A decade ago if one were to say, “I would like to grow wine grapes in Thailand” they would have been laughed at or face a snide remark such as “That’s impossible!”. Fast forward to the present and one would find that Monsoon Valley have been doing just that for the past 10 years! Nowadays, there are more than 1,000 grape varieties worldwide. Let's see and know which are the popular varieties that can be grown in Thailand.
The most popular wine grape variety in the world. Originally from France, Shiraz are small, dark-skinned wine grapes used in the production of red wines. It is full bodied and has a soft tannin taste with ripe fruit, pepper, spice and cigar smoke aroma. They are largely grown in France, California, Mexico, Argentina, Italy, Australia, and some hot countries.
A relatively new breed of wine grape. It is the second most cultivated in Germany. It lends a fresh and fruity taste. But being a thick-skinned grape, it also posses a high tannin taste.
The most cultivated wine grape in Italy. When used to produce young red wines it gives the wine a predominantly fruity flavor with a floral scent. On the other hand, when used to produce old wines it will give off an earthy scent along with a deep red color.
A white wine grape that is an offspring of Chenin Blanc. They are mostly grown in France and used to make Cognac and Armagnac. They make for a fresh guava fruit taste and scent.
A French white wine grape. It’s unique in its sweet floral and lemon scent. It can be used in the product of dry, sweet, and acidic wine.
Even though most wine grape varieties originated and were bred in Europe, we (Monsoon Valley) is still able to breed and grow our own wine grapes and producing award winning world class wine.