Alpine Wineries Private Limited is a name to reckon with in the Indian wine industry. It was established in 2007 by Mr. Raghavendra Gowda, the visionary founder who was instrumental in planting the first grape vines in the naturally beautiful Mysore-Mandya region. Blessed by the perfect soil and climatic condition, the location proved to be ideal for the plantation and nurturing of vines. The result was the development of an excellent vineyard that produces finest quality grapes for wine making.
A unique feature of the company’s vineyard is that it is spread across an area of about 100 hectares at a stretch out of a total of 500 hectares. The company has been successful in planting twelve selected varieties of grapes (six red and six white). The initial capacity of the winery stands at 400000 litres and is expandable to 1.2 million litres. The company makes every effort towards the preservation of precious ingredients and health-promoting factors of wine.
Viticulture and Wine Making
Alpine Wineries intends to offer the wine connoisseurs only the best possible taste. To fulfil this intention the company has acquired state-of-the-art technologies from more than 15 countries of the world, including some of the finest wine producing nations like Brazil, Austria, France and Switzerland. Almost all the equipments of the winery have been imported from Europe.
The vineyard has vines that are planted closely so that the yield of each vine is minimized and the quality of production is maximized. There are two weather stations on the vineyard that provide accurate data regarding impending weather conditions. Such technology and processes puts the vineyard at par with the top vineyards in Europe.
The company has engaged the services of one of France’s best winemakers, Stephane Derenoncourt to bring out the best taste in the wines.
Wines on Offer
The Alpine Wineries has on offer 6 impressive wines from the first vintage (2011) stock. These include 3 red and 3 white wines sold under the Oro, Vindiva Classic and Vindiva Reserve labels.
The Range of Red Wines from Alpine Wineries
Vindiva Reserve – Valley of Dreams – Shiraz: A red wine with the tempting color of ruby garnet and a smell of raspberries, hawthorn berries and spices. The expressive flavours offer a long and elegant finish. It is perfect with lamb and all other red meat dishes.
Vindiva Classic – Shiraz: This red wine with the color of ruby garnet and the smell of spices and raspberries gives a flavourful and elegant finish. It goes nicely with lightly spiced meat dishes and mature cheese.
Oro – Cabernet Shiraz: This red wine comes with a ruby garnet color and the aroma of coffee, spices and berries. Its concentrated flavor gives a long and strong finish. It is just perfect for spicy red meat dishes, finger food and as a delicious companion for barbecued meat.
The Range of White Wines from Alpine Wineries
Vindiva Reserve – Valley of Dreams – Sauvignon Blanc: A white wine with a yellow-green color and an intense smell of vanilla, cinnamon and tropical fruit. This wine feels juicy and soft on the palate and leaves a lingering salty aftertaste. It goes very well with fish and shellfish in rich sauces and is great with light desserts as well.
Vindiva Classic – Sauvignon Blanc: This white wine has a beautiful yellow-green color and contains the aroma of gooseberries and white currants. The flavor has a lot of fruit components. It can be enjoyed with all kinds of shellfish dishes, hearty fish dishes and hard cheese.
Oro – Sauvignon Blanc: This white wine with a yellow-green color has the aroma of white currants and gooseberries and gives a flavor of fruit components, finishing with magnificent acidity. It goes extremely well with pasta dishes, light fish dishes and boiled meat.
The Alpine Wineries has been designed as a premium tourist facility. Situated in the lap of nature, the winery has a restaurant, shop sommelier school and other facilities to attract wine tourists. A stay at the vineyard definitely promises an unforgettable experience.
How to Reach Alpine Wineries
Alpine Wineries is situated at a distance of about 120 km from Bangalore, off the road to Mysore. The winery can be reached easily from Bangalore and Mysore.
The nearest international airport is situated at Bangalore. There is a small domestic airport at Mysore that has flights connecting it to the city of Bangalore only.
The nearest major railway station is at Mysore while the railway station at Bangalore has trains connecting it to several towns and cities of the country.
There is no direct bus service to reach the winery. But the nearby towns of Bannur, Malavalli, Kollegal and Mandya have road connectivity to Holesalu village, the place where the winery is located.
Alpine Wineries Pvt. Ltd
Survey No. 698 & 699,
Holesalu Village, Kaveripura Post,
T. Narasipura Taluk,
Mysore District – 571124,
#33/1, Sapthagiri Arcade, 2nd Floor,
8th Cross, H. Siddaiah Road,
Bangalore – 560027,
Phone: +91 802 2270 897
Fax: +91 802 2219 661