The grapes are grown at nearly 11,700 feet above sea level.

By Mike Pomranz
Updated October 03, 2018
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Wine aficionados love to talk about the importance of terroir. Now, if you’re searching for the highest terroir, the world has a new king. For the first time ever, Guinness World Records has awarded the title of “world’s highest vineyard,” and the designation has gone to a vineyard in a country you probably haven’t tasted many wines from… Tibet.

At 11,690 feet above sea level (officially 3,563.31 meters or over 2.2 miles high), the “Pure Land & Super-High Altitude Vineyard” in Cai Na Xiang, Qushui County of Lhasa, Tibet, has been certified as operating at the highest altitude. The vineyard, which was planted in 2012, reportedly occupies about a quarter-square-mile of land on the Tibet P