3 October, 2013
In the sylvan Sahyadri valley, lies tranquil Sanjegaon, the home of our vineyards in Nashik Valley. Unknown and unheralded, this quiet town with its crisp air and fertile soil, is ideal to produce exceptional grapes. Nashik Valley is often referred to as India’s very own Napa Valley and also as the “Wine Capital of India”. Nashik is situated about 172 kilometre North-East of Mumbai and about 1968 ft. above the mean sea level.
Ravi Jain and Deepak Roy, along with Neeraj Deorah gave birth to Vallée de Vin Zampa with the common idea of producing world class wines with an Indian identity. The Nashik Valley was chosen because of its favourable climate and soil.
The first vines were planted in 2006. And after waiting for a long but inevitable period of two years to obtain good quality fruit, the first harvest took place in 2008. The first range of Zampa Wines was proudly launched at this point.
The terraced slopes of Nashik offer fresh climate and fertile soil – the perfect conditions for vine growing.
Our vines spread on slopes, preventing water stagnation and diseases due to humidity. Zampa vineyard was developed with western viticulture methods. We source the grapes from monitored local farms with long term contracts. Vineyard Supervisors, like in the case of Nandi Hills, maintain a vigilant surveillance.
We have 42 acres of cultivated land in Nashik Valley. A cool microclimate and height of about 2000 feet has enabled fruits and flowers to grow for hundreds of years.
The soil is well-drained and red, requiring vine roots to develop strength as they travel deep in search of micronutrients. These deep roots bring out the best expression of the Terroir.
- The climate of the area is mild throughout the year, ranging from winter lows of 8-10°C to summer highs of 32-35°C
- Rainfall in Nashik valley is 690mm/year. It looks like the gorgeous Loire Vallee and Alsace in France
- The Western Ghats have laterite soils which are rich in iron with good drainage. They vary from sandy clay loam and red laterite to murrum soils, all well suited for wine grape cultivation.
Warmer days with cooler nights, gentle slope, fertile landscape – all these make Nashik a perfect wine country. With heavenly natural beauty, lush green valleys and vineyards, Nashik is also an excellent spot for vineyard tours. In addition, the winery has been aesthetically designed to encourage wine tourism. Whether you are a true wine enthusiast or simply a nature loving tourist, a visit of our winery in Nashik would fascinate you for sure.