The 2020 list of the World’s Best Vineyards has been unveiled, which honours the “Top 50 most amazing vineyard experiences – the best places to taste terrific wines and learn about winemaking and grape-growing. Many also offer superb views, restaurants and places to stay.”
We are thrilled to see the first time entrant and an Indian vineyard, KRSMA Estates on the 46th position in the Top 50 list of World‘s Best Vineyards 2020 amongst many well renowned international vineyards.
KRSMA Estates and their unique way of producing wine have always proved to be of the best quality and taste, making them entering the list of World’s Best Vineyard list. It’s a proud day for the Indian alco-bev industry and especially the fast upcoming domestically produced wines segment. It’s the amongst the first major global recognition earned by our wines and will set a precedent along with being a motivational factor for all those to follow.
It’s a great sign for our fast-maturing domestically produced premium spirits, wines and beers. Each year brings with it a horde of global awards in different categories, along with more and more spotlight for the local brands to shine in. Let’s take a look at what makes Krsma Estates a first amongst equals. Long gone are the days when “Domestic” stood for compromise in quality.
KRSMA Estates: What makes it the World’s 46th Best Vineyard
KRSMA Estates landed at number 46 on the 50 world’s best vineyards list. KRSMA estates were the first Indian to ever be featured on the list.
After years of being together and traveling the world, tasting and absorbing wine culture from around the world, they decided to create India’s finest vineyards: KRSMA Estate in 2008.
What makes KRSMA estates so unique and incredible is their unconventional way of producing a wine which includes deciding the time of harvest themselves, aging the wine in fine authentic French Barrels, etc.
Krsma Estates run by the husband-wife team of Krishna Prasad and Uma Chigurupati is a force to be reckoned with. They ooze charisma and a passion for quality. Their personality shines through their wines. They started with a small planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in 2010, resulting in their first vintage. Without looking back, they have continued scaling new heights year after year.
The quality is top-notch as Uma tastes fruit from every single plot to make sure that it is of the best quality and to add the duo’s much appreciated personal touch in the recipe. They have been awarded time and again for their impeccable work including The Chardonnay of 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon of 2012, etc.
All of KRSMA Estates’ wines are single varietals, made from only the best grapes from each harvest. As a result, only a limited number of bottles are produced, ensuring what comes out of the winery is always the best. This fact is acknowledged by the numerous awards the company has won, with the latest being placed on number 46 in the Top 50 list of the World’s Best Vineyards.
Their beautiful vineyard is spread over 590 acres on the Hampi Hills, near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi Village and it is truly a picturesque sight and an inspiring story!
KRSMA estates have created a standard and a mark of quality for Indian winery and are truly one of the best. HERE is a guide on how to make wine cocktails by the brilliant Devati Mallick, brand head of Krsma Estates.