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Hua Hin Hills Vineyard

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard (Monsoon Valley)

A vineyard in Thailand? Really? Whilst the tropical climate of Thailand might not appear to be conducive to wine-making, there are a few locations in the country which are able to use their unique surroundings to produce quality grapes. One such location is *Hua Hin Hills Vineyard, less than 3 hours drive south of Bangkok and open daily for the public to enjoy the picturesque surroundings and sample the award-winning Monsoon Valley wines.

*Update March 2017:
As part of a rebranding strategy, the vineyard changed its name in early 2017 and is now known as Monsoon Valley Vineyard.

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Built on a former elephant corral, the vineyard is protected from some of the harsher extremes of the Thai weather. Approximately 150 metres above sea level, Hua Hin Hills vineyard enjoys a mountain backdrop, cooling ocean breeze and a soil type that mixes sandy loam with slate. Not all types of grape can be grown here, but those that can include: Colombard, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Cabernet and Merlot.

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New Latitude Wine

Located closer to the equator, countries such as Thailand and India produce what is described as New Latitude Wine. Lower light intensity restricts the variety of grapes that can be grown whilst the extremes of the dry and rainy season make the task for wine producers in Thailand more difficult compared to Old World or New World producers.

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Siam Winery and Monsoon Valley Wines

Siam Winery was founded in 1986 by the man behind Red Bull, Chaleo Yoovidya. Monsoon Valley is the label used by Siam Winery for premium wines produced from selected grapes grown at the Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. With experience in the European and New Zealand wine industry, Kathrin Puff is the expert who oversees the production of the Monsoon Valley range.

If you look at a bottle of Monsoon Valley wine, you will notice a distinctive design on the label. This serpent-like figure is the naga, a mythical creature which is regarded in Thailand as being a guardian figure and one which helps to protect the land.

But is the wine any good? I’m certainly no wine connoisseur, but I was pleasantly surprised by just how good the wines I tasted were. The amount of thought and effort that has gone into production also shines through during the wine tasting at Hua Hin Hills with particular styles of wine paired specifically with recommended Thai dishes. For instance, Chenin Blanc is ideal for deserts such as mango and sticky rice whilst White Shiraz complements phat thai kung.

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Where to Buy

In Thailand, Monsoon Valley wine can be purchased from King Power duty-free stores as well as a number of hotels throughout the country including Hyatt, Marriott and Holiday Inn to name just a few. The Monsoon Valley range has been gaining positive reviews from wine critics around the world and can be found in a number of overseas Thai restaurants and wine outlets, especially in the UK.
See this link for UK restaurants and suppliers selling Monsoon Valley Wine »

Visiting Hua Hin Hills Vineyard

Hua Hin Hills run a shuttle service from the Villa Market in Hua Hin with round-trip transfers at 300 Baht per person. Alternatively, you can book a tour or arrange a private car with any tour office in the Hua Hin and Cha Am area.

For 1400 Baht, visitors can experience an open-top jeep tour of the vineyard followed by a wine and tapas tasting menu. A 3-course meal and wine tasting is 2,100 Baht per person including jeep tour of the vineyard and souvenir.

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If you arrange your own transport to the vineyard, wine tasting starts from 240 Baht for 3 glasses with the option to join guided tours by jeep at 1pm and 4pm. Mountain bikes can also be hired at Hua Hin Hills to explore the trails in the vineyard.

Please note this is a tour of the vineyard, not the winery. If you are particularly interested in wine production you can visit Siam Winery, but their production facility is located in Samut Sakhon not Hua Hin.

Sala Bar & Bistro

Even if you don’t want to do a tour of the vineyard, it’s worth a trip out to Hua Hin Hills just for the quality of the food on offer and the exquisite views from the Sala Bar and Bistro. Combining local elements with contemporary designs, this focal point of the vineyard also includes a retail shop and wine cellar in addition to the dining area.

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Opening Times

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is open daily from 08.30-18.30 with the Sala Bistro serving food from 11.00-17.30.

