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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Starting a small wine brand is the easy part. Selling the wine and being financially viable is another matter. California is awash in wine brands -- and California is just a part of the overall wine picture. Getting noticed is difficult, to say the least.
Wineries In India Even winemakers who have a full-time job at a larger winery can find it daunting to turn their own small brands into a success. That's one reason Sabrine Rodems -- winemaker at Wrath Wines in Monterey County and proprietor of her own brand, Scratch -- organized a group called Wines of Danger. The idea was to lend some marketing push to the group of tiny wineries by way of an annual trade and media tasting in San Francisco (this year's was the second such tasting).
The Wine Society Of India Rodems came up with the idea for the group along with some winemaker friends from UC Davis. Many of them had regular winemaking jobs and didn't have the time or money to market their own brands, Rodems says. The word spread, and Wines of Danger was formed.
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This undated image provided by Columbia Crest Winery shows a view of a vineyard taken from Columbia Crest’s CrowdsourcedCabernet.com. Cameras show the grapes that “virtual winemakers” will be able to control. A few wineries are experimenting with using social media to crowdsource suggestions on how to make their wines.
Winery In India Two wineries — Columbia Crest in Washington and La Crema in California — recently launched crowdsourced wine projects in which online voters get to decide everything from the types of grapes used to produce the wine to the design of the label on the bottle. Being a home winemaker just got a lot less messy.
Vineyards In India In the La Crema project, which launched last month, voters already have decided to make pinot noir, which beat out chardonnay by a mere 78 votes, and have further picked the Russian River appellation as a source of the grapes. Within three weeks of launch, the effort had attracted nearly 15,000 registered visitors and about 135,000 page views.
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