Highest altitude vineyards?

Published by Sally on July 5, 2016
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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.

Nerd notes:

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One Response to “Highest altitude vineyards?”


    Good evening
    Please note that in Cyprus there are vineyards up to 1500 meters. We own the highest vineyard among all the wineries in Cyprus at 1480 at Petralona region, Agros village. There is an eve higher elevation vineyard than ours at 1520 belonging to an independant vinegrower. Should you be interested I can give you the coordinates and you google it to check for yourself


    Costas Tsiakkas

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