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The project sponsors were Mr. Bert Morsbach and a group of European friends who shared his love for the country and for wine. They also liked the challenge: To combine these elements and accept the un-avoidable risks of being pioneers.
In 1998 the first 3,000 vines were imported from Europe and were planted in Loikaw, the capital of the Kayah State.
In June 1999 this first vineyard was relocated to the Htone Bo Farm, near Taunggyi in the Southern Shan State and thus became tenants of the Ministry of Agriculture with whom an excellent cooperation was to begin.Some 10,000 vines were imported to launch a research & trial period. At that time the pioneers did not know that one day the results would be overwhelming.
In December 2004 Aythaya Wine was marketed for the first time at a famous charity event in the City of Yangon. Numerous presentations were to follow, e.g. at the Strand Hotel and at the Le Planteur Restaurant to herald the advent of a new Asian Wine, the AYTHAYA Wine from Myanmar. Today, in early 2013, the founders can claim that it is possible to produce quality wines in the Southern Shan State of Myanmar. In hindsight it was a hugely challenging time between the first viticulture research in 1997 and bottling the first wines in 2004 and the emerging exports in 2009.Myanmar by now has definitely become a member of the family of wine-producing countries of the world.
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