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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.

Wine / Winery / Vineyard News
Winemaker Chris Howell is an unabashed fan of brettanomyces in his wines, and makes unique, savory Bordeaux blends in Napa Valley.

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I studied philosophy at University of Chicago, which has a core base of what they call critical thinking – you try to understand and not judge. I was looking for a job and I thought chemistry was easy compared to what I was doing. So I studied it in my home school in University of Washington [in Seattle].

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I got married in 1980. I was 26 years old, she was a French teacher. This was my first marriage; she was Romanian, but she grew up in Geneva. We discovered the world of wine; we visited wineries in France. As a chemist I was exposed to guys who made wine like their fathers had made.

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The mercury hit 70 degrees Thursday at Sonoma County’s airport, breaking the previous record of 68 degrees for Jan. 29, set in 2007. Also, normally the wettest month, a mere 0.11 inches of rain has fallen.

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In just a few short months, Americans must file tax returns. If they need help completing their forms, they might be out of luck.

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This issue — while discussed and dissected to the most minute of detail by intelligent and thoughtful principals and athletic directors — will end badly for some.

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Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Kendall-Jackson Owners Buy California Pinot Powerhouse Siduri
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Jackson Family Wines raised its bet on high-end Pinot Noir today with the purchase of Siduri, a Sonoma-based producer that has helped define the style of modern California Pinot with its numerous single-vineyard wines. The sale includes the Siduri and ...
Kendall-Jackson parent buys pinot specialist Siduri WinesSanta Rosa Press Democrat
Jackson buys urban pinot winery SiduriNorth Bay Business Journal

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Bellingham Herald

Northwest Wines: Pinot Noir drives Oregon wine industry
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Oregon is the nation's fourth-largest wine-producing state (after California, Washington and New York), and while vineyards stretch from the Columbia River to the California border and from west of Portland to west of Boise (yes, it shares the Snake ...
Steven Thompson and Kris Fade, Young Grower from Mosier, OregonGood Fruit Grower

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© W. Blake Gray | A return to Cabernet Sauvignon with less than 14 percent alcohol would be a major change, said Steve Matthiasson.

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Here's how times are changing in the California wine industry: at a technical panel Tuesday, 400 growers and winemakers asked only one question about why they should lower alcohol, and many questions about how .

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The annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento kicked off with a number of panels designed to be helpful to California grapegrowers and winemakers. Possibly the best-attended was called "Alcohol in Balance: Approach for Achieving Quality in Lower-Brix and Lower-alcohol Grapes and Wine", and that in itself is news.

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