Still looking for something to do over the holidays?
GranMonte Vineyard and Winery has a lot going on this winter.
Until Dec 31, they’re hosting their annual “Winter in the Vineyard” festival. The vineyard will be decked out for photo ops during the cool season while the flagship restaurant, Vincotto, offers special four-course menus featuring Isaan produce, like nam dok mai mangoes and duck from Pakchong, beef from Kamphaeng Saen and local mulberries. Those set menus are priced at B1,280 net, but you can also get the meal plus a vineyard and winery tour for B1,690 net.
On Jan 18, the winery is hosting its “Sparkling Harvest” festival, with food trucks, bands and workshops on the docket, plus a Chenin Blanc grape-picking contest with prizes like free stays at the vineyard’s cottage and rare wines. Even more entertaining? A wine-drinking contest that requires you to drink from a mini porrón (beaker-like Spanish glasses) without pressing your lips to the glass.
The winter festivals also provide a good reason to try the winery’s newly released orange wine—the first-ever produced by a Thai winery.