Vineyard Tour to Beautiful Nandi Hills including Wine Tasting and Private Transfer

Vineyard Tour to Beautiful Nandi Hills including Wine Tasting and Private Transfer
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$78
Duration: 6 hours
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About 25 miles north of Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka, stretches a beautiful landscape, which has recently joined the wine production areas of the world.  A former British summer retreat, Nandi Hills is a picturesque region dotted with sloping green hillsides, tranquil surroundings and a rich history. Join the wine tasting experience at Grover Zampa Vineyards and experience modern, competitive Indian wines. Your excursion includes air conditioned return transfers from Bangalore.

In the 1980s and 1990s, a revival in the Indian wine industry took hold. International influences and an increasingly cosmopolitan Indian middle class supported growth in the domestic wine industry.  More recently, demand has been increasing at a rate of 20-30 percent a year. Just north of Bangalore you will find lush green vineyards producing some of the best wines India produces. Their quality is such that almost all of the international wine awards given to India have been won by wines from the Karnataka region.

Grape growing and wine making in India trace back to the Bronze Age, when Persian traders brought the practice to the region. Then European travelers brought wine to the courts of the Mughal emperors Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan. The next important contribution was made by the Portuguese settlers who not only improved the wine they found in the 16th century, but also introduced a new variety of wine for the Indian sub-continent. Today, about seventy producers account for the 24 million bottles that India produces per year. A little more than 10 per cent of that total is exported. The principal red grapes are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. White varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Bangalore and transferred to Nandi Hills and Grover Zampa Vineyards. This personalized winery tour gets you a firsthand experience of Indian wines. A brief history of wines and cultivation is provided. Detailed information regarding crushing, filtering, processing and packaging is shared. Then on to the barrel room where real oak barrels full of La Réserve lie in wait. You may taste five different varieties of wine in the air conditioned cellar. After the wine tasting, just relax and enjoy some snacks. When the tour concludes, you'll be transferred back to your hotel in Bangalore.

About 25 miles north of Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka, stretches a beautiful landscape, which has recently joined the wine production areas of the world.  A former British summer retreat, Nandi Hills is a picturesque region dotted with sloping green hillsides, tranquil surroundings and a rich history. Join the wine tasting experience at Grover Zampa Vineyards and experience modern, competitive Indian wines. Your excursion includes air conditioned return transfers from Bangalore.