Background<br />Overview : PB Valley Khao Yai Winery is one of the finest <br /> winery in Thailand located in the Khao Yaiarea<br />at 300 to 380 meters above the sea level. <br />In 1989 :PB Valley Khao YaiWinery was established on <br /> a large piece of land with the total area of 320 hectares. <br />The Owner : Dr.PiyaBhirombhakdi (PB)<br />In 1994 : During the construction of the winery <br />Mr.PrayutPiangbuntawas send to Germany under <br /> Scholarship to study Viticulture and Oenology. <br />
Background<br />At the end of 1997 : He came back as a full time winemaker <br />and a winery manager when winery finished construct.<br />In 1998 : The first vintage of PB Valley began <br />under the supervision of PrayutPiengbunta. <br />They produced 3 varieties for 1998 vintage including <br />Shiraz, Chenin Blanc and Rose under “Khao Yai” lable.<br />In 1999: the second vintage of PB Valley <br />was still under Khao Yai label but the quality was <br />much improved comparing to 1998 vintage. <br />
Background<br />In 2000 vintage : the label was renamed to<br />“PB Khao Yai Reserve” and this year their first vintage, <br />Khao Yai Shiraz 1998 and Khao YaiCheninblanc1998<br />were selected to be serve at the royal gala dinner <br />for Chinese government members.<br />In 2002 : Khao Yai Reserve Shiraz 1999 was chosen<br />to be serve in flight on Thai Airways International <br />economic, business and royal silk first class. <br />In 2006 : another two product ranges<br />under Pirom as a premium and Sawasdee as a standard labels were established.<br />
General information<br />Grape varieties :The following wine grapes are the main varieties they use in production and some are upcoming classic varieties on trial that have a lot of potential in near by future.<br />Shiraz or Syrah Tempranillo Dorn Felder Cabernet Sauvignon <br />Chenin Blanc ColombardMuscat Blue<br />
General information<br />Winery : KhaoyaiWinery established in 1997 with<br />an indoor operational area of 3,000 square metres<br />and considered as the most technologically advanced <br />and the largest winery in South East Asia. <br />From best selected equipment and <br />machinery imported directly from Italy <br />and Germany with capability of producing 600,000 bottles <br />of wine per year make us the leader in Thai wine industries.<br />
General Information<br />Wine makers <br /> * Chief Wine Maker : Mr. PrayutPiangbunta<br /> * Wine Maker: Mr. JoolpeeraSaitrakul <br />
General information<br />Products<br />1. WINE* SawasdeeKhaoYai Chenin Blanc 2009 and Shiraz 2008 <br />* PB KhaoYai Reserve Rose´ 0 , Chenin Blanc 2009 and Shiraz 2008 <br />* Pirom KhaoYai Reserve , Chenin Blanc 2009 and Tempranillo 2009 <br />* Pirom Supremacy 2009 a hand selected Cabernet Sauvignon and Dornfelder<br />
General information<br />Products<br />2. JUICE100% fresh Grape Juice from Shiraz % Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes100% fresh Passion Fruit Juice3.JAM a variety of home made jam and marmalade<br />4. Other local products <br />
Background<br />Overview :The serene atmosphere and <br />beautiful surrounding of Asoke valley, with its yellow <br />blossom flowers that are special to this region of <br />KhaoYai National Park. The Granmonte estate and <br />its vineyard at 350 meters above see level and <br />in an area of about 100 rai (approximately 40 acres). <br />
Background<br />In 1999 : A boutique family vineyard and winery in Thailand was established by the owners , Mr. Visoothand Ms.SakunaLohitnavy. <br />
General information<br />Grape varieties : The wine grapes produced on their arable land are of different varieties including : <br />Shiraz Tempranillo Chenin Blanc <br /> Cabernet Sauvignon<br />
General information<br />Their table grapes come in many varieties with or without seeds such as Muscat of Alexandria and Hamburg, Thomson seedless, Perlette and GranMonte seedless.<br />
General information<br />Products at ‘Montino’ shop : here you can purchase the many products they have to offer such as their premium wines, grape juice, jams, cookies and various other products. They also provide free sampling of their wines, grape juice and even their salad dressings.<br />
General Information<br />Restaurant : Vincotto Restaurant <br />
Other observation: We have observed legs of wine which flew down very fast . </li></ul>Nose<br /><ul><li>Intensity: Smell of wine is very intense of acidity</li></ul>Aromas/bouquet: Apple, fruity, honey, grassy and vanilla <br />
Alcohol: 12.5 % per Vol</li></ul>Pirom Red : Tempranillo 2009<br />
Wine & food paring<br />Salmon Steak with Pineapple Sauce & White wine<br /><ul><li>The tastes of wine before paring with food are tannin, bitter and sour. The smell of wine is so strong.
When we pair white wine with food, all taste such as tannin, bitter and sour are softer than ever. The food can decrease strong smell of wine, while the wine can decrease fishy smell.
When we pair white wine with fruits such as watermelon : there is no sourness anymore but the sweetness come up instead sourness and pineapple increase the sourness of wine.</li></li></ul><li>Wine & food paring<br />Tenderloin of Beef with PB brown onion<br /><ul><li>The tastes of wine before paring with food are bitter, tannin and sure. The smell of it seems like alcohol drinking but softer.
When I pair red wine with salad , the sourness of wine is still exist and salad can decrease the bitterness and tanninness.
When I pair red wine with my food, the bitterness is decreased by beef and I can taste the sweetness from red wine.</li></ul>. <br />
Wine & food paring<br />Flame Grilled Smoked Pork Chop with Homemade Prune Sauce & Red Wine<br /><ul><li>The tastes of wine before paring with food are bitter, tannin and sour. The smell of </li></ul> wine is so strong.<br /><ul><li>When I pair red wine with salad , the sourness of wine increase while other </li></ul> tastes such as tannin, bitter are softer and <br /> I can feel the sweetness of wine when <br /> I eat with vegetable and some fruits in Salad.<br /><ul><li>When I pair red wine with my food, all </li></ul> tastes are softer . My food and red wine <br /> can go together very well. <br />
Trip summary & outcome<br />We enjoyed experiencing the Western Table Manner at PB Valley. This gave us the ideas of how to drink wine and how to pair different kinds of food with different kinds of wine. We also enjoyed tasting wine and it made us to know that how each grape variety can make the wine has different characteristics such as color, smell, taste ,etc. <br />We obtained the knowledge of how to cultivate and harvest grapes in our tropical country. We also got the ideas of which grape varieties suit on Thai weather, soil, climate,etc. such as Shiraz, Chenin Blanceand Tempranillo can grow very well in Thailand. <br />
Trip summary & outcome<br />We obtained very useful knowledge of wine making process of both white wine and red wine at KhaoYai winery. This gave us the ideas that the different wineries have different process of making wine which depends on the wine maker. <br />We also experienced the technique and strategy of PB Valley and Granmonte of how can they produce a good wine. And how can they make theirs wine to become a popular wine among Thai people and internal level as they can proved from many awards they got from international wine association.<br />After we have tasted the different kinds of wine at PB Valley and Granmonte , we have as idea about our favorited wine. Finally, this trip make us have strong faith in some phrase about wine that “Wine is Arts and Science”. <br />