Grover Zampa Vineyards (GZV) celebrated one of its highest points of success in recent times, having crossed the landmark of 111 awards and recognition earlier this year as Winery of the Year by the Asian Wine Review 2018.
It was also an opportunity for the company to introduce to the media, introduce Vivek Chandramohan who took over as CEO earlier this year. GZV hosted the dinner at Wine Rack in Mumbai.GZV has been winning awards instituted across Asia and Europe and that, Vivek believes, confirms GZV’s reputation as a producer of consistently good wines over the years across multiple price segments.
Vivek said, “The awards were proof that the experts held our wines in high regard and the growth we have experienced in domestic sales as well as exports proves that consumers have also appreciate our wines frequently.” He expects the awards to have a particularly positive impact on GZV’s export growth.
GZV’s Sumit Jaiswal, Head of Marketing, added that GZV has added more export markets in the past few months, nearly all European namely Norway and Finland and in Asia, Singapore. Exports for this year could go as high as 24,000 cases. Sumit also noted that Indians are drinking more premium wines and an indication of that was the near doubling of sales of Chene, GZV’s top end flagship Shiraz.
Some of GZV’s award winning wines including the Art Collection Sauvignon Blanc and Rose, Soiree Brut sparkling, La Reserve Blanc, Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection Red and the iconic La Reserve red blend were served at the dinner.
The Sauvignon Blanc was paired with snapper cake and raw mango and chilli jam while the Shiraz rose was paired with a grilled fig and rocket salad.
For mains, the Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection red was matched with a Kolhapuri lamb pastilla. GZV produces wines across Nashik in Maharashtra and Nandi Hills in Karnataka.
By Bhisham Mansukhani