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Thailand

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In this Southeast Asian country, vines were planted only around the capital Bangkok in the early 1960s. The establishment of the Siam Wine Company near Samut Sakorn in 1982 by Chalerm Voovidthya is regarded as the beginning of viticulture. The founder also invented the original version of the Austrian energy drink "Red Bull". The first wine-based drink was in 1986 the Cooler "Spy" produced. The first real wines were produced with French advice in 1997 from Malaga Blanc and Pokdum under the names "Chatemp" and "Monsoon Valley". In 2012, the area covered 5,000 hectares in the "floating vineyards" in the Chao Phraya Delta, as well as in Khao Yai and Hua Hin southwest of Bangkok (in 2000, it was 3,000 hectares). The Wine production quantity but is extremely low, because 95% are with table grapes planted. Of the Blend of the Keltersorten in the year 2010 (statistics Kym Anderson ):

vine colour Synonyms or name in Thailand hectare
Syrah red - 66
Black Queen red Pokdum 17
Malaga Blanc White - 16
Chenin Blanc White - 13
Colombard White - 11
Cabernet Sauvignon red - 7
Garnacha Roja White Grenache Gris 6
Tempranillo red - 4
Muscat Blanc / muscatel White - 3
Sangiovese red - 2
Dornfelder red - 2
Viognier White - 1
Pinot Noir red - 1


The wines are also offered outside the country in Thai restaurants. Founded in 1991, Château de Loei is located in the northeastern Phurua Highlands in the Loei River District. There, a white wine from Chenin Blanc was produced in 1995, followed in 1996 by a red wine from Syrah. The brewery Boon Rawd Corporation then set up experimental vineyards with 50 grape varieties in 1995 in the highlands around the Khao Yai National Park north of Bangkok. Today, wines from the international varieties are marketed under "Château des Brumes" and "Gran Monte Estate". A traditional thai drink is arrack which also uses wine for its production.

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