Yaana is a wine label that was introduced to the Indian wine market in the year 2010 by Indian Ambience Vineyards Pvt. Ltd. (IAV). IAV is located near Bidar in Northern Karnataka and was founded by Shalini Sanjeev Wadikar and Baburao Sundappa in the year 2007.
Both Wadikar and Sundappa owned land in the states of Karnataka and Maharashtra and supplied grapes to Sula Vineyards for a couple of years before deciding to set up their own winery following the enactment of Karnataka’s wine policy.
Spread across 60 acres of land, the vineyards at Bidar are irrigated by the river Karanja. An unusual aspect of IAV’s functioning is that organic farming is reportedly followed in the vineyards. This helps guarantee chemical-free, natural grapes for processing.
Yanna-the brand building process
Wines under the Yaana brand were released in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa and Pondicherry.
Antoine Coulomb, a renowned viticulturist and enologist was given charge of the overall process, which stretched from selection of grapes to maturing.
Coulomb is famous for his work across three continents and his wine making exploits in the countries of France, the United States of America and India have garnered him special praise.
IAV brought a lot of joy to the local populace through this undertaking, as farmers in the area were afforded long term contracts and a chance to earn better returns.
Wines on Offer
The Yaana label boasts of seven French varietals. These include five red wines; Shiraz Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Shiraz, Rosé, Shiraz and two white wines; Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Shiraz Merlot: A combination of spice and plumy fruit, the Shiraz Merlot from Yaana wines provides a flavor that is out of this world.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Often referred to as ‘The King of Red Wines’, Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark, savory taste to it.
Cabernet Shiraz: The Cabernet Shiraz on offer from Yaana is the perfect blend of a Cabernet Sauvignon that has a perfumed, graceful framework and an exquisite richly flavored Shiraz. Aficionados, drink your hearts out.
Rosé: Whether one calls it rosé, rosado, rosato or blush, this is the sort of wine that stays long in the memory after it has been consumed due to its unmistakable flavor. Ideal for spring and summer, Rosé from Yaana is a must try for all the budding connoisseurs out there.
Shiraz: A red wine not meant for the faint of heart, Shiraz is truly robust in its flavor. If one is in the mood for a dark, rich wine, then Shiraz should do the trick.
Chenin Blanc: Chenin Blanc is a white wine known for its high acidity. It provides the ideal companion for a meal that includes shrimps or oysters.
Sauvignon Blanc: A dry white wine, Sauvignon Blanc is known for its unique herbaceous character.
How to Reach Yaana Wines
Bangalore International Airport is considerably far from the Indian Ambience Winery (750 kilometers). It is well connected to most of the cities in India and countries around the world. A taxi from Bangalore International Airport to Grover Vineyards costs Rs. 25,000 on an average.
Humnabad Railway Station is located 24 kilometers away from the Winery. A taxi from the railway station to the aforementioned destination costs Rs. 900 on an average.
A number of buses connect Bidar to the rest of Karnataka. Both private and state run transports are available.
Indian Ambience Vineyards
Basavakalyan Taluk, Bidar
Sanjeev Kumar Wadekar
Phone: +91 94481 02825