Charosa Vineyards is located in Nashik, and makes among others several new world wines, including the Tempranillo, Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon. But, according to Holland, the pick of their wines is the Selections Sauvignon Blanc. “This white wine is light, fruity and crisp, and makes for a great gift for lunch parties,” says Holland.
Set up in 2007, in Solapur, Fratelli makes some fine quaffs, including the Sette and the light-bodied Sangiovese Bianco. Holland also loves the Vitae Chardonnay. “It’s 100 per cent barrel fermented, and this toasty aromatic Chardonnay boasts of a complexity unlike any other wine in India.”
Krsma Cabernet Sauvignon
Krsma’s vineyard is located on the Hampi Hills, in Karnataka. Their Cabernet Sauvignon, says Holland, is rich and full-bodied, and just the gift that will make your hosts happy. The award-winning wine is only available in Bangalore at the moment.