In this article, we will take a quick look at the history of wine in Vietnam with a review of local brands and their prices in Vietnam. we hope you enjoy it!
Drinking beer or wine with family and friends is one of the most important parts of Vietnamese culture. Drinking in the streets mainly on the side-walks is one of the most incredible things you can see in Vietnam. They don’t need to have any special events or parties to do it, that’s just part of their life to be happy and create amazing moments together.
Mau Son wine (Lang Son)
A unique product of Mau Son mountain area, Lang Son province is derived from rice wine and pure source water by the Dao people living at an altitude of 800 – 1,000 m above the sea and surrounding areas. The wine is distilled with leaf enamel and the traditional distillation method of the Dao people for hundreds of years.
In order to distill this unique wine, besides the main raw material of rice and spring water (taken from mountain streams, which are more than 1000 meters above sea level), the indispensable yeast is forest leaves. Enamel leaves are prepared from more than 30 rare herbs such as 30 roots, water rope, betel nut, sweet vines … which are effective for wound healing, rheumatism, rheumatism, back. A bottle of Mau Son 29% Vol 500ml bottle costs about 100,000 VND.
Na Hang leavened corn wine (Tuyen Quang)
Na Hang is a kind of corn wine of Na Hang district, Tuyen Quang province. It takes a lot of time, patience, meticulousness, and a secret to make this wine. We have to choose the types of corn, uniform, round, combined with 20 types of forest leaves such as stalks, carved, chili, groats …
Drinking Na Hang corn wine does not make drinkers have a headache when waking up, It is also no harm to health. When enjoying Na Hang corn wine, you can feel the hard work of Na Hang people in each grain of corn cooked up this delicious wine. Na Hang wine is chosen by many people as gifts for relatives and friends. The selling price of a bottle is about VND 100,000 VND.
Vân village wine (Bac Giang)
The name of Van village wine has become a unique “brand” and is the pride of many generations of people in Bac Giang province. The wine is cooked with glutinous rice and yellow flowers along with the traditional yeast of Van village is made from 36 rare Chinese herbs and must be steeped for 72 hours. The colored wine in the extract, with a soft, seductive flavor, has conquered even the most demanding guests. Thi type of wine in Vietnam usually use by heavy drinkers.
In hereditary lineage, Van village wine is famous in all regions of the country and abroad. For decades, the special flavor of Van village wine has always been bought as a gift by tourists when coming to Kinh Bac. The price of a liter of Van village liquor is VND 35,000 to 40,000 VND.
Kim Son wine (Ninh Binh)
Kim Son is a long-standing brand alcohol in Vietnam. Wine is produced in Kim Son village, Ninh Binh province. Kim Son alcohol is distilled from glutinous rice, traditional Chinese medicine, natural well water source, produced according to the secret of the people of craft villages in Kim Son. Liquor usually has a high concentration, transparency, the bigger the foam bubbles, the higher the alcohol level.
When drinking it, we can feel very fragrant and mellow. A characteristic of alcohol is the longer it tastes. Wine is cooked from brown rice, glutinous rice or glutinous rice without white rice, just brown rice. Each type of rice produces a different flavor of the wine. Kim Son wine is now bottled and marketed. The price of a liter of Kim Son wine is ranged from 50,000 to 150,000VND, depend on the alcohol level.
Bau Da wine (Binh Dinh)
Bau Da wine is a traditional product of Binh Dinh which has been famous for a long time. Legend has it that many centuries ago, the poor people in Bau Da village while looking for a livelihood, brewed wine and used underground water leaked from the rock. Surprisingly, the batches of wine made from this water source have a very special scent, and if you drink in moderation of one or two small cups every day will feel comfortable, pleasant, treat back pain, aches, and pains, help the digestive process better, body healthier, more robust. From there, Bau Da wine became a “specialty”. It is used to offer to the king and royal feasts…
Cooking Bau Da wine is quite meticulous that’s why when enjoying it, people are easy to feel the quintessence in taste.
- Bau Da Rice Wine: 50,000VND / liter
- Glutinous Rice Wine: 70,000 VND / liter
- Special Green Bean Wine: VND 120,000 / liter
- Da Bau Da 42 degrees: 42,000 / liter (only for those who do not drink alcohol/women)
Dalat Wine (Lam Dong)
Dalat is always famous for its beautiful natural scenery, cool and mild climate all year round. It is also famous for delicious and attractive food. And especially the wine is extracted from fresh fruits, which are popular grapes, plums, mulberries, called Dalat wine. This is one of the most famous brands of wine in Vietnam and you can find it in almost all the small and big shops and supermarkets.
The wine was on the consumer market in 1999. Da Lat people like to drink wine so that they can keep their body warm. And then gradually wine has become an indispensable traditional specialty in Dalat families every Tet to spring. The selling price of a bottle of Dalat wine is 95,000 VND, depending on the type.
Go Den wine (Long An)
Go Den wine appeared from the French colonial period. At that time, the French colonialists did not allow people to make wine in order to exclusively produce régie liquor. Because régie was pale and did not suit the taste, our people had secretly cooked other wines with a better taste.
Each region people devise a different way of brewing wine, only the people of Go Den make delicious, rich and special sweet flavors. Go Den people at that time brewed wine in the base of the empire (a kind of tall grass), when finished cooking, they put their products in pig or buffalo organs and hid them for sale. Go Den wine was born from there and exists until now. Go Den base wine has now become a famous brand and is chosen by people all over the country. Many tourists traveling to Long An have come to buy Go Den empire wine as a gift.
This is a type of wine made by the same kind of locally grown sticky rice (glutinous rice, local sticky rice, black charcoal sticky rice with whole grain.
Phu Quoc Sim wine (Kien Giang)
Referring to Phu Quoc surely people will think of the drops of fragrant fish sauce, sparkling pearls and even the bottle of sim wine are very popular, right? Sim wine is very popular in Vietnam. It is made from delicious forest sims and wine yeast. The wine has a very characteristic flavor such as aromatic, acrid and sweet, the taste is very bar. The colors are full of white sim wine, red sim wine, sim distilled wine, and liquor. This wine is not really popular among the young generation in Vietnam.
In addition, sim wine also has medicinal effects, helps to eat well, sleep well, treat gallstones, kidney stones, and diarrhea. A bottle of Phu Quoc sim wine costs around 200,000 VND.
Although not really international influence, these wine brands have a certain foothold in the Vietnamese market, always bringing new experiences for visitors when visiting this beautiful country.