Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard

We took a trip up to Hua Hin and one of the places that we had to see was Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. We heard tons of good things about the place.

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is owned the Siam Winery group who also makes Red Bull and Spy wine coolers. Some of the wines Siam Winery is famous for is Monsoon Valley, Mont Claire & Peter Veller.

The drive up to the vineyard is a lovely drive due to the scenery but the road was horrible (they just opened and they will be fixing the road). However; once we arrived at to our destination, we were impressed with the beauty of the nature and the architecture of the building.

The concept of the building was of a modern Thai structure using local materials and as well trying to blend into the nature as much as possible. The outcome is an outstanding piece of architecture.

Once you get to the terrace of the building, you breath is taken away. It reminded us of Napa or the Languedoc.

However; we were reminded again that we were in Thailand when we saw the elephant walking through the vineyard. It was very unique and cute.

The beautiful long terrace where you can sit and enjoy the stunning views with some food and drinks.

The other side of the terrace where you can see the man made lake.

The huge wine shop where you can taste and purchase all the wine varieties of Siam Winery as well as t-shirts and other nice gifts.

The man made lake that is next to the vineyards.

We all tried the home made grape juice. It was great. It was not too sweet, full of grape flavour and it was refreshing on such a hot day.

The friend who was not driving had a glass of wine.

The first dish was had was deep fried shrimp in a crispy wrap. They were ok, not the best, and a bit oily. But the wrap had a good crunch to it and the shrimps tasted good.

The next dish was fried calamari. These were ok as well but not the best. You can tell that they were not the freshest of calamaris but nothing to complain about.

The next dish was spicy spaghetti with seafood. This was not bad at all; full of flavour from all the herbs and the sauce and loads of spiciness from the chillis, yet it was not overwhelming that you lost the taste of the food. The shrimp and squid were good as well.

The next dish was crab fried rice topped with a fried egg. The fried rice was good, full of crab and not too oily. It was what I needed since I was starving.

Overall, a beautiful place to visit if you are in Hua Hin. I have to clap my hands for the designer and architect of the place. It is well thought out and well executed. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. It is for lovers, families, tourists, etc. There is something for everyone.


204 Moo9, Baan khork Chang Patana,
Nong Plup, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
+ 66 (0) 81 701 8874 - 75
+ 66 (0) 87 820 3937
+ 66 (0) 81 701 0222
+ 66 (0) 81 701 0444

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