Did you know that ? The Dalai Lama owns the smallest vineyard in the world

It is in the heart of Switzerland that the smallest vineyard in the world is located. It is the vineyard of Farinet, which is only 1618 m² (about 4 basketball courts). 

Located in Saillon, in the canton of Valais, Switzerland, its 3 vines produce a few deciliters of must (unfermented grape juice), which is blended with a good vintage offered by one or the other owner-winemaker in order to produce 1,000 numbered bottles, sold for the benefit of children’s associations. 

The other particularity of this vineyard is that it is owned by the Dalai Lama. It was in August 1999, during a visit to Saillon, that Abbé Pierre, the former owner, gave the Dalai Lama the smallest vineyard in the world, which he still owns

Now you know!

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