Delicious High Quality Thai Wine From The Boonmang Vinery In Pakchong

Thai Wine Paring With Thai Food

We are blessed with having a vinery selling delicious top-quality Thai wine not far from our retirement house in Pakchong (Pak Chong), Thailand, In fact it’s only about five minutes drive from our retirement house and it’s on the way to Pakchong city, Bangkok and even Pa Pai’s restaurant so we pass it every day on the way home.

I must say it’s very convenient and I do love to relax with a nice smooth glass of locally produced Thai wine rather than a bottle of gassy beer in the evenings.

The vinery is called the Boonmang Vinery on Thetsaban Road 5, Pak Chong, Pakchong (Pak Chong). Thetsaban Road 5 is on the right off Mitraphap road on the way out of Pakchong toward Tesco Lotus.

Below is a location plan of the Boonmang Vinery from Google Maps. You can see the actual map on Google by clicking on the image.

Image of Boonmang Vinery Pakchong From Google Maps

Boonmang Vinery Pakchong From Google Maps

Here are some photos of the vinery and wine shop itself.

Image of The Sign Indicating the Boonmang Vinery in Pakchong

The Sign Indicating the Boonmang Vinery in Pakchong

Above, this is the first sign (pun unintended) of the Boonmang Vinery in Pakchong that you’ll see when driving from our retirement house along Thetsaban Road 5 towards Pakchong (Pak Chong). The vinery and the grapes themselves are growing on the right-hand side of the road.

At first sight it appears that the wine is locally made with grapes from the vinery, but I have my doubts about that. I think that the wine is made elsewhere and that the vinery is just a very clever and classy marketing ploy.

Anyway, every few days, I drop by on the way home and buy a few bottles of the red wine. They have white and red wine, plus a rose, but I prefer the red.

Close-up Photo of The Sign Indicating the Boonmang Vinery in Pakchong (Pak Chong), Thailand

Close-up Photo of The Sign Indicating the Boonmang Vinery in Pakchong

The photo above is a close-up of the sign indicating the Boonmang Vinery. You can practice reading the Thai by comparing this sign to the business card at the bottom of this page where I have done some Thai to English translation.

Now let’s see some photos of the Thai wine shop itself.

Image of The Wine Shop At The Boonmang Vinery In Pakchong

The Wine Shop At The Boonmang Vinery In Pakchong

The wine shop is not quite the same as a typical wine shop you’ll find in the U.K. Instead, it’s a tantalising display of colourful bottles set in an open-fronted rustic wooden cabin, with a table and seats under a sun-shade if you care to sit and relax with a bottle together with your companion.

Close Up Photo Of The Thai Wines For Sale At The Boonmang Vinery In Pakchong

Close Up Photo Of The Thai Wines For Sale At The Boonmang Vinery In Pakchong

Above is a close-up photo of the various wines for sale at the vinery shop. The labels are beautifully designed and wonderfully colourful.

The wine isn’t cheap – especially for Thailand – but it is good. I have tried all the varieties of red wine they sell and I have homed in on my favourite one.

I saved all the empty Thai wine bottles with the intention of phographing the lables – they look really lovely – and providing tasting notes for each one, but didn’y have the time for that on myshort stay in Pakchong (Pak Chong). May on the next visit at Easter…

Now for a short lesson in the Thai language. See if you can read the first line of this business card:-

Image of Business Card for the Boonmang Vinery In Pakchong

Business Card for the Boonmang Vinery In Pakchong

No? Never mind here is a translation of the first line of the Boonmang Vinery business card that I have translated into the English language. Compare it to the sign advertising the Boonmang Vinery, above.

Image of Business Card for the Boonmang Vinery In Pakchong With Translation

Business Card for the Boonmang Vinery In Pakchong With Translation

Sorry I haven’t translated the whole of the Thai business card into English.

The first line of the green words says “jam-naai” which means “sell” or “distribute”. Then it goes on about the vinery and wine. Come back later and I may have completed the translation!

Thai Wine Pairing With Thai Food

I hadn’t heard the phrase “wine pairing” until I came to write this article. Am I a heathen? Maybe, but wine pairing with Thai food is not only a recent phenomenon but also a very difficult subject and there are a few reasons for this:-

  • It’s only recently that there has been any decent Thai wine vinted in Thailand.
  • Thai food is full of flavours and spicy. It demands a beer rather than wine.
  • Most Thai’s don’t drink wine, so there is not a dradition of pairing wines for Thai cuisine.

So at the moment I can’t say much more about wine pairing with Thai foods, but maybe when I write the tasting notes (see below) I can offer some suggestions on which Thai wines pair withe which Thai food dish.

Contribute your ideas on Thai food and Thai wine pairing in the comments box below!

To Follow Later: Tasting Notes For The Boonmang Vinery Locally Vinted Thai Wines

I hope you have enjoyed this short introduction to locally produced tha wines as sold at the Boonmang Vinery in Pakchong (Pak Chong), Thailand.

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2 Responses to “Thai Wine From Pakchong”

  • Papamarty56:

    Hi there, interesting that the wine is spicy,  I’ll have to have a crack at it when  we move over.  thanks for all your hard work on this site you’ve made, it’s very good.   M&M 

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  • Dan:

    Hi Alan,

    We have noticed that your blog links to our website concerning a bad experience you had with your landscapers whilst building your house.

    I wish to make it plain that this job was NOTHING to do with our company. We have never heard of your good self nor undertaken any job in Pakchong. We therefore ask that you remove the link to our website as this is laying blame at our door when it is totally unjustified.

    Indeed, may I ask who told you of our website? If one of the Thai contractors you had issue with pointed it out to you then he was lying to you about this as well.

    Our management is Thai / English. As a foreigner you would have had your requirements and job dealt with by an English national. If this did not occur then, I reiterate, IT WAS NOT OUR COMPANY.

    In fact, if you had approached us about the job in the first place I hope that you would now have a garden that you could be proud of.

    I hope this resolves the issue, please contact us if you wish to check what I am saying.

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