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.
Wine / Winery / Vineyard News
Louis Dressner Selections, Hand Picked Selections, Kysela Père et Fils, Martine'sWines, Neal Rosenthal and Peter Weygandt come to mind.
Rosé India But since 1972, none surpasses Berkley, Calif.-based Kermit Lynch for a track record of consistent excellence in importing wines from family-owned, artisan French producers. Lynch's relentless focus on discovering vins de terroir — wines that authentically reflect their places of origin — has created a magnificent portfolio offering inspiring, delicious tastes of French wine and culture.
Sauvignon Blanc India Over-extracted and over-oaked wines appealing to prestige-seeking proponents of numerical ratings hold no interest for Lynch. Rather, as he observed in his classic travelogue “Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer's Tour of France” (Noonday Press, $15 paperback), “Wine is, above all, pleasure. If you keep an open mind and take each wine on its own terms, there is a world of magic to discover.” The magic starts with natural grape-growing. This means using organic methods in the vineyards with hard work, natural fertilizers and minimal synthetic chemicals. Hand-harvesting of low yields results in outstanding fruit, the sine qua non for terrific wines.
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Southwest and west-central Ohio wineries turned in a strong showing in the 2015 Ohio Wine Competition, sweeping the top “best-of-show” award and several other key categories.
Cabernet Shiraz India The results were released this morning by the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Ohio Grape Industries Committee , which sponsors the competition each year to spotlight the best wines produced in the Buckeye State. Judging for the 2015 Ohio Wine Competition was held last week at Kent State University’s Ashtabula branch.
Rosé India Vinoklet Winery, in Colerain Twp. in northwest Hamilton County, captured the overall top designation of “Best of Show” for its 2013 “Brother Joe” red blend. The Valley Vineyards 2013 Syrah, estate-grown from Warren County near Morrow, tied for “best red,” while Brandeberry Winery in southern Clark County earned “Best Fruit Wine” for its “Black Dog,” a blend of red raspberry wine and Cayuga white grape wine. And The Winery at Versailles in Darke County won “best sparkling wine” for its “Stampede,” a sparkling red wine.
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Roberto Anselmi forced his own father to quit the family business in order to improve the wines.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) In the late 1970s, Roberto Anselmi fought with his father, who wanted to keep making bulk wine in Soave, as his own father had. The business was successful and had made the family rich. But Roberto wanted to do more.
Cabernet Shiraz India One day Roberto forced his father Marino out, and we do mean "forced". He did it purely by force of will; he didn't have the shares of stock or management position to do it, but he could act crazy – if it was even an act. Roberto smashed up some desks; enologist Giuseppe Inama quit, and ended up starting his own successful winery. Then Roberto fired five other employees. His father quit in disgust at his behavior.
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff for summer parties and lively, good value wines. California pinot grigio is a wine I never liked until two weeks ago, when I tasted the 2013 Swanson Sonoma Mountain Pinot Grigio. What was my problem with the other Golden State pinot grigios? Let me count the reasons: sugary finish; too much alcohol;...
Chenin Blanc California pinot grigio is a wine I never liked until two weeks ago, when I tasted the 2013 Swanson Sonoma Mountain Pinot Grigio.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) What was my problem with the other Golden State pinot grigios? Let me count the reasons: sugary finish; too much alcohol; made in oak barrels; smelled and tasted like anything but pinot grigio. That's four fingers, leaving a thumbs-up for the 2013 Swanson Sonoma Mountain Pinot Grigio.
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