It all started with an idea of the founder of the company, Bert Morsbach, and his vision to produce a Western-style wine for the first time in Myanmar. It came to fruition in 1999 when he and friends, who shared their common love for the country and for winemaking, established today’s winery near Taunggyi in the southern Shan State. From the outset the company focused its pioneering development work to produce premium wines with the whole country as its market. The slogan was and still is: “A better wine every year”. The chances were excellent: 150 days of sunshine, a warm climate and ideal soil conditions. The price: To accept the un-avoidable risks of being pioneers.