Country of origin Philippines
Region of originDavao de Oro

Byais (also spelled bya-is, biya-is, or biyais), is a traditional Filipino wine from the Mansaka people of Davao de Oro. It is made from boiled lengkuas (pal'la, palla, panla, or pangla in Mansaka) mixed with honey or sugarcane juice which are then fermented in tightly-sealed earthen jars (tadyaw). It has a sharp flavor reminiscent of citrus fruits or pine needles.[1][2][3][4]

See also


  1. ^ Garcia, Ian Rav (28 February 2019). "Back in Maragusan". Mindanao Times.
  2. ^ Cascaro, Lorie Ann (16 January 2013). "Tribes hold ritual to end curse of 'Pablo', vow to protect environment". MindaNews. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  3. ^ Maestre, Fe F (28 July 2015). "Extra Mile for Public Service: ComVal SP Member Uy's journey to Brgy. Manurigao, New Bataan". Sun.Star Davao. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  4. ^ Alegre, Edilberto N. (1992). Inumang Pinoy. Anvil. ISBN 9789712702310.