The only previous Wine Economist post on wine in India dealt with that The contemporary history of Indian wine can be told through the three. and fortified wines (Joshi et al., ). Wine is perhaps the oldest fermented. product known to mankind, with its. origin dating back to. In the s & '90s, a revival in the Indian wine industry took place due to high taxes and duties on imported wines and the growing middle class enjoying wine. The first known mention of grape-based wines was in the late 4th century BC writings of Chanakya who was the chief minister of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya.


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Brief history of wine

Work required him to tour France frequently; it was on one of these visits that Grover became entranced by the process of wine-making. From these stirrings of interest, a lifetime vocation did grow: In the ss, wine-making in India was unheard of.

A history of wine in india amount of patience, hard work and conviction was needed to make Grover Vineyards a reality. During his France trips, Kanwal Grover had history of wine in india experts who could help him set up his own vineyard in India. The story goes that Kanwal Grover was wooing French engineers who could help him make quality wines to visit Indian shores when he heard that Vesselle was to visit China.

Grover decide to invite Vesselle to visit India as well.

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He kept writing to George and after letters, George finally relented and asked dad to meet him when he was in France next. Vineyards were planted extensively through the BaramatiKashmir and Surat regions.

In at the Calcutta International ExhibitionIndian wines were showcased to a favorable reception. The Indian wine industry was reaching a peak by the time the phylloxera epidemic made its way to country and devastated its vineyards.

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Unfavorable religious and public opinion on alcohol developed and culminated in the s when many of India's states prohibited alcohol. Vineyards were either uprooted or encouraged to convert to table grape and raisin production. Some areas, like Goacontinued to produce wine but the product was normally very sweet and highly alcoholic.

The turning point of the modern Indian wine industry occurred in early s with the founding of The Tonia Group in the state of History of wine in india. With the assistance of French winemakers, The Tonia Group began to import Vitis vinifera grape varieties like Cabernet SauvignonChardonnayPinot blancPinot history of wine in india and Ugni blanc and started making still and sparkling wines.

Vineyards are planted at higher altitudes along slopes and hillsides to benefit from cooler air and some protection from wind.

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The altitude of India's vineyards typically range from around m in Karnataka, m in Maharashtra, m along the slopes of the Sahyadri to m in Kashmir. During the peak growing season between June and August, rainfall averages mm.

The heat and humidity of India's wine regions dictates many of the viticultural choices made in the vineyards. Vines are often trained on bamboo and history of wine in india in a pergola to increase canopy cover and to get the grapes off the ground where they would be prone to diseases.

Nearly on hundred producers entered the market, widening consumer choice significantly. Sula Vineyards has grown into India's Largest producer since, making it the wine 'evangelist' of the country.

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Maharashtra and Karnataka introduced state wine policies in aid of the young industry, which still awaits a unified regulatory environment across the whole of India.



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