Most people are too familiar with the medley of taste and texture of the centuries-old wine industry in European countries, but you’d also be interested in the thriving winery business in Vietnam. Vietnam wine tours, in particular, will take you on a discovery journey from up-close observation of the winemaking process to the exquisite wine tasting experience.
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Viticulture in Vietnam is growing
Originally, the French's attempt to develop the viticulture in Vietnam during the colonization was not successful because Vietnam’s grapes were too sour, along with the distinct tropical climate made it impossible to establish winemaking. Yet over the years, vintners have learned their way to grow a variety of grapes such as Cardinal, Chambourcin, end especially the infamous Black Queen.
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Vang DaLat is Vietnamese traditional wine
Vietnam wine tours are not for the elite or wine connoisseurs only. Partaking in discovering the winery industry is also an eye-opening experience in the nature and culture of Vietnam.
Address: Tinh Lo 703, Phuoc Thuan Ward, Ninh Phuoc District, Ninh Thuan Province
Ba Moi Vineyard
Ninh Thuan Province is considered a desert area of Vietnam, but Ba Moi Vineyard is like an oasis where you can escape from the heat and busy traffic. Upon arriving at the farm, you can try the juicy grapes and homemade grape syrup.
Address: Quoc Lo 1A, Binh Quy Hamlet, Phuoc Dan Ward, Ninh Phuoc District, Ninh Thuan Province
The estate of My Hoa
My Hoa is a family company with the craft production at the back of the house and around 2 hectares of vines. You can visit the vineyard then observe the winemaking process then try some of the wine and grape syrup.
Address: Thai An Village, Vinh Hai Ward, Ninh Hai District, Ninh Thuan Province
A maze in Thai An Vineyard
The vast vineyard of Thai An is like a maze where you can take endless photos and escape the heat of the city. Thai An grapes are the pride of Vietnamese people in which you can take some home at the vineyard’s shop.
Address: Ward 8, Da Lat City
A corner of Da Thien Village
Apart from being home to the vast green forest, massive coffee plantations and tranquil lakes and rivers, Da Lat is reputedly the headquarter of winemaking in Vietnam. Da Thien is a traditional wine-making village that specializes in blackberries wine. Learning about the winemaking history in Vietnam and listening to the stories of local vintners are well worth a trip on your Vietnam wine tours.
Address: 81D Hoang Van Thu Street, Ward 5, Da Lat
Vinh Tien Wine Cellar
The cellar exhibits hundreds of thousands of wine bottles as the path stretches out up to 200 meters. At the end of the cellar is the wine tasting area where visitors can enjoy the premium-quality liquor. Da Lat’s specialties such as dried fruits, jams, and tea are also displayed for intrigued visitors on the Vietnam wine tours.
RD Wine Castle in Binh Thuan
Address: Phu Hai Ward, Phan Thiet City
The majestic wine castle
The majestic Wine Castle takes you back in time with the European Renaissance architecture. On top of that, the collection of 20,000 bottles of the quintessence from all over the world creates a vibe of royalty and nobility. You can have a taste of 5 types of wine upon your visit.
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Opening hours: 9 AM - 9 PM (Sun-Fri) and 9 AM - 10 PM (Sat)
The Warehouse Saigon
The Warehouse is beyond the exclusive distributor of more than 800 wine brands. The premium service caters for all your needs and questions. There are also weekly tasting sessions for the wine aficionados.
Address: 2 Lam Son Square, District 1
The Cellar Door bar
Park Hyatt is a world-class dining experience in Saigon. Apart from the unique menu, the restaurant usually has a wine tasting event in the Cellar Door with wine carefully selected by professional sommeliers.
Address: 41 Quoc Huong, Thao Dien Ward, District 2
Opening hours: 10 AM - 9 PM (Mon-Sat) and 10 AM - 7 PM (Sun)
Wine tasting event in Wine Embassy
With the belief that good food and good wine equal great fun, Wine Embassy in Ho Chi Minh occasionally holds wine-talk events. The star of the events is the wine tasting where visitors can enjoy the finest wine with delicacies such as cheese or chocolate.
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Apparently, Vietnam’s wine needs a dramatic transformation before becoming a strong competitor in the winery industry. However, Vietnam wine tours can mean so much more than just learning about the alcoholic beverage, but also to learn about Vietnamese food culture and agriculture development.
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