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The soul of Indian Soil Carefully Crafted into our Boutique wines
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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Although I was scooped on Mike Z in last week’s paper, I wish to extend a hearty congratulation to him. Winning recognition in WS for your wine list is a very difficult task. It takes time, knowledge and diligence to fulfill their exacting criteria. Currently there are only 3,592 such establishments worldwide. Delaware has five with the addition of Lupo. Believe it or not, Rehoboth Beach has two, the other being Eden. When I owned Garden Gourmet, I had the able assistance of Tim Wood to help the restaurant win our initial Award of Excellence and later upgrading to “Best of.” Notwithstanding Tim’s hard work and constant attention, it was very difficult to maintain that status. Congrats, Mike, keep up the good work. SoDel also deserves a tip of the toque for supporting Mike’s effort and the prescience to hire a talented “wino” to direct their endeavor.? I just sampled a Francois Baur Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Brand 2009. It was scrumptious. Some research showed it was easily findable. Baur is noted for only producing these when they are at their best; 2013, ‘09, ‘06 and ‘05 are best recent vintages.

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These are dry, nicely balanced Rieslings. Apple, white peach, grapefruit flavors with a slight salt nuance are firmly supported with bright acidity. Long, clean finish shows slatey minerality. Good thru at least 2023. These are especially good with tuna, sword and mahi; 91McD under $25. The 2013 will be available shortly and will keep through 2027 at least. Those who can afford a case will be richly rewarded after 2018. Another lovely $25 wine ($22.50 ea/case) with a tongue twister name is Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese 2012. When Kim Marcus laid on a 95-point critique, it came in at $41. Since then, the price has declined to under $29/case price. Beautiful fruit nose with complex bouquet of apple, dried apricot, pear and spice. On the palate vibrant minerality, with apricot and citrus flavors which continue through a long, pleasing finish. These will easily cellar past 2040.? Pinot Blanc has long been the realm of Alto Adige and of course Alsace. Recently Oregon, Michigan and the Okanagan in British Columbia are coming into their own. Regional wine sales data tell me that many of yuse guys and gals are not up to speed on these lovely wines. Or maybe you sampled a few when the New World producers were struggling with the varietal and sending out “oily whites.” Those days are behind us. I think you will find the following very enjoyable with our local fare on these long, hot, summer days and eves.

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Almost forgot Central Valley in Cali, where I look for J. Wilkes, Kynsi, Alapay and Donati. Best of all, the following listed are findable under $16.

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The University of Kentucky has announced that it will start selling wine from the grapes it grows at South Farm in limited quantities as part of its mission as an agricultural school.

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The University of Kentucky has announced that it will start selling wine from the grapes it grows at South Farm in limited quantities as part of its mission as an agricultural school.

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The grapes hang in picturesque green and purple clusters on their vines, and in two or three weeks, University of Kentucky enologist Jeffrey Wheeler and his students will begin the age-old process of turning them into wine.

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Biking and wine tasting may not seem like natural partners. But if you enjoy both, mixing the two can be a highlight of your next French journey. One of the best places to swirl, sip and cycle is Burgundy, which is famous for peaceful lanes that lace together cute towns and venerable vineyards.

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Start in Beaune, Burgundy's thriving and popular wine capital, which lies about 200 miles southeast of Paris. Much of Beaune's prosperity comes from medieval monks, who cultivated wine and cheese while nearby dukes cultivated power. Given the climate and soil of the region, the monks determined that pinot noir and chardonnay grapes grew best in Burgundy — a lesson that is followed to the letter by winemakers today.

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It seems as if every other shop here sells wine, and some offer informal and informative tastings. You can taste directly at the domaine (winery) or at a caveau representing several wineries. In Beaune's town center, stop by the chamber of commerce to test your senses. A delightful exhibit here (Cave aux Aromes) has glass cases — filled with fruits, herbs, nuts and spices — that are designed to give visitors a chance to smell and appreciate the complex aromas that sculpt fine wines.

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Mostly cloudy in the morning with scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. A few storms may be severe. High 81F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%..

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Tonight Thunderstorms likely. Low 67F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

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Wine Glass Crafting Class, 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. July 28 at Miles Wine Cellars, 168 Randall Crossing Road, Himrod. $30. Enjoy a glass of wine, light appetizers and make a wine glass craft.

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Photo by Jorge Simão Herdade da Malhadinha Nova is a chic B&B in the middle of a 1,100-acre estate.

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Dreamy scenery and world-class vineyards make Alentejo a wine-lover’s paradise—and it’s all just a short drive from the Portuguese capital.

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Torre de Palma Wine Hotel , meticulously restored from the ruins of Ancient Roman and medieval houses. While the sprawling grounds have a cypress-lined outdoor pool, spa, and wellness center, the main attraction here is the winery. Inaugurated in 2016 and led by award-winning Portuguese winemaker Luís Duarte, it makes just two wines in small batches: a full-bodied red and a fruity white.

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