Products, Vineyard and Wine makers
Our Wines & Grape verities
Our "Aythaya Red" is a cuvée from SHIRAZ (Syrah) and CABERNET SAUVIGNON
grapes. Both vines were imported in 1999 from France. From next year
(2010) onwards there will DORNFELDER from Germany and TEMPRANILLO from
Our GRAPPINO, a very special distillate from the first winery in Myanmar
As of the 2005 harvest,
the company has started making a 42 proof Grappa from the various grapes
processed, for example the famous AYTHAYA Moscato Grappa. In honour of
the Italian inventors of this kind of refined distilled product, our
produce is called GRAPPINO. A grappa is an 'After dinner Digestive' in
the good Italian tradition that is complementary to a strong Espresso,
and often drunk together. A HOLSTEIN 3-step distillation unit was built
at the Bodensee in Germany and shipped to the Shan States.
Image The vines from which Aythaya wines are made, grow on the Western slopes of the City of Taunggyi which is the capital of the Shan States. The vineyard was established in 1999 in the close vicinity of Taunggyi, in the village of Aythaya which is located at an altitude of nearly 1.300 m. From the vineyard it is only 25 km to the famous Inle Lake. All fields and soils in the region are of calcareous origin which is part of the terroire of Aythaya wines. Geologically, the hilly slopes of the Shan States are the Southern extension of the Himalayan Mountains. Here the right soil parameters were found, a moderate climate in higher altitudes and no excessive rainfalls
From the outset, the policy of the company was to grow only noble grape varieties in order to produce quality wines for export. We, therefore, had to find the best experts with the most credible experience of “Viticulture in a tropical environment”. We retained the services of two prominent wine professionals from Europe who consult the major wineries in SE Asia : Mr. W.Schaefer, Mr. P.Hoehnen and Mr. Hans Leiendecker (director, Wine operation) from Germany.