Khao Yai, Thailand
The Khao Yai region of Thailand is a growing wine region that produces a range of high-quality wines using both local and imported grape varietals.
Regional History & Terroir: The Khao Yai region has a relatively recent history of winemaking, with commercial production beginning in the 1990s. The region has a tropical climate with high humidity, which can make grape cultivation challenging. The terroir is characterized by a variety of soils, including clay and sandy loam, with some areas having volcanic ash deposits.
Regional Wine Styles: The Khao Yai region produces a range of high-quality wines, including red, white, and rosé wines. The warm climate is well-suited to the production of full-bodied, fruity red wines, while the white wines tend to be crisp and acidic. Some producers in the region also produce sparkling wines using the traditional method of fermentation in the bottle. The region is also known for its experimental winemaking techniques, such as using oak barrels and aging wines for extended periods