Alcohol in Jordan


Even though Jordan is largely a Muslim country, drinking alcohol is not a social taboo; it is readily available in restaurants and hotels. There are also bars in tourist areas and some of the major cities particularly those with a significant Christian community.



Jordan has one of the oldest wine making histories in the world; there are several references to Holy Land wine in the Bible. The climate and soils are well suited to quality grape production, yet until recently there were no vineyards of international repute.

The emergence of Omar Zumot's St George label has changed this and brought Jordan to the attention of wine experts.


St George uses natural production techniques without pesticides or artificial fertilisers. Visits to their vineyards include a guided tour with an introduction to wine making and a tasting session.