Viticulture in this Southeast Asian country during French colonial rule. French settlers landed at the beginning of the 20th century west of Ha Noi on the slopes of Mount Ba Vi vineyards. There is a hot climate with extremely high humidity. Under normal conditions this leads to an almost continuous growth of the vines with constantly possible harvests. The vines develop very fast, within a year will be from one cuttings
a fruit bearing vine. Best with the humidity comes the variety Chambourcin
rightly so, the highest yield
supplies. Traditionally, for the most part table grapes
especially from the on pergolas
trained species Cardinal
produced. By appropriate pruning
Every year, three harvests are achieved.
With the support of Australian experts, international grape varieties are experimented. The first Vietnamese wine company was a joint venture with the giant corporation Allied Domecq
, In the early 1990s, the northeast of Saigon (now Thanh Phô Hô Chi Minh) was founded in the coastal plain winery Ninh Thuan, but in 2002 was shut down again. In large quantities will fruit wine
A major producer is the food company LADOFOODS, which also produces grape wine. Most of the wine consumption in Vietnam, however, is imported with mass wine
covered. A ban on all forms of advertising for alcoholic beverages issued in 1997 dampened the initial enthusiasm for viticulture.