We hired a car (cheap in Thailand and pretty easy to drive here – at least if you are used to driving in Dubai!) and one day headed out of town to the West, into the hills to the local winery.


There is a lovely restaurant, which is quite upscale and of course expensive. But we had a wine tasting of three of their wines plus selection of cheeses, meats, bread and olives grown onsite. The wine was good and the kids liked the local grape soda. It was nice to see how much was grown onsite and used in the menu.




One fun thing is to take an elephant ride around the vineyard. The views are amazing and it’s a very quiet and relaxing time.