5 vineyards and wineries in Thailand all wine lovers should know

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Thailand might not be the first destination to pop into your head when you ponder about vino. But, get ready to be chuffed, wine enthusiasts! The Land of Smiles actually has a fair few fabulous vineyards and wineries dotted around. Admittedly, Thai wine history is still in its infancy, but the quality has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. Thai wines are finally getting the nod of approval they rightfully deserve.

Wondering how they do it? Wineries in Thailand have smartly tweaked the standard grape-growing technique to suit their local climates and native soil top-notch. That’s why they can whip up some truly delightful and indulgent wines. And you know what? As an extra cherry on top, each vineyard and winery in Thailand has their own stunning grounds, each brimming with its special charm.

So, raise your glass and let’s dive into the best vineyards and wineries to visit in Thailand.

Monsoon Valley Vineyard, Hua Hin

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Opening hours: Daily, 09:00 – 18:30

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Address: 1 Moo 9 Baankhok Chang Patana, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110

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Monsoon Valley operates 3 vineyards across Thailand, but the largest is located in Hua Hin, at the foot of the mountains that separate Thailand from Myanmar. Some of the most prestigious wines produced by Monsoon Valley that you need to try are the Cuvée de Siam (red and white, the Muscat, Chenin Blanc (white), and Brut Blanc de Blanc. The range of activities offered makes Monsoon Valley one of the top favourites among tourists. The main activity is a guided vineyard tour. For 100 Baht per person, you get to explore the stunning vineyard while learning how vines grow in Thailand’s tropical climate and enjoy complimentary welcome drinks.

Besides the tour, you can also enjoy wine tasting, wine safari, mountain biking, and bottle painting. Even if you don’t want to participate in any activities, the restaurant at Monsoon Valley, the Sala Wine Bar & Bistro, is a perfect spot to relax with wine and sample delicious food created from local produce grown on their farm. If you happen to be in Thailand in March, be sure to join their Harvest Festival with your friends and family. During the festival, you can experience a vineyard tour, grape picking, grape stomping, and making grape scented wax.

PB Valley Khao Yai Winery, Khao Yai

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Opening hours: Daily, 09:00 – 20:00

Address: 102/2 Moo5, Mitraparp Road Payayen Pakchong Nakhon Ratchasima 30320

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PB Valley is one of the first vineyards and wineries to open in Thailand. Sprawling over 400 hectares in Khao Yai, it’s also among the largest in the country. From Cabernet Sauvignon to Pinot Noir, an outstanding choice of grape varieties is cultivated at the winery, making it a paradise for wine connoisseurs. In addition to producing some of the finest wines in Thailand, PB Valley also grows numerous agricultural varieties.

The award-winning vineyard tour is not to be missed. It includes wine tasting and a complete introduction to the techniques developed by its German and New Zealand-trained winemakers at its teaching centre. A restaurant is also available within PB Valley Khao Yai Winery. You can enjoy a range of Western and Thai specialities, all made with farm-fresh ingredients. Visit between January and March if you want to experience its annual grape harvest festival.

GranMonte Vineyard and Winery, Khao Yai

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Opening hours: Daily, 08:00 – 20:00

Address: 52 MOO 9, Payayen Pansuk-Kudkla Street, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30320

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GrandMonte Vineyard and Winery Thailand knows how to make a huge first impression. Set adjacent to Khao Yai National Park, 350 metres above sea level, you’ll be welcomed with a serene atmosphere and lush, beautiful nature as soon as you enter the gate. The family-run vineyard grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Black, Syrah, and many other lesser-known grape varieties. They incorporate a microclimate monitoring system to grow high-quality grapes.

A number of guided tours with wine tasting at Montino Cellar Door, the estate’s store, are available. Their signature wines are the Heritage Syrah (red) and Spring Chenin Blanc (white). If you want to spend your whole weekend at the picturesque estate or enjoy a unique retreat, there’s a guesthouse in the vineyard. Furthermore, there’s a restaurant called VinCotto where you can indulge in homestyle Thai and Western dishes, as well as exclusive wine pairings.

Issara Estates Winery, Khao Yai

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Opening hours: Thursday – Sunday, 10:00 – 19:00

Address: 71 1 Mittraphap, Muak Lek District, Saraburi 18180

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Issara Estates Winery is another beautiful vineyard and winery in Khao Yai, Thailand. The family-owned winery is set within the Issara Winery boutique hotel and boasts stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. The wines here are somewhat unique but still very exquisite.

You can enjoy various activities here, including winery tours and wine tastings. There’s also a wine ageing room and a terrace wine lounge open for guests. If you’re looking for a staycation spot, the boutique hotel is a perfect option. Not only does it offer a comfy and luxurious stay, but it also allows you to get an immersive experience. Looking for the perfect place to tie the knot? Issara Estates also serves as a wedding venue. Imagine getting married amidst the romantic vines, tranquil atmosphere, and lush greenery.

Alcidini Winery, Khao Yai

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Opening hours: Daily, 08:00 – 17:30

Address:176 Moo 22 (Baan Perm Sombut), Wang Katha, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand

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Rolling in at number five on our list of the best vineyards and wineries in Thailand is Alcidini – a true hidden gem nestled in the scenic hills near Khao Yai National Park, perched 550 meters above sea level. As if plucked straight out of a painting, the boutique vineyard and winery’s mesoclimate basks in sunshine by day and is refreshingly cool and breezy by night all year round. And, let’s not forget the Terra Rossa soil – rich with minerals and with top-notch drainage properties – that make it the perfect spot for growing grapes for quality wine.

Perhaps, Alcidini’s claim to fame is that they’re the only Thai vineyard crafting graduated terraces on hillsides for grapevine planting. Expect a visual treat as much as a tasty one, with stunning panoramic views overlooking the vineyard, under the backdrop of the majestic Khao Yai National Park. And we’re not just talking grapes here – the vineyard also grows import fruits like avocado, macadamia, and chestnut.

Each vineyard and winery in Thailand on this list offers fine wines and fun times. So, whether you’re a fun-loving novice wine buff or an accomplished wine aficionado, we highly recommend visiting at least one of them.

For more spots to enjoy wine in Thailand, check out our Top 5 Wine Bars in Bangkok.


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Cita Catellya

Cita Catellya is a journalist and writer who covers a range of topics from medical and property to leisure and tourism. Her career began as a copywriter 5 years ago, where she worked with several brands in Indonesia to help them increase their online presence. Cita writes in both English and her native Bahasa Indonesia

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