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