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Beris Lake Vineyard


The Vineyard

Beris Lake Vineyard is the first grapes vineyard in northern part of Kedah. Its location is in Sik, Kedah. Its place is in rural area and far from Sik town. The road distance from Sik town to the vineyard is about 12km. If you come from North-South Expressway, take the road to Gurun by entering the Gurun Toll Plaza. Then, you should follow signboard to Sik and Beris Lake. Just follow Beris Lake signboard as your benchmark. The vineyard is just near the Beris Lake.
This place was not on my itinerary but I was glad I found it since I've never been to one before. Honestly, I have never heard of this vineyard before. I've always associated vineyards with winemaking (as opposed to a grape farm; turned out they're the same) so I was curious to find out more about this place.
Surely enough, there was no winemaking there, so Muslims are welcome to explore and learn about grape planting. The vineyard was a beauty. And the grapes were delicious; fresh, big, crunchy and juicy. They cultivate: Black Opal, Black Grape, White Malaga and Loose Pelite give the consumer a variety of unique tastes and flavours.
I highly recommend going there. I might even consider driving all the way up there from KL just to buy their grapes. Yeah they were that good.

They have been operational since 2007. Entrance fee is RM6 for adults and RM3 for children under 12. Besides keychains, magnets, t-shirts and mugs, they also sell cordials, jams and even soaps and lotions that are made from their very own grapes. And if you visit the cafe, they sell grape karipap and popiah.

I thought they would taste weird but they were fine. You could taste a hint of sweetness from the grapes; apart from that, they tasted like any other karipap and popiah. The juice tasted good though. Especially on a hot afternoon. They've also just opened a strawberry farm, although it's still in its trial phase so they're not selling any yet. I wonder how they'd taste like, hopefully as sweet as their grapes.

They have 1000 grape trees in 4 acre land located in Telaga Batu. Sungai Senang, which has an area of about 30 acre, also full with 6000 grape trees planted by their skilled workers. Beris Lake Vineyard's team is focuses on producing grapes that provide a tremendous eating experience for their customers. You can be confident that in addition to great looks and great flavor the grapes are also great for your health.
You have also the opportunity to grab and experience of buying grapes by plucking the grape yourself at the Vineyard. Price of grape depends on the types and quantity to be purchased. Visitor must buy grape that have been plucked.
Grapes are well nutritious and valuable with abundance curative agents. It has high content of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C. It also contains many health-promoting flavonoids.

Here are many more health benefits among others of grapes or its juice:

  • Constipation: Grape juice is a mild laxative and helps clear up the bowels.

  • Fever: Drink grape juice consistently to reduce fever. It would also help relieve fatigue and provide energy to the body.

  • Indigestion: A gentle and natural home remedy for indigestion.

  • Migraine: Certain compounds in grapes make this miracle juice powerfully effective in relieving headaches and migraine.

  • Skin: The highly cleansing properties of grape juice and the high vitamin C content are very beneficial for the skin and helps reduce acne

 


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  Ben van Wijnen

 

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