Wines of Goa
What are Wines?
Wine are alcoholic drinks made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural biochemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without adding of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients.
Yeast eats the sugars in the grapes and transforms them into liquor. Diverse selections of grapes and yeasts yield different types of wine. The well-known variants result from the very complex interactions between the biological and chemical development of the grape fruit, reactions involved in fermentation, and human involvement in the overall wine making process.
Port Vines of Goa
Wines made from fruits are usually named after the fruit from which they are manufactured (for example, apple wine and grape wine) and are generally called fruit wine.
Port wine (also known as Vinho do Porto, Porto, and often simply port) is a Portuguese fortified wine, originally produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal, but now also produced in the colonies of Portugal.
Port wine is characteristically a sweet, red wine, often presented as a dessert wine though it also comes in dry, semi-dry, and white variations. Fortified wines in the style of port are also produced outside Portugal, most particularly in Australia, South Africa, Canada, India in Goa, Argentina, and the United States.
The Great Wine Escapade in Goa
The Great Wine Escape is the only Wine Festival that is celebrated in Goa. GoaTourism Development Corporation Ltd has been organizing “The Grape Escapade”-Wine and Haute Cuisine festival every year since 2005.
The great wine escapade Wine Festival in Goa is an annual festival supported & promoted by GTDC every year immediately after New Year Celebrations in Goa.
The Wine Festival is celebrated at the Goa Medical College (GMC) Courtyards at Campal in Panaji. The Wine fiesta captures the spirits of Goan lifestyle thus trade marking Goa as a “Lifestyle Destination”. The Wine festival is a distinctive cultural experience. International wine makers, Indian Wine Manufacturers from all over India and local Wine producing units of Goa and Wine drinking aficionados actively participate in this annual wine event in Goa. Hoteliers of Goa, restaurants in Goa and Goan professionals from the entertainment, food & beverage and lifestyle industry all come under one roof at the time of the Wine festival.
Wineries as Participants in Goa
The leading wineries, hoteliers and Restaurateurs like Diageo Nilaya Wines, Bohemia Wine, 4 Season Wine, Sula wines, Chateau Indage, Howling Wolves, Big Banyan Wine, Mandalavalley Wine, Zampa Wines, N.D. Wines, Nira Valley Wine, Vinsura Wine, Berkmann Wine Cellars India Pvt Ltd, Vintage Wine, Mums Kitchen, Vasquitos, Bottle Bay, Zeebop and Khanasutra mark their presence in the Great Grape Escapade every year.
Grape Wine Stomping in Goa
This is the only place where one can passively witness how traditionally grapes were stomped or crushed by feet as one of the processing stages of Grape wine making. Also you can actively participate in the Grape Stomping just for the fun and experience of it in Goa.
Drink Goa Port Wine and Don’t Whine!
This is one of the few times in Goa when wine tasters are welcomed at the Great Grape Escaped in Goa. Wine testing and tasting is a perfected skill and art. This is the time and opportunity to mix with Connoisseurs of the Wine making Industry.
If you know to make homemade wine, then you are most welcomed to showcase your wine and show off your home made wine making skills to the wine manufacturers and wine producers of Goa, India and the World. A free Stall is assured to the genuine home-made wine makers.
Some of the wonderful wines made at home in Goa are:
Banana wine -Prepared either sweet or dry.
Apple wine - Exotic homemade wine made with red ripe apples.
Bhinda wine – Goan home-made wine made of semi-wild fruits.
Wine Networking Event
The Great Grape Escapade is the only special and exclusive event that brings the wine experts, wine lover, wine connoisseurs, and wine aficionados, to get in touch with the successful wine producers and sellers from all over India and abroad too.
Wine and Dine in Goa
This Wine festival of Goa gives stage not only to experts and tourists but Indians rush to enjoy the cultural programmes, fashion shows, live music and to taste exotic wines from various partaking wine makers. The festival is a musical extravaganza. Konkani artistes, local bands, spot singers and dance performers are present to entertain. About 4-5,000 people pay a visit to the Grape Escapade Wine Festival to have a good wining and dining time in Goa. Just pure wine here, no whining.
Few International Wines available in Goa are:
Pink Elephant, Bouvet Brut Rose and Four Seasons Blush, 10 Chapters Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa, Gossips Chardonnay from Australia, Bouchard Aine Chardonnay from Burgundy and the home developed Four Seasons Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc, Zinzi etc.
Few of India’s Red Wines
Reveilo Reserve Syrah
Sula Rasa (Shiraz)
Grover’s La Reserve (Cabernet Shiraz)
Indus Cabernet Sauvignon
Chateau D’Ori Cabernet Shiraz
York Cabernet Sauvignon
Few of India’s White Wines
Indus Sauvignon Blanc
Reveilo Chardonnay Reserve
Mercury Chenin Blanc
Chateau D’Ori Sauvignon Blanc
Few of Goa’s Wines
Big Banyan Wines
Tonia Liquor Industries