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Ethiopia

The landlocked country with the capital Addis Ababa is located in the north-east of Africa. In the period 980 BC to 1974 it was a monarchy under the name Abyssinia. Grape wine has been known here since the 3rd century, the national drink is honey wine. Depending on the altitude, there are three climatic zones: the tropical-hot zone up to 1,800 metres, where two harvests are possible for fruit, the warm-moderate zone from 1,800 to 2,500 metres, and the cool zone above 2,500 metres above sea level. At higher altitudes, the climate is relatively well suited for viticulture, with sufficient rainfall. The first winery established here in 1943 was Awash in the capital Addis Ababa. In the meantime, the French multinational Castel Frères has also invested. In 2016, 169 hectares of vineyards were designated. The grape variety list (statistics Kym Anderson):

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