GranMonte Vineyards, Khao Yai


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GranMonte winemaker Nikki Lohitnavy


The GranMonte Estate is based in the elevated Khao Yai National Park in the north-east of Thailand. With its cooler climate and loamy soil, the Khao Yai (Big Mountain) region has proven suitable for growing grapes and make wine. GranMonte Vineyard and Winery, with its 16-hectare vineyard and a 1.25-million-dollar winery sells about 80,000 bottles a year, mainly at its vineyard which also has a lovely restaurant and a seven-room guesthouse for those who don't want to drink and drive. Visooth Lohitnavy is the CEO & Managing Director of GranMonte and Visooth's daughter, Nikki, studied oenology at Australia's University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, making her one of Thailand's first local winemaking experts. The GranMonte family works hard to earn their reputation and are fully committed to producing Thai wines of only the best quality and class. They use only the finest and freshest estate-grown grapes and not any imported grape juices as most other Thai winemakers use. With innovative winemaking techniques Nikki captures all the important aromas and tastes that set her wines apart. Viticulture and winemaking techniques are tailor-made to suit the soil and climate conditions particular to Thailand. The GranMonte Family commits themselves to sustainable viticulture practices which are important in preserving the environment and ensuring health and safety and are necessary for producing excellent quality wine.