The Philippines has a wide variety of fruits that we export to countries around the world. Topmost are bananas, pineapples, and mangoes.
In July of this year, the Asian Fruit Market was opened in Davao City and is envisioned to be the biggest fruit market in Asia.
On a recent trip to South Cotabato, the Aviary Restaurant at The Farm at Carpenter Hill had bottles of South Tropics wine on their tables. I was happy to learn that these were locally processed by Ma’am Luz Taposok from the University of Southern Mindanao in Kabacan, Cotabato.
Some fruits used were familiar like mango, pineapple, mangosteen, and passion fruit. The new ones were the calabash, star apple, guyabano, and rambutan.
The process is organic, uses fruits available in the local areas and markets, and made by the newly-appointed national head of the Agricultural Training Institute.
With these spiked fruits, dining is even more delightful. So why not pair your meal with delicious and proudly-Filipino wines today?
How to Get There:
Major airlines fly daily to General Santos City from Manila. Koronadal is an hour away by land from General Santos City. From Koronadal city proper, ride the tricycle to The Farm.
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photo from PhilRice Tapuy Rice Wine FB page