Hua Hin Hills Vineyard

Amazing views of the vineyard.

After a pleasant half hour drive from Hua Hin town, we arrive at The Sala, which houses a restaurant, bar, wine cellar and a retail shop at the Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. I am instantly drawn in by amazing views of the vineyard;  reminder of just how beautiful my country is – second to none.

Our choice of wine for the day was a light, smooth and fruity Chenin Blanc. This was accompanied by a well flavoured calamari with tartar sauce.

Monsoon Valley Chenin BlancCalamari

The charming cheese plate had a variety such as Brie, Emmental, Mozzarella served with olives, cherry tomatoes and grapes. And on the appealing platter of Cold Cuts were Chorizo, Salami, Mortadella, Serrano Ham, with Gherkins on the side. Oh, I just live for moments like these!

Cheese plate

Cold cuts

Next was time for some pasta. We enjoyed a spicy dish of Spaghetti with bacon, olives and asparagus; and a rich, delicious and totally fulfilling Lasagna.

Spicy spaghettiLasagna

The bartender there was kind enough to let me sample some of their dessert wines. That reminded me, that I needed to order a dessert too. Grape sorbet seemed befitting.

Dessert wines

The bistro’s split-level seating seemed ideal for getting full advantage out of the scenery.

Split-level seatingThe Sala

After a delicious meal, we take a walk down to check out the vineyard. It was a beautiful day, but, those dark clouds were approaching quickly. However, we still convince a staff member to take us on a short tour.  It actually started to drizzle right away but we still went ahead – can’t let a little rain stop you!

Seedless grapes What I could capture in that short tour

And, little rain turns to more rain. It was just a short tour but fun nonetheless.

The skies turn even darker so it’s definitely time to leave. All in all, an afternoon well spent with family, great food and fresh soul-awakening air.

At a crossroadOne final glance and it's time to leave!

If you are in Hua Hin or Cha-am, or even looking for a short break from Bangkok, visiting the vineyard could be a lovely way to spend the day.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, but as always, all opinions are my own.

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