Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Pinot Noir—all these varieties are actually grown in Burma. The international markets beckon as critics praise the high quality of the grapes. The wine project was started in 2004 by a German entrepreneur Mr. Bert Morshach and a group of European friends. But some vineyards were started in the 1960s and 90s. Now Htone Bo Farm in Aythaya is one of the most famous and highest quality vineyards in Myanmar.
A tour to the Vineyard, located only about 40 minutes drive from the famous Inle Lake of Shan State, can be arranged. Visitors of the winery have a chance to see the cultivated grapes, the refining process, wine production, as well as to taste the product. You have the opportunity to dine and to test grades of wines in the Wine Garden Restaurant built in the vineyard. Wine harvest season takes place two times each year. The best time to visit is August–October and February–May.