DAY TRIP TO VINEYARD
Ninh Thuan vineyards are well-known not just in the country's three regions, but also internationally. It's because Ninh Thuan is situated on a bright and windy middle strip of land, which is not favored by nature, but where the weather and climate are excellent for vines to thrive in quantity and quality.
It is true that if you visit Ninh Thuan during the grape season and do not visit the green and fruit-laden vineyards, you will miss the trip highlight. You can visit Ninh Thuan at any time of year, but if you want to see the vineyards, you must go at the appropriate season.
The harvest season for Ninh Thuan grapes begins in August, September, and October. Grapes are harvested when they are round, delicious, and the branches are brimming with fruit waiting to be picked by the farmer. As a result, many young people and families use this opportunity to visit, snap photos, and explore the entire "vineyard hometown".
The climate of Ninh Thuan is quite harsh: dry, hot, and evaporating; there are only two seasons all year: wet and dry. It is, nonetheless, a site where grapes grow abundantly and thrive despite difficult conditions. When did viticulture begin in Ninh Thuan? "People began to grow grapes in this territory in the 1960s of the last century," the village elders said. However, grapes were not always as sweet and tasty as they are now, and it wasn't until the 1980s and 1990s that grapes began to provide sweet fruit for producers."
Nowadays, viticulture is not only alive and well, but it is also growing in popularity as a traditional local occupation. Ninh Thuan grapes have grown in popularity to the point where when people think of grapes, they automatically think of Ninh Thuan.
If you're visiting Ninh Thuan for the first time, just search for the Ba Moi vineyard. Ba Moi's vineyard, which is located 7 kilometers from Phan Rang's city center and offers free goods, is open to visitors. Mr. Ba Moi occasionally gives travelers a personal tour of the vineyard, describing everything from the care technique through the harvesting and processing stages.
Mr. Ba Moi isn't the only one who can help you distinguish between Ninh Thuan and imported grapes; grape growers in Ninh Thuan can also assist. Fruits, syrup, and wine are provided to all visitors to the vineyard (Entrance fee: 15.000 VND).