November 4th. 2005 is a historic day for us since 5 numbers of young vines had been purchased from a nursery in the state of Perlis, Malaysia. Initially we only planted vines around the house compound however after growing grapes become more interesting for us we decided to add more varieties of vines until we reached more than 40. When area surrounding the house was not fit to plant more vines we decided to transfer it to a piece of land as our first vineyard.
Our vineyard was located behind NASA 3 restaurant Batu 6 Sitiawan to Telok Intan road, Sitiawan, Perak Darul Ridzuan. This vineyard is a family owned vineyard where the project was initiated in November 2007. Various types of grapes were grown here.
The vineyard area is about an acre and the soil type is sandy clay. Previously the water drainage inside the land was not good. However after some rectification had been made the land can be used for growing grape.
Only certain varieties having difficulties to grow. Others can grow well. Having intention seriously to learn growing grape we never stop searching new varieties for our collection.
Our first 5 vines