Is found in the horn of Africa, bordering Somalia, Kenya, Sudan.
Vines have been grown in this ancient land for centuries but in the present days there are just a few wineries that took a chance and made it happen. Awash winery is one of the oldest to produce wine since 1940.
Ethiopia could not even be in your mind when it comes to wine production, especially when Ethiopia is home to the hottest place on Earth, where daytime temperatures can reach 50°C or above in summer, Danakil Depression. Crazy as it sounds, they are growing grapes for a very long time. For centuries, people of Ethiopia paid tributes and taxes to kings in grapes.
Overwater bungalows, Three Waterfalls, Maui’s Beach……shall I mention more? The most beautiful destination for a vacation in French Polynesia, the South Pacific archipelago. This stunning and figure-8 shaped island is also home to one and only, just one actually, vineyard on the island called Vin de Tahiti. You must give them lots of credit to this as they make up to 40,000 bottles per year, which they mainly export to the nearest country, New Zealand.
This tropical island found floating in the Indian Ocean, home to the mighty Baobabs, beautiful migration of the Humpback Whales and of course our old time favourite and royalty King Julien XIII.
Due to the tropical weather that we all love but vines are not enjoying too much, only the southern part of the island is able to hold the weather for grape growing. The wine industry in Madagascar in general is still facing difficulties of its own but slowly is getting into the market.
This boreal forests and glaciated mountains country was once thought as the impossible country to grow grapes as temperatures were low and unpredictable. The newest wine country in the wine book is here by chance and because of human error; CLIMATE CHANGE. As sad as it sounds, they saw the good in the bad, plant some vines and they succeed in bottling first wines somewhere in 2005. Controversy or not, some wines are quite a good quality, such as http://www.cehlinvingard.se/ , https://www.fredholmsvin.se/, and my favourite http://fladievinproduktion.se/
''At the end of the day, you really can’t make a wrong choice.
As long as you pay attention to what it is that you don’t like about a wine
each bottle will get you closer to what you do like.
Take it one glass at a time!''