Early Beginnings of Mountain View
In 1996, with the help of wine consultant from California we imported ten different wine grape
varieties of vitis vinifera family from a certified nursery in California, U.S.A. After
carefully evaluating their performance, we selected five varieties for commercial plantation on
twenty five acres of Phadatre Estate Vineyards in Nasik Valley.
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This was the first successful attempt ever in the entire Nashik Valley. Since then these varieties
have spread to other grape growing areas of Maharashtra and other neighboring states.
We proudly take the credit of introducing these wine grape varieties in Nashik Valley
which has now become the wine capital of India.
Development Approach - Working with the Local Farmers
We, at Mountain View, have always believed in sharing our knowledge and experience with other grape growers. We are
committed to the cause of upliftment of the poor farmers from villages. From time to time, several seminars
and group discussions have been arranged for the benefit of the farmers. This has resulted into several thousand acres of
new plantations of wine grape varieties not only in Maharashtra but also in the neighboring states. We receive enormous
satisfaction in knowing that we have been instrumental in initiating a movement for the development of a new wine industry,
an agro based food processing industry, which has the potential of revolutionizing the entire rural agricultural economy of
western Maharashtra and Marathwada. This very feeling has been the source of iinspiration for us to work even harder for the
overall development of this industry.
To be able to survive and persist in our endeavor to experiment and then successfully set up not only vineyards but also a
boutique winery for producing premium quality wines of international standard from our estate grown grapes, we needed to put
in more than just hard work. It required careful planning and research, at times risk taking without being reckless, daring
to be different and unlike most other industries, to be driven by passion rather than sheer profit motive. Now, as we are
getting out of the woods and finally getting on the path of success, it could breed arrogance in us; instead it has created
price, balanced with humility and confidence, countered with reality.
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Two new wine grape varietals developed by the University of Arkansas specifically for the Natural State’s climate have made it through more than a decade of testing at Post Familie Vineyards and are being pressed this season.
India Wines Enchantment and Opportunity are the names given to the red and white grape varieties which have for the past 13 years gone simply as A2467 and A2245, respectively.
Wines In India Although Cynthiana is the state grape of Arkansas and can make a robust dry red wine, it also requires a special skill set to manipulate the acid levels. Chateau Aux Arc Winery pulled it off in 2014. But Enchantment could make it an easier feat for others.
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I have just arrived at Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma, California. The plan is to sample some of the estate wines in the wood-paneled Press House Tasting Room and then wander around the historic estate, California’s oldest commercial winery and the birthplace of the state’s contemporary wine industry. I am greeted by a man dressed in a 19th-century frock coat and top hat; he appears to have adopted the mannerisms of a European aristocrat. “Welcome. I am Count Agoston Haraszthy,” he declares.
Wine In India “No, you’re not,” I say, but he ignores this and plows on. “As an introduction, I should tell you we make food-friendly wine here, elegant wine, not overly extracted, oaky or alcoholic. We often name special wines after members of my family. The Eleanora chardonnay is named after my wife.” The real Count Agoston Haraszthy, the first Hungarian to immigrate to the U.S., is widely recognized as the father of Californian viticulture. He built the first stone winery here in 1857, which would make the man standing in front of me almost 200 years old. In fact, he finally reveals himself to be a local character actor by the name of George Webber. Once that is established, we get on with the tour and tasting, without further theatrical flourishes.
India Wines Guests dine at Rustic, the restaurant at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, on July 13, 2013, near Geyserville, California. The winery is owned by the Academy Award-winning director and producer.
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In California, Grenache Packs More Than PowerNew York TimesAs widespread as the assertive grenache may be, it's among the least heralded international grapes. But the wine panel found that subtler expressions of several California grenache wines can be compelling. Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times.
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We are entering the grape harvesting time in our region and there certainly are plenty of local wineries that are busy in the vineyards getting wine ready for future enjoyment.
Wines From India Karamoor Estates' row of merlot offers many grapes the vineyard uses to create select wine choices for connoisseurs. Karamoor Estates is located in Fort Washington, Pa.
India Wine We are entering the grape harvesting time in our region and there certainly are plenty of local wineries that are busy in the vineyards getting wine ready for future enjoyment. I know many of you believe that you cannot obtain good quality wine in this region, but that is where you are wrong. We have many local producers using science and winemaking creativity to make some great wines.
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20160923_WEB_WINE Wines from Barboursville Vineyards, above, and Effingham Manor Winery were named best in show in the annual State Fair of Virginia wine competition, which attracted more than 120 wines.
Wine Business In India Wines from Barboursville Vineyards and Effingham Manor Winery have been named best in show in the annual State Fair of Virginia wine competition, which attracted more than 120 wines.
Wines From India Barboursville’s Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2014 was judged top white wine, and Effingham Manor Winery of Nokesville had its 2014 Meritage judged best red wine.