Battambang Winery

The first and only!

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What we say: 3.5 stars

Cambodia's first and only winery, the Chan Thai Choeung (or Banan) Winery, is located 14 km outside of town on the banks of the Sangkar River and is open for visits and tasting.

Putting it politely, the wine is not exactly to Western tastes, but it does make for a somewhat unusual attraction and is on the road to Phnom Banan, for instance. You can also taste their 'cognac' which isn't as bad as the wine and their juices -- grape and ginger -- are pretty good, but chatting to the entertaining owners is worth a stop on its own.

There's a small show vineyard in the garden which is of interest to local tourists who've never seen grapes growing before while the real vineyards are aside the riverside road. There's a charge of $2 and while the winery is not worth going out of your way for, if you are passing by it's worth a stop.

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Banan Winery
Last updated: 14th January, 2014
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Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.

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