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Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam


Duong Dong town & others Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang, Vietnam


Free entrance. Sim Wine costs anywhere from 100,000 to 200,000 VND ($5-$10.00USD) depending on the quality and brand

Opening hours

8:00 - 11:00 am & 1:00 - 5:00 pm

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Sim Wine (also known as Ruou Sim or Rose Myrtle wine, Sim Alcohol) is a type of wine found on Phu Quoc Island and is made with local fruit from the Rose Myrtle tree (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa myrtaceae). The recipe originated from various ethnic minority groups living in the central highlands. Most locals drink Sim Wine when they are eating seafood.

Another specialty of the island is the Rose Myrtle Fruit Wine, which is actually quite drinkable compared to the other local wine that contains a wild mixture of herbs and sometimes snakes resembling the taste of kerosene. The Myrtle wine is a slightly sweet tasting wine similar to alcoholic blackcurrant juice that has a violet colour and smells of the sim fruit or tomentose rose myrtle fruit from which is made. The sim fruit grows wild on the island, and due to rising demand and prices many farmers are now growing the tomentose rose myrtle fruit to contribute to the wine production.

Rose myrtle tree

The rose myrtle tree grows wild in the forests of Phu Quoc Island and bear flower and fruit all year round however manufacturers claim that the Sim collected during the spring yields the sweetest fruit and provides the best raw materials for making Sim wine. This plant is fire adapted and significantly re-sprouts after burning and herbicide application. Rose Myrtle can tolerate some frosts and low salinity. It flowers prolifically in spring, and regeneration occurs through seed drop but not vegetatively. The fruits are edible and seeds are therefore distributed by birds and animals.

Healing properties of Sim

According to locals, Sim Wine has natural healing properties. It can help with fatigue, aide digestion, and to reduce join pain. However there has been no medical tests to verify these claims.

How does Sim Wine taste ?

The “wine” tastes like a fermented blackcurrant alcoholic beverage with the scent of flowers. The alcohol content is 7.5% (15 proof).

Why Alcohol Sim Phu Quoc is special ?

In the Mekong Delta, only Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province is myrtle. Phu Quoc myrtle forests abound where to go and see, most of the protection forests Ham Ninh, Duong, Cua Duong, Cua Can, Bai Thom ... Made Sim island 2 type, which is pink and sim sub sim, fruit purple black when ripe. Contrary sim alcohol used mainly in Phu Quoc pink sim. Almost myrtle flower and fruit year-round, but in the process, said the service sim into springtime for the best quality fruit, honey and much good material for making wine flavored sim tasty and nutritious.

Wine is a wine sim specialty of Phu Quoc is produced naturally fermented traditional left-sim from forests and white sugar, alcohol can be added to enriched concentrations. Alcohol sim with beautiful transparent yellow, distinct aroma of myrtle forest left, taking with sweetness mixed with acrid. Alcohol sim helps to digest food, get the value back pain, aches in older people.

What to explore at Alcohol Sim Phu Quoc?

When visit the Sim wine factory, you will have opportunity to see, hear from processing the delicious wines from fruit sim of owners sim wine production. Along with that will bring the bottle back to with great-term sim wine as gifts for friends and relatives. Phu Quoc has a lot Sim garden. It is grown for processing Sim wine, food ... You will visit the wonderful garden if the right opportunity Sim blooming season.

How to get to Alcohol Sim Phu Quoc?

There are no Bus so the best way to get there by take taxi from Duong Dong town about 10 mins or take " Xe om" which always fast and easy to find out

Sim Wine Factory Phu Quoc Tour

Discover how Sim Wine is made at the Simsom Wine Factory on Phu Quoc Island.
Tour Simson Wine Distillery in Phu Quoc
Simson (Ruou Simson) is a distillery located in Phu Quoc and known for their unique local wine production. They produce unique local flavors such as seahorse wine, myrtle sim fruit wine, dischidia wine, among others. Most “South Island Land Tours” stop off here however the facility is open to everyone. Once inside, you can see the giant wine producing vats, sample various wines, and even make a purchase. Touring Simson distillery only takes about 20 minutes and makes for a great escape from the afternoon Phu Quoc heat.

