Best Wines in Bali | Balinese friends
So if you are a wine lover, keep reading!
We’ll introduce you to the art of Bali winemaking and give you tips for a fun new experience to spice up your Bali getaway.
Vineyards and Varieties
In the north of Bali, the locals have been growing grapes for centuries. The abundance of sunshine, clear mountain water and the area’s rich volcanic soil make for perfect grape growing conditions. Winemaking in Bali is relatively new, having started in 1994. Extra methods and techniques have advanced, and today there are several renowned wineries, giving you the opportunity to taste the wines of this beautiful tropical island.
Wineries in Bali have seen opportunities in this agriculture and have applied superior production technologies to produce beautiful wines that combine the best of international and local grapes and techniques. Winemaking in Bali is unique due to the tropical climate and it is very interesting to learn about it. Farmers harvest grapes 2-3 times a year, significantly increasing their production!
The grapes grown in Bali are both local and international grape varieties, giving the wines a familiar yet unique palette of flavors. Indonesians generally prefer to drink sweeter wine, so if you love sweet wine, there are some great wines for you to try! But fear not if you prefer dry wine: there is something for every taste.
Wineries to visit:
Hatten Wines is Bali’s original winery, owned by Balinese people, their wine is made from locally grown grapes. The company was founded in 1994 and first became famous for its rosé wine, the perfect wine for warm weather! They now produce a wide range of wines including sparkling, white, red and their iconic Pino de Bali fortified wine. Hatten harvests its grapes 3 times a year and processes over 1,000 tons of grapes a year. They produce dry and sweet wines, so there is something for all tastes.
In addition to their local wines, they also produce the popular “Two Island” wines, made from Australian grapes but produced in Bali. This is truly combining the best of the Two Islands. In the Two Islands range you will find sparkling wines, reds, whites and rosés. There’s even a Black Label Reserve range to try for true wine connoisseurs.
If you’d like to sample their different wine varieties from the Hatten and Two Island ranges, you can choose from three different tastings at your Cellardoor: Balinese, Comparison, or Sweet Lover.
Your Wines & Experiences
If you would like to sample some of the Hattens wine, you can try one of the following experiences. It’s a great way to learn about their winemaking and try a variety of their delicious wines!
The Cellardoor Bali – Where you can do a wine tasting. No reservation necessary, just show up! Private Dining Room: An event space perfect for tastings and private dining. Vineyard Visitor Center – You can visit Hattens Vineyards in North Bali for a vineyard tour and tasting.
– The basement door & private dining room
jl. Ngurah Rai Bypass No.393, Sanur Kauh, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar
– Vineyard Visitor Center
RQ95+Q2X, Jl. Seririt-Gilimanuk, Sanggalangit, Kec. Geroggak, Kabupaten Buleleng
Website: Hatten Wine Adventure
Sababay Winery is located just a 20-minute drive from Sanur and is the perfect place to experience Bali wine. Passionate wine enthusiasts started the winery with a dream of empowering local grape growers, which they have now done successfully for years. Sababay has won countless awards for their wines, and they have even expanded their cellar with a distillery, producing local vodkas and grappa too! Its wines and spirits are produced from local grapes and imported grapes. They produce both dry and sweet wines, including reds, whites, sparkling, rosé and reserve, so there is something for everyone.
Your Wines & Experiences
Sababay Winery has several experiences for you to have a memorable day in their beautiful winery. Imagine a romantic and rustic garden, good company and, of course, good wines: it’s hard to imagine a better way to spend an afternoon.
Tour and Tasting: You can see their production facilities and taste a variety of their wines. Wine in your garden: Taste local cheese and other specialties to pair with wine tasting. Tour and Dine: If you want a meal paired with your tasting. Sip of Love: If you want to share a romantic picnic-style tasting. with chocolate and other sweets. Picnic Basket: Enjoy a bottle of wine in the winery’s garden with snacks and tropical fruits.
ADDRESS: Jalan Professor Doktor Ida Bagus Mantra No.333X Keramas, Medahan, Kec. Blahbatuh, Kabupaten Gianyar
Website: Sababay Winery
Enjoy wine in paradise
We hope you feel inspired to try some local Bali wine! If you don’t have time to engage with a wine tasting or cellar tour, don’t worry, you still have plenty of opportunities to sample the wines. Many restaurants serve a variety of local wines. Another opportunity to try the local wines is to visit one of the island’s many wine and liquor stores, which sell a wide variety of local wines, including those from Hatten and Sababay.
Opting for local options while in Bali is a great way to try something new and exciting, and by doing so you’re also supporting local businesses – win-win! So why not go for a wine tasting or a bottle of local wine and taste a little bit of paradise?
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