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Jordan

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Already in biblical Times was operated in the Jordan Valley viticulture. The nomadic people of the Nabataeans founded 150 BC. The Kingdom of Nabataea with the capital Petra in present-day Jordan. Wine presses and murals found in this town suggest a wine culture that started under Roman rule from 63 BC. Was maintained further. Today, 90% of the inhabitants are Muslims, viticulture is operated to a small extent by the Christian minority. In 2012, the vineyard covered 4,000 hectares, of which, above all table grapes to be produced. Part of it is also for the brandy arrack used. The vineyards are located in the region around the Bible several times mentioned city Madaba about 30 kilometers south of the capital Amman. It will be the Keltersorten Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay. Merlot. Muscat Blanc. Pinot gris and Sauvignon Blanc cultured. About the Wine production volumes nothing is known.

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