Hua Hin Hills Vineyard
Tourists who favour wine should not miss to visit Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. It is the first and only one farm in Hua Hin district. It is special because it is on the beach which used to be a habitat of wild elephants. Soil and climate conditions are therefore suitable for the growth of a wide variety of grapes-Columbard, Chenin blanc, Shiraz, Brunello and other 20 species. Grape fruits are aromatic and have special characteristics of minerals and sea wind. Wine produced is full-flavored. Apart from a production source of Thai high-quality of famous wine produced by Siam Winery Co Ltd, it has been developed to become a tourist attraction. Thai and foreign tourists will find the warmest welcome and gain new experiences of enjoyable activities in a 200-rai vineyard area of the total 1,000 rai. As soon as they step in this yard, they will see an order row of grapes in the yard surrounded by mountains that provide warm and romantic atmosphere. In the event of hot weather, a shop called the Sala is provided in the farm to sit and take a rest. It is a center inspired by Thai arts to welcome tourists with a tasty food shop. Main activities here are:1.The Sala makes the tourists be pleased with wine tasting and gain knowledge on wine and grape cultivation lectured by Siam Winery staff so that the visit is complete. A wine can be tasted free of charge. A group of visitors who want to try all types of wine must pay 150 baht a person.2.Lovers who wish to absorb natural beauty can organize their wedding parties, honeymoon or other parties in the wine yard. 3.A riding on an elephant to visit the farm is charged 20 baht per 15 minutes (800 baht an hour). This activity is favored by foreigners. 4.The whole family can have fun in growing grapes and cutting grape fruits. An appropriate period for the visit is between February and March each year because it is a harvest season. It is open from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm and closed on Mondays. For more information, please contact 084-8740775, 081-7018874, 032-526351, Fax 032-526252 at Bangkok Office Tel 02-5335600 or website www. huahinhillsvineyard.com. Travel can be done by Huai Hin Market crossing the railway along Highway 3218 (the same route to Pa La U) about 14 km until reaching Nong Taphao Junction (Huai Monkhon Temple Junction) using Highway 3219 about 12 km. Then, turn left to Highway 3301 for more 8.5 km reaching Khok Chang School and turn right for more 1.5 km.