Nipa Wine Distillery

Nipa Wine Distillery, Butuan: Address, Phone Number, Nipa Wine Distillery Reviews: 2.5/5

Nipa Wine Distillery
2.5
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Addicted2Asia
USA130 contributions
Dec 2011 • Couples
There is no single "Nipa Wine Distillery" as such. Contrary to what you might gather from the guide books and other sources, there are many Distilleries located in the low, swampy area northwest of Butuan City where the Nipa grows in abundance. The people there welcome you openly as they do not get many foreign visitors. Not much english is spoken, however. Most of them are accessible only by walking though the area on wet, muddy paths, but a couple can be reached by trike.

These are small family operations and gives you a glimpse into everyday life of these people. Yes, the area is rustic and not very clean, but this is the reality of the conditions these people live under. They make the "wine" the same way they did 200 years ago and perhaps longer! I received samples when asked and was able to purchase from several of the distilleries I visited.

If your looking for a sanitized tourist experience, don't go. If you want to experience the true culture and lifestyle of these people, then definitely make the journey.
Written February 18, 2012
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gsm1cox
Florida USA98 contributions
Dec 2011
off the beat and path, not worth a visit they still make wine there but nothing to sell or samples there, dirty so I would of tried anyway due to how dirty and upkept the place was.
Written December 22, 2011
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