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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Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times Wineries in Sonoma County, considered agricultural operations, are only now being asked to cut back water use.
Wine Prices In India These days, the redwood-shaded creek by Laura and Ray Waldbaum's house is a bone-dry path of rocks and gravel, its occasional stagnant pools a somber reminder of the salmon that once thrived there.
Wines To India Fewer than 500 endangered coho now wend their way from a network of such creeks to the Russian River and out to sea, and the Chinook population is barely two-thirds of what it ought to be, according to wildlife officials.
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ASHEVILLE — Two local wineries were recognized for their wines recently at the 2015 Asheville Wine and Food Festival Commercial Wine Competition.
Wine Business In India Shelton Vineyards of Dobson and Jolo Winery & Vineyards of Pilot Mountain were among award-wining wineries and vineyards at the annual event, with Jolo earning two golds and Shelton earning a gold and a silver.
Wine Prices In India Jolotage – Petit Verdot, Petit Sirah, Cynthiana and Pilot Fog – Cynthiana 2014, both of Jolo, and Port – Cabernet Franc – 2006 all received gold medal recognition at the event, while Shelton Vineyard’s Two Five Nine Petit Verdot – Petit Verdot 2011 received a silver.
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Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival (September 25th-27th) is the best wine festival I have ever been to. If you are interested in attending, you should buy your tickets now; the events at the Festival tend to sell out quickly.Below is my take on the wines to look forward to at the Festival. The lineup of wines at the Newport Festival is impressive and a bit overwhelming. When you go to the Festival, you cannot possibly taste all the wines being poured so you need to narrow your focus. Below are some possible strategies.This year’s lineup is very strong for high-end Napa wines so that might be an area to focus on. The premium Napa wines to look for include Blackbird, Hall, Joseph Phelps, Galerie, Herb Lamb, Nellcôte, Pine Ridge, Sequoia Grove, and Silver Oak.The Rosé wine market has exploded in our area, and these wines are well represented in Newport this year. Consider trying the Rosé wines from Blackbird Vineyards, Château D’Esclans, Define Wines, Nellcôte//Napa Valley, and Wölffer Estate Vineyard.
Wine Club India Another area to consider focusing on are the European wines such as the Italian, Rhone and Spanish wines. If you are interested in these wines, I would start with the Rosé wines of Château D’Esclans, then the Spanish wines from Gil Family Estates and then finish with some Italian and Rhone wines.
Wine Business In India Alternatively you could concentrate on Madeiras and Ports; that will certainly be tempting to me. There are two port tables to visit, the Premium Port (Dows, Grahams, etc.) and Sandeman. I kept warm all last winter sipping Ports so I will be scouting them out in Newport.
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I’ve always been suspicious of wines named for the specific flavour they contain. It suggests the wine has been made to a formula, rather than being a spontaneous reflection of a vineyard. The South Africans have a bit of a thing for coffee flavour. Diemersfontein Coffee Pinotage 2011 (£11.99, thegeneralwine.co.uk ) is the best, but unless you have a hankering for espresso-flavoured oak, I wouldn’t recommend it. Edgebaston’s The Pepper Pot red blend tastes as if it has a shake of pepper, but it’s far more appealing, adding seasoning to the dark berry flavours.
Wines From India For a more affordable take on the peppery syrah style, head to the Languedoc, or even the New World, where many producers now look more to the northern Rhône than Australia (shiraz is the same grape as syrah) for inspiration.
Wine Club India Tesco ’s Château de Fauzan Minervois, France 2012 (£8.99), and Porcupine Ridge Syrah, Swartland, South Africa 2014 (£7.99, Waitrose ) have a hit of peppercorn. You find it in whites, too. Wines made from Austrian grape Grüner Veltliner often come with a pinch of white pepper, accompanied, in the case of Winzer Krems’ example, with plum and herby freshness.
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FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — Minnesota Wine Country is in its fifth year of making a State Fair statement: Cold-hearty grapes and wines made from them have come into their own in a big and flavorful way.
The Wine Society Of India Those visiting the State Fair through Labor Day can taste 12 wines, a sparkling wine, a raspberry wine smoothie — all made with Minnesota-grown grapes — and sample eight gourmet “eats” inspired by those wines.
Wines From India Minnesota Wine Country serves as both an advertising and an educational venue, said John Falconer of Falconer Vineyards in Red Wing.
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