Sunday, April 10, 2011

The most surprising vineyard - in Najran!

The most surprising vineyard, originally uploaded by CharlesFred.

I really wasn't expecting to find vineyards in the south of Saudi Arabia, to be honest, but here they are in the wide wadi of Najran. The garpes, of course, are not used to make wine but to make sultanas, which are often added to rice to increase the flavour. There is always something wonderful about vineyards and they are so often to be found in the most beautiful parts of theworld. I will be expecting to see the first buds appearing on my grapevine when I get home (which I am now hoping will be on Wednesday),


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