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Updated by Joanna James on Mar 12, 2018
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Wines in Koh Samui - Wine a Bit, you'll Feel Better

Thailand's wine making industry has come a long way. Ushering an eager round of gourmet treats, Thailand is good for those who love dining with a glass of wine.

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Price

The wine industry in Thailand is approximately 20 years old, and is rapidly gaining respect internationally. Wine and 'value for money' rarely go hand in hand in Thailand. If you are considering wine as a gift for your office employees or perhaps just a friend, buying it from Thailand would cost you a fortune because most of them are imported, it is subject to a high rate of taxation. There's no getting away from this. But the good news is, although wine is expensive, you won't starve on Koh Samui. There are many restaurants in Bophut where you'll easily find your favourite Thai dishes

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Drinks Tasting Tour

You can get your hands on your favourite new world or old world wines and champagnes available in Thailand while exploring the island with a local guide. In case you get carried away, you can stay in a resort like Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort and explore the one and only rum distillery on Koh Samui and get to sample two different rum flavours.

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Vineyards

Both red and white wines are produced despite Thailand's tropical climate. Step out of Bangkok and take a wine tour to get an up close and personal look at Thailand's growing wine industry. Before you head to Bangkok you may be interested in learning about the three main wine regions, Khao Yai, Northeast Thailand and South of Bangkok. I'd recommend a visit to a winery in any of these areas.

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Northern Thailand

The Northern Thailand area close to the Laos border is home to the finest winery to sell commercial wine and it is perhaps the region with the most varied natural scenery with its majestic mountains, dense forests and green valleys.

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Khao Yai

Thailand has amazed travelers with wonderful sights and smells from the beautiful country and flavorful cuisine. Khao Yai National Park is a more convenient destination for Bangkok's wine tasters. Founded in 1999, the GranMonte Vineyard and Winery is another interesting tourist attraction located in Asoke Valley, Khao Yai.

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South of Bangkok

The two largest wine producers in Thailand are Siam Winery and PB Valley Winery. Siam Winery is responsible for the award-winning Chatemp and Monsoon Valley wines. A scenic 45 minute drive from Bangkok, Siam winery is no tiny concern. It's Thailand's leading importer and wine producer of Thai premium wine, you can call them the big boys in the region.