Wines of Bangalore
This blog post is not for under 18 (under 21 in some parts of the world). If you are not legally allowed to consume alcohol them dont read further :). Okay, for the record I like beer but then once in a while I like other alcohol too. Wine tastes good and also now that we have quite a few good local brands, its become affordable. So kind of become my second choice. Here are my favorite wines from Bangalore.
1. Grover Wines was established on 40 acres of land at the foot of the Nandi Hills in 1998. Today they have about 200+ acres. They produce La Réserve and Art collection series of wines.
La Réserve has a powerful bouquet of luscious ripe red and black fruits with an exquisite hint of spice. It combines grace and splendour on the palate with chocolate, coffee beans and vanilla flavours. The finish is long, ample and almost magical.
Art series will generally have a painting as label. At the bottom of the label you can actually find the artists name.
This relation between fine art and fine wine is wonderfully manifested in the Grover Vineyards “Art Collection”, with wine showing natural elegance and delicacy. Art Collection wines capture your imaginations with its breathtaking abundance of flavours, an extraordinary contrast of richness, freshness and finesse.
Looking at our wines’ labels is a feast for more than just the eyes.
La Réserve is around Rs. 700 and Art series start at around 550. I like Art series.
2. Big Banyan Wines are made through Big Banyan Vineyards at Ramnagaram. They have about 8 types of wines all with the alcohol content of 13%. Most of them are priced around Rs. 450 to Rs. 650.
3. Kinvah is produced by Nandi Valley Winer, Bangalore. They cater to both connoisseurs and novices. ‘Kinvah’ – name is derived from an ancient wine of the same name prevalent in the Mauryan era. I haven’t tasted it yet. I haven’t found one in shop yet. But you can buy them online and they deliver with in Bangalore only ( and free). Probably I will end up buying online. Price ranges around Rs.450.
Let me know if you know any other wine brands which are from Bangalore ( or near by). I would like to taste and also will add it to the list.
PS: Interesting how Bangalore has become center of wine culture in South India,