How would you like to visit a vineyard with a mini golf course? Don’t go too far as a new farm tourism site just 20 minutes from Cagayan de Oro is now on soft opening. ABALDE’S GRAPES FARM AND FUN is located in Upper Purok 1, Barangay Loguilo, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental. It is said to be the province’s first vineyard.

NOTE: AS OF POSTING TIME, ALL THE GRAPES HAVE BEEN HARVESTED. THE NEXT PRUNING WILL BE IN MAY-JUNE THIS YEAR.

GETTING THERE. The landmark is a heavy equipment yard along the National Highway some 400 meters away from Monark Foundation. Just follow the road beside it. The farm is just some 200 meters from the highway. See map below.

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There are tarps along the highway leading to the farm.

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Here’s an aerial shot of the farm with respect to the National Highway.

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There are no entrance fee at the moment as there are still farm components to be completed.

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The small vineyard is just along the 2-lane concrete barangay road.

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Pergolas for the grapevines have beams with low clearances that if you’re about 5’2 or taller, you’ll have to duck to avoid hitting your head.

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The vineyard has 3 varieties of grapes namely Anjota, Hope and Joy.

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Accordingly, during its grand opening sometime in May this year, visitors can pick grapes for a fee.

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Meanwhile, part of the 18-hole mini golf course feature is already playable. About 8 holes are still being landscaped.

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You can test your putting skills…

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Each hole also has some funny taglines perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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Here are more aerial shots. You can see the layout of the mini golf course beside the farm.

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Check it out.

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