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  Grover Vineyards,  Bangalore - Company Profile  

Dated - December 2004


In 1988, Grover Vineyards was established on 40 acres of land at the foot of the Nandi Hills on the outskirts of Bangalore when; Kanwal K. Grover along with Kapil Grover took on the task of reviving wine drinking in India. Here nine varieties that responded well to Indian conditions were planted on an industrial scale. Today, Grover Vineyards has over 200 acres under plantation. Unlike other wine makers in India today, Grover Vineyards is the only company that shuns ordinary table grapes, while exclusively using only French wine grapes, selected from the original thirty-five varieties of the Vitis Vinifera species.

In 1995, Grover Vineyards attracted the attention of the world-renowned oenologue, Michel Rolland, to offer his expertise to the Indian venture. His expertise in wine making sees him as ‘consultant oenologue’ to over 100 companies all around Europe, South and North America and Asia. In India, Rolland is affiliated exclusively with Grover Vineyards.

In 1996, the world’s leading champagne house, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, of France took a minority stake in Grover Vineyards. Here was a joint venture between Grover Vineyards and Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, to excel in wine making in India. This company is part of the LVMH Group, a world leader in luxury goods. They extend technical support to Grover Vineyards through their wineries in Australia and New Zealand.

In 2001 Grover Vineyards accomplished an extraordinary feat that was once next to impossible, it started selling wine to France! From humble beginnings then, Grover Vineyards has also started exporting wines to highly critical markets like UK, and the USA. Grover wines have been greatly appreciated by the trade and consumers alike in these foreign markets. The company’s wines are now available at all leading hotels, restaurants, wine bars and clubs in these countries.

Grover Vineyards’ list of wines include: Cabernet Shiraz-Red Wine, the most acclaimed red wine in India (blend of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz); Blanc de Blancs de Clairette, the noble Indian white wine (perfectly clear bright White Wine made from Clairette grapes); Rose-Dry, the Pride of India (An attractive salmon pink colour made of fully ripe Red grapes and fermented slowly at low temperatures) and La Reserve Red Wine, the first Barrel-Aged Wine (Crafted in the best of the French wine making tradition of Bordeaux, aged in French Oak barrels, this ruby red wine has a powerful bouquet of luscious ripe fruits with a hint of spice perfectly harmonized with a distinct oaken flavour).  


Performance in the recent years

§         GROVER VINEYARDS recently received the Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Award (APEDA) for the company’s excellent performance during the year 2003. This award is in recognition for GROVER VINEYARDS as a leading exporter and for the excellent services in promoting export of agricultural products. (The award was presented by the Hon’ able Minister for Commerce and Industry, Sh. Arun Jaitley).


  • The company was also the proud recipient of the ‘Global Best Performance Gold Award’ for their excellent performance and achieving highest sales in a year in the category of Still Light Wines. This award was declared after reviewing the brand, and in conformity with All India Distiller’s Association and as per the IWSR (U.K.) report. (The award was presented to Grover Vineyards by the Hon’able Minister of State for Excise, Shri. Anil Deshmukh).


  • GROVER VINEYARDS’ has also won The International Wine & Food Society Silver Award at WINPAC 2003. At the “Wines of the Pacific Rim” the vineyard won accolades for their Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz’.

The latest variety from Grover Vineyards was the well-received Sauvignon Blanc, a delicate, bright golden white wine from its stable of fine wines. It is a product of 10 years of experiments and well received by wine connoisseurs and critics.

Grover Vineyards does not believe in importing foreign wines nor does it launch new wines at a frantic production pace. Instead the company is constantly focused on developing the Indian wine market and promoting excellent quality Indian wines to foreign markets and connoisseurs. Grover’s, with a production of 6 lakh bottles of wine a year estimates a projected growth of 20 – 25% every year.

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