While Dalat is famous for the sweet and aromatic flavor of grape wine, Phu Quoc offers its special local sim wine, which is made from local fruit on the island.
What is Sim wine
Sim wine is made from the local fruit called Sim or Rose Myrtle. Sim tree lives in many parts of the world, such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and tropical regions in Asia.
At the harvest season, people pick up the riped sim, wash them, mix with granulated sugar in a certain proportion in the anaerobic environment from 9 months to 24 months.
After the product is fully fermented, it has a pink color and has a sweet and sour taste with a concentration of about 10 degrees.
Visit Phu Quoc Sim wine factory
There are a few factories in Phu Quoc that you can buy sim wine and visit the sim garden.
Bay Gao sim wine: Duong To town
Sim Son: Tran Hung Dao, Cua Lap, Duong To
Thanh Long: Suoi Da, Duong To (on the way to Ham Ninh pier)
Our experience at Bay Gao sim wine factory
We visited the Bay Gao sim wine factory and had a pleasant experience. The staff let us explored the sim garden, then showed us where they were making the wine.
She explained step-by-step on the ingredients, how sim wine was made, and how long it took. Apparently, the garden we had visited was just a small-size, and they bought sim from locals to make the wine as well.