Winemaker at Thailand’s biggest winery to leave

23rd January, 2018 by Natalie Wang

Kathrin Puff, the chief winemaker at Thailand’s biggest wine company, Siam Winery, is to leave after over 10 years at the estate and return to Germany as director of winemaking at Kloster Eberbach.

Photo credit: Mattia Sedda

Born in Krefeld in Germany, Puff moved to Bangkok in 2007 to work for Siam Winery, Thailand’s biggest wine producer and a major importer, where it has vineyards in Hua Hin, roughly 150 kilometres south of Bangkok, and Khao Yai to the north of Bangkok.

“After 10 years enjoying the challenge of making Monsoon Valley Wine in Thailand, my husband and I decided to move back to EU to be closer to our families and to grow further in our careers,” Puff told dbHK via email,….

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2 Responses to “Winemaker at Thailand’s biggest winery to leave”

  1. Cat says:

    Wine-making in Thailand is a very difficult business. Before we opened our rental of motorcycles –, we tried to create vineyards. Given the characteristics of the Thai climate, this turned out to be a very difficult task, which is why we abandoned this business and subsequently opened a rental of motorcycles. Also, we love Siam Winery. They have amazing vineyards, and every year when traveling to the south Thailand we visit this place.

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