The factory is located in Duong To commune near the Phu Quoc International Airport and at the beginning of North Long Beach by the Eden Resort.  Parking and admission are both free.
Tel: 0773 847008 | Fax: 0773 980787

Where to buy Sim Wine ?

You can visit the production or this wine on some of the organized tours or try finding the Son Phat Company in Duong To Commune in the southern part of Phu Quoc where the wines inventor Trinh Cong Phat produces Myrtle Wine under the Vuon Tao Phu Quoc label producing “Ruou Sim Rung” (tomentose rose myrtle alcohol) and “Mat Sim Rung” (tomentose rose myrtle honey) or pick up a bottle at local stores. Sim Wine costs anywhere from 100,000 to 200,000 VND ($5-$10.00USD) depending on the quality and brand. It’s far cheaper than most of the imported wines. The wine is also good for digestion, though we’re still testing this theory. You can purchase the wine at many shops around Duong Dong town and a few specialty shops near long beach. Some of these stores are:

BAY GAO STORE (original producer of this wine with Vietnam government seal of approval)
Address: 124  Duong 30/4, Duong Dong Town
Tel: 077.3847374

VUON TAO Restaurant (Also produces this wine)
Address: Cua Lap hamlet. Duy To commune.
Tel: 077.384 7008.

Hoa Sim
Address: 92 Tran Hung Street, Duong Dong Town (near long beach)
Tel: 0773.271.579

How to make Sim Wine yourself ?


  • Fruit from the rose myrtle
  • Sugar
  • Rice Wine

Step 1: First you have to cut the knob of each rose myrtle fruit.
Step 2: Then you was the fruits to remove any grit or insects that may be on them.
Step 3: Now grind the fruit and pound it down.
Step 4: Add sugar to the fruit slurry. The ratio is 4 oz of sugar to 1 kg of fruit. Adjust accordingly.
Step 5: Let the slurry sit in a cool dry place for a few days.
Step 6: Add rice wine to the slurry and let it soak for several days. The juice will come out in several days.
Step 7: Let the wine sit for 3 months

Phu Quoc Sim Wine Review

We visit a factory for Sim (rose myrtle) wine on Phu Quoc Island.
Among many other interesting shrubs, Phu Quoc Island is also home to the rose myrtle bush Rhodomyrtus tomentosa. The plant is actually home to all of southern Asia: India, southern China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Sulawesi, the Philippines and Malaysia. The berries are edible and quite tasty. On Phu Quoc they call it Sim and turn the berries into alcoholic beverages. One of the most famous Sim wine producers is the Simson distillery.
A visit to the distillery is included in many itineraries. You visit the showroom, inspect the rose myrtle bushes growing at a nice area behind the distillery and can taste, as well as buy their three different kinds of Sim wine.

We were not able to enter the distillery itself though.
If you are into alcoholic beverages and/or want to learn more about the rose myrtle, you can visit this point of interest. However, if your time is limited, just skip it. Buses of tourists, mainly Vietnamese and Chinese are dumped in front of the Simson factory and there is a huge commotion most of the time. If you just want to purchase some of the beverage, you can buy it in many shops in Duong Dong town.

One bottle is around 170,000đ and makes a nice gift for uncle Bob.
One more thing to mention: If you want to try the Sim wine but are allergic to double-dipping, bring a cup of sorts. Vietnamese have no problem sharing one glass with a thousend people and their herpes, but I surely have.

Phu Quoc Alcohol Sim
Phu Quoc "Pearl Island" South end of the sky. Nature has created for Phu Quoc is fine sand beaches stretching hun smoking, deep green coconut trees, majestic mountains convolution coincides with gentle inhabitants class hospitality.
Phu Quoc was seduced by the flavor, have their own passion: the pungent aroma of pepper plants floral, sweet sauce reputation hundreds of fish from the sea glared charcoal stripes. 
Every spring on the mountainside to the village women caught picking sim. Sim forests not only opens a new industry but also become trees to reduce poverty, increase income for many people in the island. Contrary Phu Quoc sim attractive, appealing both companies, researchers duplicate away thousands as the United States, Canada ... Constant wave sim Phu Quoc wine with a distinct aroma of forest fruit sim, sweet taste acrid hold mixed bag heart tourists. Phu Quoc sim Wine is fermented naturally with high-tech units in Vietnam science test, transfer. Myrtle, gift of nature bestowed. It is part of the essence extracted from the trunk sim for processing cosmetics (perfumes, soaps ...). 

