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.
Wine Grape Varieties
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
Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) -- I sipped and spat my way across three continents this year, tracking the latest wine and spirits trends and hunting for standouts among the predictable and the pretentious.
White Wine In India My 10 most memorable wines, in no particular order, range from a Rhone classic to a reborn California label to a bargain white from a grape few have ever heard of.
Wine Testing Tour Northern Rhone negociant E. Guigal is famous for three rare single vineyard wines from the Cote Rotie appellation, the so- called “La-La” wines.
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAINT-EMILION, France - -- An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Cheval Blanc, one of France's finest wines. To the Saint-Emilion vineyard's chief financial officer, they were clearly fakes -- too new looking, not on the right kind of paper.
White Wine India Regardless of his skill, the counterfeiter had ambition: 1947 is widely considered an exceptionally good year, and Cheval Blanc's production that year has been called the greatest Bordeaux ever. The current average price paid for a bottle at auction is about $11,500, according to truebottle.com, which tracks auctions and helps consumers spot fakes.
White Wine In India Counterfeiting has likely dogged wine as long as it has been produced. In the 18th century, King Louis XV ordered the makers of Cotes du Rhone to brand their barrels with "CDR" before export to prevent fraud.
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. During that time, the wineryâ??s reputation continually grew as their wines kept getting better and better. Becker fans know Russell eventually followed his dream and bought a vineyard in the Montsant area of Spain just south of Barcelona.
Indian Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) We had high hopes for his wines and they are every bit as good as we expected. He has really knocked it out of the park with his high end wine under the name Cellar D. Russell Smith ($19.99). It is made with his own grapes and is a blend of CariÃ±ena and Garnacha (Carignan and Grenache). This is a wine that is abundantly fruity and fresh, but unlike many Spanish wines, it is soft enough to drink young.
White Wine India is a combination of Garnacha Blanca and Chardonnay; the rosado is a blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo, CariÃ±ena, and Syrah; and the tinto is made from Garnacha and CariÃ±ena. These are all traditional blends that have been used in CataluÃ±a for hundreds of years.
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Ask me your toughest wine questions , from the technical aspects of winemaking to the fine points of etiquette. I hope you find my answers educational and even amusing. Looking for a particular answer? Check my archive and my FAQs .
Indian Chenin Blanc Are the first 20 wines on the list of the top 100 the best 20? The scores of wines lower on the list are higher than some of the wines under the top 20.
Indian Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) Dear Nellie, No. When we create our Top 100 wines each year, we look at a variety of factors, not just a wine’s score. Otherwise, the list would just be a rundown of the wines that got 100, 99 or 98 points, and anyone could do that on their own. We look at a combination of score, price, availability and the elusive “X-factor” of excitement. We’re trying to give you the list of wines we think are most exciting of what we’ve tasted this year.
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With the winter holidays coming up, it's a great time to stock up on wine -- and of course we hope Argentine wines will be part of the mix for your festivities. Argentine wines are meant for sharing and celebrating, so there are plenty to fit the bill. Here are some of our favorite pairings.
Indian Sauvignon Blanc ReNacer Enamore 2009 , one of our top blends, can echo those aromas while anchoring the meat's earthier flavors. Bit of glaze on there, too? At just $12, the Amado Sur 2009 blend by Trivento has you covered, with citrus and berry flavors mingling with licorice.
Indian Chenin Blanc Norton Privada 2009 . But if we had to choose just one, with price being no object, we'd go for the Bramare Marchiori Vineyard Malbec 2010 . If you like Argentine wine - heck, if you like wine at all - you won't be disappointed.
Indian Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine)