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Grover Zampa Vineyards Ltd.
Situated 40 kilometers from city center and on the ouskirts of Bangalore, stretches India’s most exiting wine region: the Nandi Hills. Once known as the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan and then of the British, it has triumphantly risen as a rich wine producing area in recent past. Nandi Hills is a picturesque region dotted with sloping green hillsides and miles of forestland. It is inhabited by incredibly beautiful wild life. In such paradisiacal landscape, stand our vineyards.
★★★★★ Visited winery on June 07th. This place is an winery and not an vineyard. Their vineyard is close by. Staff were courteous. Since I am not a wine fanatic, I cannot really comment on the quality of wine. Lunch. Is included as part of tasting and is very average.
★★★★★ Place to definitely give a try once. Road to the place is also quite smooth so road trip with friends will be fun. Every day there are two rounds of tour that happens. Better to call the incharge and book the slot in advance over the phone itself. The tour will take you through the entire wine making process, the fermentation, the barrels and all. Also, lunch and wine tasting is part of the tour. The staff too is quite friendly in nature. Overall a delightful experience.
★★★★★ We visited the vineyard and the winery on 20th of January 2017. Didn't know you have to book the tour in advance but people at reception were very accommodating and arranged the tour. Salman was our guide who won our hearts with his elaborate explanations about the different types of wines and how to grade them. The demonstration was very good and personalised. We have been to Napa valley in USA ,Australia and whisky trail at Scotland but the quality of guided tour by Salman surpassed them all. Thank you Salman. I would highly recommend this to be your part of itenary in Banglore. We would love to visit again.
★★★★★ Excellent place. The tour was well conducted. Vipin took us through the entire process of wine making. He was well informed about every stage of the process and answered all the queries with ease. The barrel room is the highlight of the place. Nicely stacked barrels of different wines being aged. This is where they also conduct the wine tasting session. They offer 5 varieties of wine from their collection. All of them taste great. The package includes lunch, which was decent. They served soup, biryani, raita, papad and gulab jamun. You can also buy wine at a discounted price. Overall it's a great half day outing exeprience with family or a group of friends.