Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is one of those places on Earth where a little piece of my heart is permanently placed.
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.
Today, Hua Hin Hills boasts of growing over 30 grape varietals that include: Colombard, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Cabernet and Merlot.
The local winemaking team is led by an energized and experienced German winemaker, Kathrin Puff. As the leading Lady Kathrin has outstanding global experience working at wineries in Germany, Italy and New Zealand and working for Siam Winery for the past 3 years.
Together with viticulturist experts she works at the highest level of professionalism to guarantee world-standard winemaking as well as the best possible quality in every bottle of Siam Winery’s premium Monsoon Valley and other labels under Siam Winery’s brand.
Spread over 560 acres with hills in the background and a golden stupa or wasit a temple standing tall on one of them.
The vineyard is also home to the Sala Wine Bar and Bistro—which contains a wine bar, retail shop, wine cellar and a meeting facility—where you can learn more about oenology, viticulture, and the detailed story behind the conception of latitude wines in Thailand.
However, what makes this vineyard truly ‘Thai’ is the surprising element of elephant rides. Imagine being able to explore a grape plantation seated atop an elephant.
The activities here include wine tastings, elephant rides, cycling, jeep tours and wine and tapas pairing.
For more information, visit huahinhills.com.
Eeeek… I left my heart in Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. It was an amazing experience. I miss you, Koy!
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