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Sitting tall

A Tibetan vineyard has been declared the highest in the world in the 2019 edition of the Guinness Book of Records.

The vineyard, in Tibet’s Cai Na Xiang in Lhasa, rests 3,563 metres above sea-level and grows Vidal, Muscat and Bei Bing Hong grape varieties across 67 Hectares.

In achieving its place in the Guinness Book of Records, the ‘Pure Land & Super-High Altitude Vineyard’ out-heighted the Altura Maxima vineyard in Salta Province, Argentina, commonly regarded up to now as being the world’s highest vineyard but only standing 3,111 metres tall.

From a grape height: workers in the Cai Na Xiamg vineyard in Lhasa, the highest vineyard in the world.

From a grape height: workers in the Cai Na Xiamg vineyard in Lhasa, the highest vineyard in the world.

 

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