World’s most extreme vineyards

Les Amis de Farinet – Switzerland

DSC09862-768x1024Owned by the Dalai Lama himself, Les Amis de Farinet in Switzerland’s mountainous Valais region is the world’s smallest registered vineyard made up of just three vines.

Growing Pinot Noir and Chasselas, each year 1,000 bottles of wine are produced, blended from grapes sourced from other vineyards, and sold at auction to raise around $35,000 for different charitable causes.

5 Responses to “World’s most extreme vineyards”

  1. Raul says:

    You are missing the extreme slopes of Ribeira Sacra in Galicia, Spain.

  2. Zane Katsikis says:

    How about the deep volcanic ash dust of Santorini, Greece? These ‘soils’ make one of world’s finest white wines from the Asyrtico variety-grown on Santorini for at least 2500 years.

  3. Mike says:

    The craziness that is Madeira is also unrepresented.

  4. Lisa says:

    What about the basalt vineyards on Pico island in the Azores?

  5. Colin Smith says:

    and I would add the Volcano vineyard on the big island of Hawaii. The name says it all.

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