Full details can be found on the Monsoon Valley websites:
www.monsoonvalley.com
www.monsoonvalleywine.com

Booking our transfer to Hua Hin here…

Bangkok Airport Taxi Service

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Airport Taxi in Thailand

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FEATURES Discover the amazing martial art of Muay Thai

As the ringside atmosphere is fuelled to fever pitch by the buzzing musical instruments and roars of the crowd, the young fighter attacks. After a dazzling flurry of fists and kicks, some too fast to see, his opponent falls back defeated and another Muay Thai boxing match has come to an exciting climax.

Top 3 Places to Visit in Thailand!

1.Bangkok: Grand Palace in Bangkok

A visit to Thailand would not be complete without a trip to one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks, if not the most famous- the Grand Palace in Bangkok! Immerse yourself in Thai history as you wander the vast palace grounds and take in the intricate decoration of the building, which was once home to the Thai royal family.

Now, we all know there’s no shortage of Buddhas to see in Thailand, however the Emerald Buddha, located in the palace’s outer court, is most definitely a sight not to be missed. Sculpted from pure green jade, the famed Emerald Buddha is surrounded by a crowd of gold monuments and statues.

You’ll be in awe at the scene which fills the temple’s interior, and what’s more, the Emerald Buddha gets a seasonal change of attire! Yes, that’s right- according the the change of the seasons, the towering Buddha gets a ceremonial change of costume, carried out by the King of Thailand himself; which costume will you see?! Squeeze a trip in to see the Grand Palace by joining Camp Thailand’s Extended Bangkok Tour which gives you that extra bit of time to see the capital!

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2.Pattaya: Nice Beach, Fine Dining, Night Life

Tourists have been coming to the beach resort of Pattaya on Thailand’s eastern seaboard since as long back as the 1970s. Once a small fishing village, Pattaya has grown to be one of the premier tourist resorts of anywhere in South East Asia. From its early beginnings as a place for rest and recuperation for American servicemen during the Vietnam War, to today’s high rise five star hotels, restaurants serving cuisine from all four corners of the globe, and some of the best entertainment to be found anywhere, there is literally something for everyone in this exciting, lively and vibrant city.

Being close to the sea, the adjoining beaches of Pattaya City, from Naklua Bay to Wong Phrachan (Crescent Moon) and Wong Amat beaches in the north down to Jomtien and Na Jomtien beaches in the south, cover a total length of about 20 km.

For the past centuries, Pattaya was a small fishing village almost cut off from the outside world. But after its beauty was discovered by the first group of American servicemen from Nakhon Ratchasima in 1961, the sleepy Pattaya gradually became a famous beach resort. Fishermen’s huts along the beach were replaced by a full range of accommodations from super deluxe hotels to bungalows and mini-pocket guesthouses. And the quiet powdery golden beaches are frequented by swimmers and sunbathers from various parts of the world.

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3.Hua Hin: Funny Water Park, Elephant Riding, Nice Beach

Hua Hin is Thailand’s oldest beach town resort. Situated on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand and only 200 kilometers from the capital, Bangkok, it offers the ultimate getaway destination for the city’s elite. Hua Hin became popular with the Royal Family following the construction of the southern railway in the 1920’s, travel became more accessible and a demand for luxury resorts and hotels grew. The first of these was the Railway Hotel which is now the Sofitel Central, still one of Hua Hin’s most popular hotels.

Today Hua Hin is undergoing rapid expansion as Bangkokians and Westerners look this way for a second home, be it a quaint house nestled in the hills or an upmarket condominum with ocean views. Over the past few years, the town has seen countless housing developments spring up, new golf courses constructed, a brand new shopping complex and movie theatre and a boom in local businesses. The charm of Hua Hin is that it still retains its fishing village serenity which is now side by side with the bustling center of a modern luxury beach resort.

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8 Joyous Songkran Splendors in Thailand

Joyous Songkran Splendors

Nowadays both Thai andForeigners show more interest in joining Songkran Festival, especially in splashing water. Hence both public and private sectors agree to host Songkran celebration in various locations in order to create distinct atmosphere for visitors to enjoy the festivity. And most importantly, the hosts pay most attention on making sure that participants will be safe and have great moments during their time in the Thai New Year, ‘Songkran Splendors’.