In 1998 the first 3,000 vines were imported from Europe and were planted in Loikaw, the capital of the Kayah State. In the 1999, the Loikaw Vineyard was relocated to MAS’ Htone Bo Farm, near Taunggyi in the Southern Shan State.The wine-makers-to-be thus became tenants of the Ministry of Agriculture which marked the beginning of an excellent cooperation ever since. Some 15,000 additional vines were imported and the research & trial period could start. At that time the pioneers did not know that they were changing the wine map of the world. To make Myanmar a country which was to produce excellent wines for outsatanding Myanmar food and other special occasions.