Highest altitude vineyards?

Published by Sally on July 5, 2016

Originally published in 2015 by The Drinks Business as part of a longer article.

Are these the top dozen countries with the highest altitude vineyards?

Country Region Producer Altitude

metres above sea level (asl)

1 Argentina Upper Calchaqui Valley, Salta Colomé 3,100
2 Chile Elqui Falernia 2,500
3 China Yunnan LVMH 2,300 – 2,600
4 USA Colorado,

West Elks AVA

Terror Creek Winery 1,950
5 Lebanon IXSIR 1,700
6 Spain Tenerife,           DO Abona Bodega Frontos 1,650
7 Mexico Casa Madero 1,500 – 1,700
8 Brazil Santa Catarina Vinícola Hiragami 1,427
9 Australia New England, NSW Flower’s Black Mountain 1,300
10 Italy Val d’Aosta 1,250
11 Cyprus Kyperounda 1,100 – 1,400
12 Greece Metsovo Katogi Averoff 1,000 – 1,300

Sources: compiled by the author with unreserved and grateful thanks to folk at many generic and promotional bodies, including of countries not making the cut.
NB: excludes Aurelio Montes’ experimental <1ha recently planted in Peru at 3,000m
NB: Just missing the cut: South Africa and Switzerland, both with vineyards at 1,150m.

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