Red Mountain Estate
Southern Shan State
Climate

Shan State Has The Perfect Weather Conditions To Grow Our Wines

Red Mountain Estate
Southern Shan State Climate

Shan State Has The Perfect Weather Conditions To Grow Our Wines

The Climate

The Red Mountain Estate is located in the Southern Shan state of the Union of Myanmar, on the side of the famous Inle Lake.

The general climate of Myanmar is tropical, but the Inle Lake is located in the mountains of Shan state, at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level. This altitude makes specific weather conditions.

Two seasons :
We can divide the year in two seasons:

  • Dry season: from October to March. Cold temperatures during the night and very sunny days. No rains during this season.
  • Wet season: from April to September. High temperatures and rain falls.

Two vegetative cycles :
As there is no real winter, the plants never go to a dormancy stage. The plants are always growing and we have to control the vegetative cycles by pruning. There are two vegetative cycles per year, 6 months each. The artificial vegetative cycles start 2 weeks after pruning.

Dry season cycle : production of the grapes.

  • Pruning in first week of October on a new cane.
  • Blooming (flower) in mid-November, when the rainy season is finished
  • Harvesting the grapes in February and March

This period is very dry so we need to use irrigation. No diseases on the plants so there is no need of pesticides and herbicides. The ripening of the grapes takes place in January and February, when the temperature is quiet low during the nights and the days very sunny. These conditions are very good for the production of fruity white wines (Sauvignon Blanc) because it respects the specificities of the variety.

Wet season cycle

  • Pruning in first week of April on an old cane.

During that cycle, the rain causes high moisture in the air and the temperatures are quiet high. These are good conditions for the development of different fungus (mildew, anthracnose…). So we have to control these diseases by spraying pesticides. We cut down the grapes as soon as the new clusters appear.

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Our Wines

In Red Mountain Estate, we produce a range of premium wines inclusive of Red Wine, White Wine, and Rose Wine. Red Wines are typically known for its dark-colored grape varieties. For lighter moods, White Wine’s the best choice; known for its fermentation without skin contact. The color may vary from yellowish to yellow gold which comes from the alcoholic fermentation of the non-colored pulp of grapes. Lastly, Rose Wines, it is a type of wine that incorporates some of the colors from the grape skins, but not too much to make it red. There are a lot of ways to produce Rose Wine depending on the varietals used as well as the winemaking techniques. There are a lot of interesting facts about these wines. If you want to learn more, you can visit our Wine page.
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Vineyard Gallery

Red Mountain Estate’s vineyard is one of the major parts of the estate that we are proud of. It’s wide land and perfect climate make our grapes the best. In this gallery, you’ll see our varieties of grapes plus some facts about it. Our farmers who cultivate our grapes are also hard-working just like all the staff in our estate. Discover more about our vineyard here:
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General Enquiry

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