Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is home to the award-winning Monsoon Valley label and a range of labels marketed as ‘new latitude wines’. Hugged by mountain ranges and endless expanse of greenery, the vineyard offers a delightful excursion, complete with wine-tasting and dining opportunities.
Covering an expansive 560 acres of verdant countryside, Hua Hin Hills is tucked away in a remote part of Hua Hin, about 36km from the town centre. It’s best to charter a song-taew and plan to spend at least half a day at the vineyard. You can combine the trip with a visit to Wat Huay Mongkol and Baan Silapin, both are en-route to Hua Hin Hills.
Activities at Hua Hin Hills Vineyard
The main attraction at Hua Hin Hills is of course the vineyard itself, but the exciting part is you can try touring the vineyard on elephant back or bicycle. The paved bicycle trail runs for 3km and caters to leisure cyclists, while the red-marked trail (1km) goes through rougher, steeper terrains and is designed for more seasoned riders.
For more creative minds, the paint your own wine label activity gives you a rare opportunity to create a personalised bottle. If you come in a group, a game of petanque, while sipping wine, might be a good idea.
During the harvest season (mid-Feb to March), Hua Hin Hills rolls out package harvest activities. Live jazz, field harvests and grape crushing are all part of the experience, as well as the harvest themed dinner, a three-course meal paired with various Monsoon Valley wines. The package includes roundtrip transfers from Hua Hin Hills Wine Cellar at Market Village.
The Sala and Hua Hin Hills Wine Cellar
Overlooking sweeping views of the entire vineyard and surrounding valleys, The Sala is a Thai-inspired open-air pavilion housing an exhibit on viticulture and oenology. The display offers plenty of information on ‘new latitude wines’, or wines produced from grapes grown outside the traditional wine growing belt, or between the 30th and the 50th latitude. It is interesting to read about all the challenges and successes faced by the wine producers – you will appreciate the bottle more, having been aware of its little history.
Hua Hin Hills Vineyard
Also housed inside the pavilion are Hua Hin Hills’ wine bar, bistro, retail shop and wine cellar. The menu highlights both Western and Thai cuisine, plus special items inspired by the vineyard. And what better way to enjoy a meal here than to pair it with a bottle from the cellar? An expert will be on hand to give recommendations. If you’d rather just sip the wine, then swing by the wine bar for a wine tasting experience.
Hua Hin Hills Vineyard
- Opening Hours: 10:00 –18:00 (kitchen 11:00-17:30)
- Location: Baan Khork Chang Patana (about 36km from Hua Hin town, in the same direction as Pa La U Waterfall)