One of the best foodie experiences we’ve ever had? Drinking wine in Myanmar at Red Mountain Estate!
One of our favorite trips we have ever taken was our honeymoon around Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar! Seriously, looking through all of our photos (we took over 6000 during our month-long trip!), my heart aches just a little… I want to go back!
Every moment was magical and we had so many unforgettable experiences. Not surprisingly, many of our favorite honeymoon moments revolved around sharing food – and wine.
The last thing we thought we would do while in Myanmar was visit a vineyard. Living in France, we are lucky to be able to have gorgeous vineyards within a couple of hours drive from our home in Paris. We spend quite a bit of time in Burgundy and one of our favorite activities is to go wine tasting and to stock up on some delicious Chablis and Epineuil to bring back to our collection in Paris. We never thought we’d be tasting wine in Myanmar though…
As you know, we love looking for original and delicious food experiences when we travel. In Paris, we love to discover new places and foods such as when we went to ate golden cannelés at Casse Noisette and darling pastry choux at Popelini.
Wine in Myanmar? That exists?
When we travel, we always ask where we can go to have authentic food experiences. When we arrived in Inle Lake in Myanmar, the lovely lady at our hotel was thrilled to tell us that we could taste French wine not far from the hotel. A quick taxi ride and we were in an actual French vineyard!
We were thrilled to discover that there is a vineyard in Myanmar that produces French wine. We had to go and check it out!
Sure enough, you can have French wine in Myanmar… this must be for those of use who live in France and can’t go a couple of weeks without it… 😉
The sunlight over the vines, the kind people, the surreal experience of sipping French wine in Myamar… It is truly unforgettable and one of our absolute favorite memories from our trip.
Wine in Myanmar?
The wines at Red Mountain Estate are French wines. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir… it’s all there. They even have their own “Rosé d’Inle”!
You can purchase bottles of wine at Red Mountain Estate to bring home for family and friends or as a special souvenir for yourself to enjoy at a later time. We would have bought several bottles if we had had enough room in our luggage, but we were backpacking during our entire one month trip and so we had to be careful about how much we bought along the way.
To learn more about the Red Mountain Estate and to plan your very own wine tasting trip, you can visit their site here.
Red Mountain Estate
Taung Chay Village Group
Southern Shan State, Myanmar
+95-081-209366 / +95-081-209554
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