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Thailand

The state in Southeast Asia with the capital Bangkok borders Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, the Andaman Sea (part of the Indian Ocean) and the Gulf of Thailand. The tropical climate is characterised by the monsoons with a dry season from November to February, high temperatures from March to May and a rainy season from June to October. Vines were not planted around the capital until the early 1960s. The harvest time is usually between February and April. Due to the tropical climate, up to three harvests a year are possible. The total vineyard area covers about 5,000 hectares in the "floating vineyards" in the Chao Phraya Delta, as well as in Khao Yai and Hua Hin southwest of Bangkok. However, the amount of wine produced is extremely small, as 95% is planted with table grapes. The winegrowers' doves cover a total of only 208 hectares of vineyards. The grape variety table of wine grape varieties in 2016 (Statistics Kym Anderson):

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