The grapevine can also grow at very high altitudes. The highest vineyards in the world are located at an incredible 3,111 metres above sea level. However, the examples given below are absolute exceptions. The ideal conditions for vine growing in terms of altitude and latitude are found in the so-called vine belts. The environmental conditions such as soil type, climate and weather are described under the keywords vine and winegrowing worthiness. In any case, high-altitude winegrowing areas are hardly affected by climate change.
For other records see also under largest wine region/area, smallest vineyards & areas under vines, northernmost vineyard, southernmost vineyard and steepest vineyard. For a complete list of keywords relevant to vines, please refer to vineyard area.