide this unique complex aroma.
Join the Bel’Uva Club and enjoy the sensory experience of these unique handcrafted winegrape spirits, rich in delicate aromas from local Belgian soil.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic spirits
Sustainable viticulture of the grape streams
Year after year a variety of red and white grapes of Belgian soil
Seasonal authentic taste – flavour profile
Unlimited creativity - many winegrapes for sensoric experiences
Handcrafted traditional batch production
Collection of an exquisite range Belgian winegrape spirits
40° alcoholic gin spirit - colourless
500 ml type wine bottle, with unique batch and vintage
Label art design: 2-colours
- slight green refers to white grapes
- purple refers to red grapes
Branded Bel’Uva cork
The craftship process
The winegrape lees (grape peel and flesh) from Belgian soil ensures a very aromatic spirit. This noble secondary co-product gives the guarantee for a substainable viticulture.
The natural yeasts from the winegrapes modify the noble juice into a fermented liquid, with delicate and fruity flavours, ready for distillation.
The typical winegrape aromas are very volatile, the knowledge of the distiller ensures that these components are preserved in a unique delicate fruity spirit base
Depending on the types of winegrapes, Elikzir mixes different exquisite botanicals into a harmonic and sensoric experience that stirs the taste buds of the consumer
The stylistic winegrape label, designed by a Belgian artist-illustrator, demonstrates the unique character of the Bel'Uva concept