In the small town of Sabile in the centre of the western Kurland Peninsula is the northernmost vineyard in the world at 57th latitude (Guinness - Book of Records). The winegrowing tradition on this mountain dates back to the 16th century. It comprises only 1.5 hectares of vineyard area. There is even a wine festival every year. The extent of the total vine area is not known. The volume of wine production in 2012 was 22,000 hectolitres. A frost hardy vine bred for local climatic conditions is Zilga.