Asian wine producers unite

A new association for wine producers across Asia has been announced with the aim of promoting and presenting the region’s burgeoning winemaking industry to the world.

hatten vineyard bali

Hatten Vineyard on Bali

Launched at last week’s HKTDC fair, the Asian Wine Producers aims to unite winemakers from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Burma, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam and currently counts GranMonte and Siam wineries from Thailand, Hatten Wines from Bali and Sula Vineyards from India among its members.

The associations’ objectives are to: promote the recognition of Asian wine producers and Asia as a respected wine region; present Asian wines to the world; enhance the image of Asian wine and winemakers domestically and internationally and promote the wineries and regions as tourist destinations.

Speaking to the drinks business, Maryse LaRocque, special projects, marketing & business development advisor at Hatten Holdings in Indonesia, explained that the AWP was a way of, “helping each other to get the word out on quality and origin.”

It was, she said, time the world began to further recognise the growing viticultural industry across Asia and the quality of the wines being made there.

“We have vineyards, we grow grapes and we make wine,” she said.

The AWP will only be open to producers growing and using grapes rather than fruit or grape concentrate.

Additionally, the AWP’s website should provide a forum for winemakers across Asia to “talk and engage with each other,” sharing tips and offering suggestions to each other too.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Sales Administrator

Les Caves de Pyrène
Guildford, UK

General Manager

3Cs Cider

Brand Manager

Hallgarten Druitt
Luton, UK

Brand Manager

Kilchoman Distillery Co Ltd
Edinburgh, UK

Wine Bar Supervisor

London, UK

Partner Manager - On-trade - North West

Maverick Drinks
Manchester, UK

Partner Manager - On-trade - Scotland and NE

Maverick Drinks
Edinburgh, UK

Head of Marketing

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Business Development Manager

Harviestoun Brewery Limited
Scotland - Central Belt

Cask Buyer

Atom Brands
Tonbridge, UK

Pays d'Oc Tasting

London,United Kingdom
28th Jun 2018

CHILE: From The Very Top To The Downright Hot

Manchester,United Kingdom
2nd Jul 2018

CHILE: From The Very Top To The Downright Hot

Edinburgh,United Kingdom
3rd Jul 2018
Click to view more

Champagne Masters 2018

Deadline : 22nd June 2018

The Global Malbec Masters 2018

Deadline : 1st July 2018

Click to view more

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

the drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Sparkling Masters.

Click to view more