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Red Mountain Winery and Maing Thauk

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Red Mountain Estate, one of Burma’s two wineries, lies just a few kilometres west of Nyaung Shwe and makes for a great side trip if you’ve a half day to hand.

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Founded in 2002, the winery employs French and Australian know-how and French, Spanish and Israeli vines to knock out some fine and varied vintages. Enjoy an inexpensive tasting and savour the superb location.

Views from the winery terrace. Photo taken in or around Red Mountain Winery and Maing Thauk, Inle Lake, Burma_myanmar by Mark Ord.

Views from the winery terrace. Photo: Mark Ord

Red Mountain’s advantage is that it lies less than a 30-minute cycle from Nyaung Shwe. Located on the lower slopes of the mountain rim, the winery provides spectacular vistas back towards Nyang Shwe and down the valley as far as Inle Lake itself. With a swish outdoor terrace, cheese plate nibbles, a crisp Sauvignon and views across vineyards, it’s all very incongruous but ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)

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