The roots, leaves and fruit sim is precious medicinal herbs in traditional medicine in Vietnam and China, additional blood work, pregnancy safety, healing heart, liver inflammation, hemostasis, detoxification, treatment of diarrhea and antiseptic, anti-oxidized, neutralize free radicals in the body.
Alcohol sim help digest food, worth the headaches fatigue in older adults ... Both rich land southwest of Phu Quoc only new sim left the forest, there is a new flavor of wine ardent sim. Phu Quoc is sim Alcohol essence, produce of the land - sun - long long beach south flavor with subtle strokes of creative natives.

Phu Quoc sim wine big hit with tourists
Ruou sim (wine made from sim fruit or Rose Myrtle) is popular with the many tourists visiting Phu Quoc Island as it delivers a fragrance and sour taste similar to cocktails. However, the man who made the beverage is completely unknown.
Mac Van Nghiem was born in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long. He lived with his grandfather who helped inspire the young boy to make new varieties of drinks. His first two drinks were made from banana and glutinous rice.

In 1945 his aunt’s husband, a fish sauce seller, took him to Phu Quoc to reunite him with his aunt but the man died of cholera in Ha Tien on the long voyage to the island. So the young Nghiem suffered a tough life without an adult’s protection as he had to work as a firstly a porter at a fish sauce factory and then as a fisherman.
Then, he joined the revolution against the French and lived in the forest where he had gained a reputation for his talent of making wine from acerola fruits, banana and glutinous rice.
After the war, he was head of the financial committee of Phu Quoc Island and retired in 1990. A chance meeting with an officer from HCMC who came to visit the island inspired him to try to make sim wine.

The officer told Nghiem about a recipe on how to make this drink from ethnic minority people in the Central Highlands. After three months of experiments, the first batch of sim wine came out and received great response from Nghiem’s colleagues and friends.
The wine, which is below 15% proof, is suitable for people of all ages.
As the numbers of customers were rising to crazy levels, he decided to start a business out of making sim wine.
He opened a factory and hired workers to speed up the capacity and to answer the high demands of customers. Nghiem used thousands of sim fruits annually.

However, he was starting to suffer as other rivals imitated his wine and they registered for trade marks to lure customers. Finally, he received support from the chamber of economy and culture to acknowledge him as the creator of sim wine with the registration wine brand named Bay Gao. The wine’s name originates from a love of this wine so its taste delivers customers both the passion and honestly of the true love of one man.

Last year, sim wine of Phu Quoc was voted into the Top 10 most unique wines in Vietnam by the Vietnam Record Books (Vietking).
Nghiem is now 88 but he looks much younger. His youngest son has followed him into the sim wine business to preserve the family’s tradition and his father’s recipe. Apparently the area of sim forest may be narrowed down for construction, however Nghiem said that the local authority has plans to preserve this tree for many years and many factories on the island have planted more trees to maintain the survival of Phu Quoc’s sim wine.

Dalat and Ninh Thuan province are famous with winery, the origin of Phu Quoc Island tourist attraction by Sim wine which is a very special wine that across southwest only in the Phu quoc island. This wine has a special taste equally delicious wines import .That’s Sim Wine which is made by Rose Myrtle ‘s fruit from Phu Quoc
In the Mekong Delta, only Phu Quoc island in Kien Giang Province had Rose Myrtle. Forest Rose Myrtle in Phu Quoc abound where to go and see, most of Rose Myrtle growth in the protection forest of Ham Ninh , Duong to and Cua Duong

Myrtle has two types, such as the Rose Myrtle and Small Myrtle , the Myrtle’s leaves are white & hairy on the underside. when ripe it become to black with purple fruit. Sim alcohol used in Phu Quoc mostly Rose Myrtle . Rose Myrtle has flower and fruit all year, but in the process, Rose Myrtle’s fruit in the spring is the best quality, having a lot of honey and the best material to make Sim wine. there are delicious and nutritious