Winery production in Sagada started just recently, some time in the year 2006. It became a popular hobby, as growing demands from tourists emerged.
Before the production of wines became popular, the single most popular alcoholic beverage aside from that Ginebra gin or beer is the “Tapey” or “Tapuey.” It is a wind fermented from a red sticky rice.
These different wines sold in almost all Sagada souvenir shops are made from a variety of fruits and plants.
Sagada produces a handful of unique fruits and vegetables however, there is a problem regarding its market and that these fruits are available only for a single season of the year.
Manufacturing them to wines is a great way of preserving their existence and increasing their market value. The use of these unique fruits and plants in wine production increases its demands thereby leading to the maintenance of these fruit trees. Along this process is the generation of income for the locals.
- GABAY Wines
- SEEKA Wines
- PITIK Wines