Fodor's Expert Review Sababay Winery
Who would imagine there is winemaking in Bali but the the local Sababay Winery uses Bali-grown grapes, part of its commitment to grassroots partnerships. Visitors to its winery, about 20 minutes up the coast northeast of Sanur, can see up to a half-million liters (130,000 gallons) of juice being processed into 10,000 bottles a day of its Black Velvet, White Velvet and Pink Blossom varieties, formulated by Sababay's French winemaker. These so-called New Latitude wines are meant to be poured young, so there's not an oak cask in sight. Sababay aims to revitalize grape growing in North Bali through its Farmer Partnership Agreement, paying higher crop prices to planters that follow its agricultural methods. Visits to vineyards near Lovina can also be arranged.