EXPLORE. 
The Final Frontier of Fine Wine

VINEYARDS OF BHUTAN TOUR
Planting & Harvest Celebrations

 

Collaborate with the Bhutan Wine Company to develop the first vineyards in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

 

Be among the first to plant & harvest vineyards of Merlot, Malbec, Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon.

Engage in the principles of Gross National Happiness & Compassion in Action.

9-day All-Inclusive 5-Star Package
 

Wine & Wisdom

Dates: March 31 - April 8, 2020

 

Assist in vineyard layout. Prep vines for planting.
Plant vineyards and explore the magical countryside
to select sites for future vineyard development.

8 Guest Spots Available

First Harvest & Festivals

Dates: September 21-29, 2020

 

Assist with the first ever fine wine grape harvest in Bhutan.
Field harvest. Sort grapes for winery. Press down,
pre-fermentation assistance and wine making.

 

8 Guest Spots Available

On this truly immersive journey, you’ll participate in the founding of the fine wine industry in the Kingdom of Bhutan, collaborating with government officials, wine specialists and rural villagers in the social development of new vineyards.

 

With its unique intersection of tradition, spirituality and development, the Kingdom of Bhutan is unlike any other place on Earth to experience: where the majestic Himalayas are center-stage and we are small, awed spectators, moved by wonder.

ITINERARIES AT A GLANCE

March 31-April 8, 2019

 

Day 1  Thimphu
              Orientation with Bhutan Wine Company Team
              Biodiversity Center

 

Day 2  Thimphu
              Cheri Monastery Hike
              Lunch with a Nation builder
              City Tour

 

Day 3  Thimphu
             Wang Sisina Vineyard

             Planting Malbec and Cabernet Franc
 

Day 4  Punakha Valley via Dochula Pass

            SerBhum Vineyard / Vine Training

            Punakha Fortress
           

Day 5  Punakha

             Morning Rafting gentle Mo Chhu River

             Afternoon Talo Monastery & Music of Bhutan

 

Day 6  Punakha

            Bajo Vineyard & Research Center
            Gaselo Vineyard
            Planting Cabernet Sauvignon & Chardonnay


Day 7  Paro

            Yusipang Vineyard & Paro Seed Research Center

            RinpungDzong& Meditation with Monks

            Afternoon Paro Festival

 

Day 8  Paro

             Tiger’s Nest Hike

             Spa / Relaxation / Shopping

 

Day 9  Paro

             6:00 a.m. Thongdrel unveiling Paro Festival

             11:50 a.m. departure for Bangkok

September 21-29, 2019

 

Day 1  Paro

            Orientation with Bhutan Wine Company Team
            Yusipang Vineyard & Paro Seed Research Center

            RinpungDzong Fortress

           

Day 2  Paro – First Ever Fine Wine Harvest in Bhutan!!!

            SerBhum Harvest & Winemaking

            Field Harvesting & Sorting Grapes

           

Day 3  Paro

            Tiger’s Nest Hike

            Spa / Relaxation / Shopping
 

Day 4  Punakha Valley via Dochula Pass

             Punakha Fortress
             Small Villages

Day 5  Punakha

            Bajo Vineyard Harvest
            Gaselo Vineyard Vine Inspection & Training

 

Day 6  Punakha

             Morning Rafting gentle Mo Chhu River

             Afternoon Talo Monastery & Music of Bhutan

 

Day 7  Thimphu
             Biodiversity Center

             Memorial Chorten / Buddha Dordenma

             City Tour

Day 8  Thimphu
             Thimphu Festival Day

             Spa / Relaxation / Shopping
             Optional Visit to Macaque Monkey Center

 

Day 9    departure for Bangkok

During your 9-day journey, you will be immersed into the unique traditions of Himalayan culture through food, music, dance and agriculture. 
This intimate experience combines your participation in the founding of the fine wine industry in Bhutan with authentic local cuisine, spiritual ceremonies and private access to nation builders and unexplored venues in the Last Shangri-La.

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