9th February 2012:
The acknowledgement by the government of the Kaveri Valley
as a new appellation region in Karnataka within four years makes Alpine
Wineries proud and proves that Alpine Wineries has found and developed a great
potential that will create a new dimension in the art of making wine in India.
Wine Board also promotes Wine as a health drink.
The health-promoting properties of wine have been known and enjoyed since
ancient times. Scientific studies have analysed the famous French Paradox and
come up with a very simple answer: the French are known for their high
consumption of red wine and their high fat diet seems to be counteracted by
large doses of its beneficial components: resveratrol, anti-oxidants,
The birth of
a new vineyard.
gentle hills, endless paddy fields, unspoiled nature and the great Kaveri River,
Alpine Wineries nestles between Mysore and Bangalore in the state of
Karnataka. The beauty of this magical place is enhanced by the varied and
astonishing wildlife that one encounters, which makes a stay at the vineyard
of soil is a determining factor in the successful growth of vines.
Soil, subsoil and he bedrock: each component is combined here in perfect
harmony. A landscape energized since ancient times by the great Kaveri River
a red sandy loam
soil. Areas closer to the river contain higher clay levels whereas a higher
gravel content is prevalent on the slopes.
Alpine Wineries has a
collection of specialized equipment and technologies from many
of the world’s top suppliers.
Careful handling of the precious crop throughout the entire vinification process
is our highest priority.
Conveyor sorting belts are
used to carry the grapes gently into the fermentation tanks, instead of the
aggressive pumping used at many wineries. In the cellar, the best ambient
temperature systems combined with state-of-the-art tank jacket, cooling and
heating systems have been installed. Our advanced technology keeps the wine at
the best temperature for perfect fermentation and then for maturing in
subtropical conditions. The system is monitored and fully automated using
advanced Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Sytems.
expertise, dedication and an excellent team -
Special care was
taken in the preparation of the planting of 500,000 plants imported from France
and Austria in order to avoid disturbance to the soil structure as possible,
thereby enabling the quality of the terroir to be fully expressed in the wine.
Soil analysis and mapping were carried out in France in order to identify the
best plots for each varietal. Vines are closely spaced with a density of around
2,250 plants per acre (5,558 plants per hectare) as in Europe with a view to
minimizing the yield and maximizing grape quality per vine, thereby enhancing
the quality of the wine.
weather stations on the vineyard supply very precise data which enables access
to a 14-day forecast; monitors possible rains, for instance, of particular
importance. This places our viticulture processes on the same level as the top
vineyards in Europe.
From February to
April the grapes are harvested by hand with special care during the cool nights
and brought to the winery where the berries are checked by our sorting team to
remove any dried, green, immature berries and leaves, before being moved to
stainless steel tanks for the fermentation process.
the visionary founder of Alpine Wineries Private Limited, in 2007 took the lead
to plant the first grape vines in the beautiful Mysore-Mandya region. After a
continuous learning programme and eight years of studies in Europe, he made
his dream come true, with the ambition to offer you the finest and most
sophisticated wines made in a Garden of Eden.
experiments with 63 combinations of different varietals and rootstocks, twelve
noble grape varieties (six red and six white) were selected and planted on an
area of 100 hectares. The performance and behaviour of these vines were
their adaptability to the Kaveri Valley belt.
wines reflect a
holistic approach to food, geography, culture, history and simply the joy of
life in sharing unique moments with those who are important to you. The winery
has been designed to become a premium tourist facility with a restaurant, shop,
sommelier school and other facilities.
Raghavendra Gowda’s vineyard has not only teaches villagers new skills, it also
provides equal job opportunities to both men and women.
further clarifications or information, please call Hema @ 9845562370 or Smita