Mention the word Bordeaux to anyone around the world. They will not think about an industrial town built on reclaimed swampland from a river delta. Quite the contrary, they will immediately associate it with the beauty of Bordeaux wine. The word Chianti brings with it visions of families eating large pasta dinners together, while the word Burgundy, usually whispered with reverence, evokes a sense of thousands of years of monastic tradition, with the only goal being the production of ethereal and elegant wines. But the sense of place embedded into wines is not limited to those regions that have had the benefit of thousands of years of winemaking tradition. Many countries have developed wine industries that speak to the global wine marketplace about the sense of place present in their country.
The Kingdom of Bhutan, with its unique terroir, soil structure, weather, and history of agricultural success, has the opportunity to create a distinct wine identity that will help to demonstrate to the rest of the world a product that speaks about the beauty and magic of this special place. There is no doubt that Bhutan's natural and ethereal spirit make it a unique place to want to capture the essence of in a bottle of wine, but our wine also intends to represent the uniqueness of the country's rich environmental and climatic elements.
Revered for being the only carbon negative country, Bhutan is known as a global leader in sustainable agriculture, one of the growth areas of the wine industry. Bhutan agriproducts currently represent some of the world’s finest in certain verticals (e.g. red rice, cardamom, mandarin oranges). The success of Bhutanese agriculture is due to the vitality of the soil, pure microplastic free water from Himalayan run-off, and reduced risk of diseases and viruses due to isolation. Bhutanese soil is incredibly diverse, including granite, iron rich, alluvial run-off, clay and loam. And with altitudes ranging from 500ft to 27,000ft, Bhutan has access to every climatic zone on Earth, providing not only a perfect hedge against the climate change that is wreaking havoc on wine regions such as Champagne, but also the opportunity to produce a multi-climate diversity of wine styles.
Our wine aims to honor all of these uniquely Bhutanese
connections together in one sip.
We are currently in the grape-growing phase of our vision and therefore do not yet have bottles of wine available. The first grape harvest for the production of wine will occur in Summer/Fall 2024. See the 'First Harvest' page for more information.
Wine is the ultimate expression
of the uniqueness of a place, the culture of its people, and the beauty of its natural features.