Israeli Involvement With Winner of New Guinness World Record Category

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There’s a new Guinness World Record category – highest vineyard – and the winner is in Tibet.

Situated at an altitude of 3,563.31 metres above sea level, the ‘Pure Land & Super-high altitude vineyard’ in Cai Na Xiang, Qushui County of Lhasa, Tibet, is the world’s highest vineyard.

Its status was recognised by Guinness World Records adjudicator Iris Hou, who issued the official certificate on 27 Sep 2018.

‘The record was the first ever set for “highest vineyard”,’ a spokesperson for Guinness World Records told DecanterChina.com,the Chinese language sister publication of Decanter.com.

So what makes this Israellycool worthy?

Though high altitudes can yield more sunlight and less risk of disease for viticulture, growers in this area of Tibet can also face severe challenges, such as temperature drops and drought in spring, sunburn on grapes and storms in summer, as well as early frosts in autumn and sandstorms in winter.

Techniques used to cope with the conditions include dry farming in spring, relatively late picking and irrigation systems imported from Israel.

Reason #345 to not boycott Israel: you could otherwise miss out on a world record.



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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.