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
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — This morning, we are Cruisin’ Connecticut to Wallingford, home of the Gouveia Vineyards. They’re one of the nearly 40 stops along the “2017 Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries” program.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) We chatted with Dawn, a wine server at the vineyard: The passports just came out! There’s about 38 or 40 vineyards in Connecticut and it runs until November. People can come in and pick them up. There’s no purchase necessary to participate. You have to visit 16 vineyards between May and November, and if you do 32 of them, you’re entered in for a trip for two, and then there’s a secondary prize for that.
Cabernet Shiraz India Known for its beautiful views, Gouveia is producing a unique array of spirits: One of the favorite reds is the stone house red. It’s a blend of our Cabernet Sauvignon and Zin. Reds we do keep in the barrels for about 8-14 months. We’re still the only New England vineyard that we know of that grows zinfandel. Most of the grapes are grown right here on the property.
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Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) Cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 43F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Fried chicken, check. Barbecue ribs, ready to go. Brownies? A must. You’ve got all the food and fixings for a great lakeside picnic for your Tahoe summer adventure. Now all you need is the wine. But somehow a glass bottle just don’t fit in with the casual, al fresco vibe. Put that bottle down and grab a box, can or carton of wine for your cooler.
Rosé Canned wines offer smaller sips, without any leftovers to worry about. A 375 ml can is roughly half a bottle; you’ll get two to three glasses out of the slightly larger 500 ml can. Boxed wine — which holds three liters of wine, or about four bottles worth — uses a vacuum-sealed bag to keep oxygen out, which means the wine stays fresh for up to a month after opening. And then there’s the Tetra Pak or carton, which we’ve seen on juice aisles for a while now, so it makes sense to use them for wine, as well. The 1-liter cartons hold about 1 1/3 bottles of wine.
Sauvignon Blanc Best of all, winemakers have begun putting some pretty good juice in these alternative containers — if you know where to look. So we swirled, sniffed and sipped our way through a bunch of boxed and canned options to find the best picnic pairings. You’ll find most of these at local supermarkets and wine shops.
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Cabernet Shiraz New Haven mayor Toni Harp is officially running for a third term. Mayor Harp made her announcement at the Sound School on Friday evening.
Rosé WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — This morning, we are Cruisin’ Connecticut to Wallingford, home of the Gouveia Vineyards. They’re one of the nearly 40 stops along the “2017 Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries” program.