Discovery >

Try Myanmar’s ‘Tranquil’ Local Wines

September 10, 2017 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: ,

 

Myanmar women drink even less than men. When they do drink, they prefer wine to beer. Locally produced wines are winning more market share in Myanmar. At the same time, big supermarkets in Yangon display a huge variety of local and foreign wines, starting at US$7 per bottle.

Back in the 1990s, a German winemaker collected one million dollars from his friends and started his own vineyard near Inle Lake. The location was called Ayethayar, which means ‘tranquility’. Not far from his vineyard some French winemakers started a similar undertaking under the brand Red Mountain.

 

Both vineyards use imported vines from France and other places in Europe and cultivate them in the Shan State. At about 1,000 meters altitude, the climate turned out to be more than perfect for grapes, so that over the years the annual output of these vineyards has increased markedly.

Foreigners are not the main target group of these businesses, and selling their wine to Europe is still impossible due to EU laws. However, the vineyards in the Shan State have restaurants and hotels, and their most important customers are well-to-do Myanmar business people. That’s why there’ll always be a karaoke machine at these places. (Who wants to drink their wine without singing a happy tune anyway?)

For more information and bookings, please contact [email protected].

Latest post

Our Selected Hotel Picks for February

Our February selection of fantastic hotels from around the region have all been experienced by our Khiri Travel team – ensuring that you begin your holiday on the right foot.

Read More

Volcano Adventures in Indonesia

Being located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, and harboring around 130 active volcanoes, Indonesia is by far the most volcanically active place on the planet.

Read More

Captivated by Camping in Sri Lanka National Parks

Grab the binoculars and join a wild ride from our camp inside Sri Lanka’s national parks. Abundant wildlife on par with Africa,

Read More

New Upscale Boutique Hotel Opens in Battambang

The Bambu Hotel adds a welcome new dimension to the emerging destination of Battambang in western Cambodia.

Read More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our B2B newsletters are for industry professionals




*We’ll never share your email address and you can opt out at any time.