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Valle del Saquenzipa

Colombia's Wine Country

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Located at 7,000 feet above sea level and blessed with warm sunny days, cool nights and pH neutral soil rich in calcium and potassium carbonates, the Valle del Saquenzipa in Boyacá, Colombia is a perfect spot for viniculture. Three wineries are located in the valley. The most prominent of these is the 23 acre winery Viñedo Ain-Karim (from the Hebrew for "rich soil") founded by the late Don Pablo Toro in the late 1980s. Today the tradition of producing award-winning wines is continued by the Toro family. The winery has an annual production of over 25,000 bottles.

The Viñedo Ain-Karim is located just outside the historic colonial town of Villa de Leyva about ten kilometers outside of town on the road to Santa Sofía. Tours are available daily from 10 AM to 5 PM. A guided tour runs $10,000 COP (about $4.25 at exchange rates current in early 2015).

Posted by Charles Lemos 13:17 Archived in Colombia Tagged mountains wine colombia travel_in_colombia colombian_cuisine food_writing

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