Google + Hangout with Nikki Lohitnavy, head winemaker at Thai winery, Gran Monte

walking amongst Gran Monte's vineyards, Khao Yai. Thailand

walking amongst Gran Monte’s vineyards, Khao Yai, Thailand

I’m in Thailand at the moment, mostly on holiday but before I hit the islands, I stopped in northeastern Thailand to visit the vineyards of Gran Monte. Many of you may be scratching your heads – wine? made from grapes? in Thailand? Well, yes, and what Nikki Lohitnavy and her father, Visooth Lohitnavy have achieved in less than 15 years is pretty amazing.

Gran Monte Winemaker, Nikki Lohitnavy -lunch at the winery

Gran Monte Winemaker, Nikki Lohitnavy -lunch at the winery

I did a Google + Hangout with Nikki (+nikki lohitnavy) while we were relaxing at the Four Seasons in Koh Samui. If you’ve ever wondered about Thai wine (or didn’t even know it existed!), you’ll find Nikki giving a primer on how they got started and the future of their wines. Having tried them, I think it’s a very promising future!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exzYbk5-KK4

Villa at the Four Seasons, Koh Samui

Villa at the Four Seasons, Koh Samui

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