India – An introduction of Indian wines

Indian wines are performing quite well in the global market. Most of the Indian vineyards are situated in Nasik, Maharashtra which is also known as the Napa Valley of India. Other vineyards are to be found in Bangalore, Karnataka. Read this article to discover more about Karnataka. 

Climate in India

The climate in India is hot with minimal rainfall. Nights are cooler, especially during the ripening season. Most of the vineyards and estates have alluvial soils (sandy and stony in nature) that accumulate heat which aids ripening and helps the Indian winemakers produce some excellent wines with ripe fruit flavors and some smoky notes.

Talking about Indian wines, Sula Vineyards and KRSMA Estates are some of the very popular names that are creating fabulous wines and which I recommend you keep an eye on in the future.


Sula vineyards was established by Rajeev Samant in 1999. Their Chenin blanc creates magic on the palate with its exotic fruit flavors, think of ripe melon, pear, apple, pineapple. Freshness is preserved because of the medium to high levels of acidity. 


KRSMA estates was established in 2008 by Mr. Krishna Prasad and his wife Mrs. Uma Chigurupati. The vineyard is located at Hampi Hills, Bangalore, Karnataka at an altitude of 590 meters above sea levels which cools down the region’s hot climate. The wines are fruit forwarded and making its mark worldwide. Wines from KRSMA Estates are used in blind tastings and have so far received fantastic feedback from famous wine critics around the world, including Mr. Rajat Parr; the author of the book “Secrets of the Sommeliers”.

The Indian wine industry is improving day by day and the winemakers are continuously improving their wine making methods so that in the future the world will come to know more about Indian wines and hopefully they will be compared with the great wines from the old world.

Written by Dibangshu Paul

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