Viticulture in this Southeast Asian country was founded during the French colonial rule. French settlers planted vineyards west of Ha Noi on the slopes of Ba Vi Mountain in the early 20th century. The climate is hot and the air humidity is extremely high. Under normal conditions, this leads to an almost uninterrupted growth of the vines with constantly possible harvests. The vines develop very quickly, within one year one becomes cuttings
a fruit-bearing vine. The variety comes best with the humidity Chambourcin
rightly, the highest yield
supplies. Traditionally, for the most part table grapes
especially from the pergolas
cultivated variety Cardinal
produced. By appropriate pruning
three harvests are achieved each year.
With the support of Australian experts, experiments are being carried out on international grape varieties. The first Vietnamese wine company was a joint venture with the giant Allied Domecq
, The winery Ninh Thuan, which is located northeast of Saigon (now Thanh Phô Hô Chi Minh) in the coastal plain, was founded in the early 1990s, but was closed again in 2002. In large quantities fruit wine
A large producer is the food company LADOFOODS, which also produces grape wine. Most of the wine consumption in Vietnam is imported mass wine
covered. A ban on all forms of advertising for alcoholic beverages in 1997 reduced the great enthusiasm for viticulture.