Sunday, February 14, 2010

Vin de Ray winery

Vin de Ray vineyardVin de Ray (แวงเดอร์เรย์) is a small but high quality winery in Saraburi. If I remember right, it belongs to a Thai TV personality, but the wine is available for sale there in a small shop as well, so it is not solely for the personal fun of this personality. We bought a few bottles, and unlike a Thai wine I once bought in a supermarket and which tastes quite strange, the red wine we bought was same quality as the European ones. At least for the taste of a casual wine drinker. The only other thing we did there was photo taking, while I took only the vineyard with a few workers in behind, whereas my family did many photos posing in front of vine and grapes. Also, for me the large yellow shower tree gave a great color contrast with the blue sky.

Yellow shower treeThe drive to there is also interesting. When coming from Muak Lek, one first passes a stretch of road named mystery road, as its one of those roads where the law of gravity seems to be violated. The car apparently rolls uphill, but of course this is only an optical illusion - which somehow did not work for me. A little later is a much more fascinating one, the tree tunnel. The road goes through a forested valley, and the trees have grown over the road so one drives through a nature-built tunnel. Too bad we did not stop for a photograph there.

3 comments:

Thailand Travel Deals and Hotels said...

Fun reading. You really stick out from the crowd doing a lot of side trips and activities. Agree about "regular" cheap Thai wine, never tried a decent one. :)

Mike said...

Andy, I love a glass of wine so I found this very interesting. I just need to look on the map now.

I do drink a maoberry wine which is quite palatable but a little sweet. I really should visit the winery near Hua Hin and give that a try!

Sweet Tootsie said...

Awesome place! I never knew places like that existed. You're darn right that not many farangs would be able to find the places you've blogged about. I wonder if the taxis know where it is!