Located on the side of the famous Inle Lake, in the southern Shan State of the Union of Myanmar, the Red Mountain Estate produces the best wines of the country. Since the beginning, the wines are produced with locally grown grapes. All of the 400,000 plants have been imported from France and Spain, and the variety chosen after experimentations.
It's a combination of different factors, the cool climate, the soils, the long experience of our French winemaker. The wines are made in the tradition of western wines with all new technologies and modern equipments."
Recruitment of the French winemaker, Francois Raynal, and purchase of the winery equipments in Italy. Choice of the Taung Che site, near the Inle Lake to build the winery and to plant the vineyard.
Preparation of the first plots on Taung Che site. The creation of terraces is needed due to high slopes on these plots.
Plantation of 2 ha of plants locally grown (Shiraz and Chenin Blanc). Importation and plantation of 7,300 plants (1.5 ha) from France in order to experiment different varieties: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo, Muscat and Roussane.
Importation and installation of wine making equipment from Italy.
Plantation of 40,000 plants (7 ha) from Israel. Mostly Sauvignon Blanc but also Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The site of Myay Phyu, 10 km from the winery, is chosen to extend the vineyard. Plantation of 171,500 plants (31 ha) from Spain:
-Muscat Petit Grain.
First production of 1,000 bottles of red and white wines
Plantation of 210,000 plants (38 ha) from Spain on Myay Phyu site:
An experimental plot is also planted in order to test different varieties: