Introducing Premium Ethiopian Wines

Addis Eats

When we first arrived in Ethiopia in 2011 we could never have imagined we’d be drinking premium quality wines made in Ethiopia. Little did we know that in 2007 the Castel family, in private consultations with the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, had agreed to a 520 million birr (about $55 million USD) investment to create the country’s first premier vineyard in the beautiful lake town of Ziway, located just 160 km south of Addis Ababa. And boy, are we happy that happened!

Cuvee Prestige Chardonnay Cuvee Prestige Chardonnay

To celebrate the release of the 2014 vintage, AddisEats is excited to announce that we now offer wine tastings as an add-on to our food tours. You can read more about them here.

Before the Rift Valley Wines were introduced, the wine options in Ethiopia were slim. South African, Italian and French wines were imported but taxed heavily. So a cheap bottle still cost…

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