Everyone loves Thai food, but what about the wines? Central Thailand winery is worth exploring

  • Three of the best food-friendly wines from GranMonte, a pioneer in the Thai wine industry


The country’s cuisine is popular around the world but mention Thai wine and you will most likely be met with a blank look. Good Thai wine is hard to come by but one producer that has risen to the challenge is GranMonte.

The family-owned winery is located in the Khao Yai National Park, in central Thailand, and its 15-hectare vineyard is planted with syrah, cabernet sauvignon, chenin blanc, viognier, semillon, verdelho, durif and grenache. Winemaker Nikki Lohitnavy, a second-generation family member, graduated from Australia’s University of Adelaide with a degree in oenology, and her winemaking experience has been earned in Bordeaux, the Loire and the Rhône in France, South Africa, Venezuela and Brazil.

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