You might not know it yet, but Thailand is home to a vibrant and burgeoning wine scene that is based on the cultivation of “New Latitude Wines.” The country boasts a bevy of scenic wineries that benefit from the temperate climate, nutrient-rich limestone soil and cool ocean breezes which are ideal for wine production. Using Bangkok as your starting point, it is easy to rent a car or hire a driver for an impromptu wine tour. Begin with the wineries in the south, near the beaches in Pattaya and Hua Hin, then head north of Bangkok, to Khao Yai, where you will discover gently rolling hills, rich fertile valleys, bountiful fruit and vegetable farms and the largest concentration of vineyards in the country. If you prefer a guided experience, book a two-day, one-night vineyard and bicycling tour with eOasia, a sister company of HotelQuickly. Find amazing hotel deals in Bangkok below.
Located approximately 30 minutes outside of the popular beach town of Pattaya, Silverlake is a unique vineyard that stands adjacent to a picturesque lake surrounded by well-manicured gardens. This Tuscan themed winery offers wine tastings as well as vineyard tours and encourages visitors to stroll through the gardens and take beautiful photos, the most popular of which are in their gazebo and of the sun setting on the lake. Founded in 2002, they produce an excellent Chenin Blanc, Shiraz and Shiraz Rose. Be sure to get the best hotel deals in Pattaya with HotelQuickly.
Hua Hin Hills
Located in a coastal town two hours south of Bangkok, Hua Hin Hills produces some of the most drinkable wines in Thailand under the Monsoon Valley label. This includes their Colombard, Shiraz, and Chenin, Cuvee de Siam Blanc, Cuvee De Siam Rouge and Sparkling Brut de Blanc. They host excellent daily vineyard tours by jeep, grape picking excursions and wine tastings. You can visit their on-site restaurant in their elegant wooden Sala, which is one of the best spots to do a food and wine pairing while watching the sunset on the terrace overlooking the vineyards. Find great hotels in Hua Hin below.
Issara Estates Winery
Family-owned and operated, Issara Estates is a boutique vineyard northeast of Bangkok, in Khao Yai. They produce small batch vintages and strive to make bespoke blends that are reflective of the natural environment. The winery offers wine tastings, winery tours, a terrace wine lounge and a wine aging room with French oak barrels. Be sure to try their Shiraz and Chenin Blanc and create your very own personalized vintage that you blend yourself and take home with your name printed on the label. Check rates below and extend your stay overnight at the Issara Boutique Winery Hotel.
Granmonte Vineyard & Winery
Founded in 1999, Granmonte is one of the best wine producers in the Khao Yai Valley. Located on a 12-hectare plot of land, the estate is 350 meters above sea level and is home to a restaurant and the Granmonte Guesthouse overlooking the vineyard. They grow Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Semillon, Verdelho, Durif and Grenache grapes, and you can take daily wine tours as well as tour the fruit, flower and vegetable farms. They are famous for their varietals produced under the Asoke Valley label, many of which have received international recognition and awards. Get the best rates at this guesthouse with HotelQuickly.
Established in 1989, PB Valley is Khao Yai’s oldest, largest and most established winery. Encompassing over 400 hectares, it is 380 meters above sea level and is a working farm that cultivates tropical fruits and flowers in addition to their selection of grapes for wine. The estate boasts immaculate gardens and provides a year-round tour of the vineyards and factory. Their bustling restaurant and gift shop plays host to weekly wine tasting functions and events. Find the best hotels in Khao Yai with HotelQuickly.
Village Farm & Winery
Perhaps one of the most underestimated wineries in Khao Yai, Village Farm is a charming small boutique winery. The main estate is reminiscent of a log cabin in the woods, with several Farmstay Swiss Chalets for overnight guests perched on a mountainside of green rolling fields. Modest and understated, this boutique vineyard cultivates Shiraz grapes from the Jordan Valley in Israel and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Australia. In addition to the wine, they have organic fruits, vegetables and flowers as well as a small sheep farm. Wine tours and cooking classes are also available, in addition to special events during harvesting in February. Find the best deals on Khao Yai hotels below.
Melissa is a passionate foodie, travel writer, and editor working in media internationally and in the USA. She has lived in Bangkok since 2004 and has a background in the travel industry. Melissa’s writing has been published globally in many prestigious online and print magazines for over a decade. Her motto for life is “You cannot live or love well if you have not wined and dined well!”