Sabile Wine Hill

Sabile Wine Hill is unique given the fact it is officially the world’s most northern open-air vineyard, as mentioned in Guinness World Record Book. The top of the hill is around 34 m above the town and the Abava River overlooking Sabile, the Abava River and  Pedvāle.

Sabile Wine Hill can be definitely considered the symbol of Sabile; moreover, you can see a bunch of grapes in the coat of arms of Sabile.

Sabile Wine Hill is unique, because it has been registered in Guinness Book of World Records as the most northern open-air vineyard in the world. The peak of the hill is approximately 34 metres above the city and the level of the Abava River.

The total area of the garden is 1.5 hectares. New vines are regularly being added to the existing ones, there are approximately 30 different varieties of vines and about 800 plants there. The majority of varieties have been created by the famous Latvian plant breeder Pauls Sukatnieks (1914-1989). The variety named “Zilga” is the most popular. You can also find such exotic plants as peaches, apricots and walnuts in the Wine Hill.

In 2018 the landscape of Abava River Valley from Sabile Wine Hill was chosen as one of the 50 Latvian landscape treasures in the project “Landscape treasures”.

It’s not possible to buy the wine of the grapes from the Wine Hill of Sabile because the Wine Hill belongs to local government and according to the Latvian laws it can’t sell alcohol. And the wine is made in small amounts. The Wine Festival at the end of July, which we celebrate since 1999, is the only possibility to taste this wine.

Working hours:
15 th May till 30th September: every day from 10.00 – 18.00, on Mondays 10.00 – 16.00.
1st October till 14th May: on Saturdays and Sundays closed, on working days please call +371 27841827 (Sabile Tourist Information Center, Pilskalna iela 6).

Entrance fee:
From 20th August till 30th September: adults 1,50 EUR, children and pensioners 0,70 EUR.
From 1st October till 19th August: adults 0,70 EUR, children and pensioners 0,40 EUR.

It’s not possible to buy the wine of the grapes from the Wine Hill of Sabile because the Wine Hill belongs to local government and according to the Latvian laws it can’t sell alcohol. And the wine is made in small amounts. The Wine Festival at the end of July, which we celebrate since 1999, is the only possibility to taste this wine.

Offer to newlyweds – plant a vine on the Wine Hill in Sabile!

Sabiles Vīna kalns, Kalna iela, Sabile, Talsu novads
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