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Sabile is located in the most beautiful and deepest part of the ancient valley of the River Abava. Approximately in the 13th-14th century traders and craftsmen formed a village in this place.
Sabile Old Town
The Old Town fascinates its visitors with a special aura of history surrounding different decorative elements of residential buildings, old tile roofs, old street pavement and general atmosphere of the small town.
Sabile offers many romantic places where to pause, take time and watch the landscape of the small town, as well as many interesting sights from which to draw inspiration and energy for future.
Sabile Wine Hill
Sabile Wine Hill is the town symbol and has also been included in the Guiness World Record Book as the most northerly vineyard in the world.
The 34-meter high hill is 1.5 hectares in area, and has approximately 25 varieties of grapes growing on it.
Next to the grapevines grow other exotic fruit trees and plants, like, for example, peach trees, apricot trees and walnut-trees.
Sabile Wine Festival
Sabile has organized Wine Hills annual town festival each summer (final weekend of July) since 1999. The festival always gathers many of Latvia’s winemakers, who organize a wide variety of wine tastings.
History of Wine Hill
Sabile Wine Hill was first established between the 14th and 16th centuries. During the reign of Duke Jacob (middle 17th century), the wine culture in Sabile was supplemented by new sorts and grape growing was expanded.