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Grover Zampa Vineyards Launches Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection Wines in India

Sep 19, 2014 18:30 IST 
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Grover Zampa Vineyards, the most reputed fine wines producer from India, launched the Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection of white and red wines branded after one of the world's most legendary tennis player.

The launch was announced by Mr. Sumedh Mandla, CEO Grover Zampa Vineyards and Mr. Vijay Amritraj at an exclusive wine evening at magnificent The Leela Mumbai. A refined amalgamation of sports and fine wine, the event witnessed the crème d la crème of Mumbai enjoying the celebrations.

Scrumptious food, delicious wines from Grover’s stable and a great ambience, made it an enchanting evening. Mr. Sumedh Mandla, CEO Grover Zampa Vineyards a perfect host, was enthralled to introduce the Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection. Inspired from Vijay Amritraj’s legendary feats & iconic style of play, the Grover Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection exemplifies what the finest in India has to offer the world. As inspiring as the man himself, the wine is imitablein its diversity yet smooth to the palate. It is as gracefully well rounded to deliver a rich experience of Indian terroir. To create this special collection Grover Zampa Vineyards and Mr. Vijay Amritraj collaborated on this project for over two years to produce top quality white & red wines reflective of Indian terrier.

This collection includes Vijay Amritraj Reserve Red and White Wines. The red reserve is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Viognier. The White reserve is a barrel Fermented and barrique aged Viognier. The Vijay Amritraj Collection wines will be distributed in India and key international markets like UK, USA and Europe.

Talking on this occasion Mr. Sumedh Mandla, CEO, Grover Zampa Vineyards expressed “Our brand is dedicated to express passion, elegance and success associated with the legend of Mr. Vijay Amritraj. We are very excited to launch these premium wines in India and in international markets. This brand will provide Indian wines an enviable international platform that can only lift its reputation across the world.”

Amritraj is India’s best-known tennis export, reaching no. 16 on the world rankings in 1980 and beating many of the world’s leading players during his 20-year career, including John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. He also enjoyed a brief acting career, starring as M16 agent Vijay in the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy and appearing as a starship captain in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. More recently Amritraj was a UN Messenger of Peace from 2001 until 2006 before setting up the Vijay Amritraj Foundation, supporting innocent victims of disease, tragedy and circumstance in India.

 

Talking on this association Mr. Vijay Amritraj said “It gives me great pleasure to associate with Grover Zampa Vineyards on this special collection. Their wines made with absolute perfection bring together the element of passion and sophistication.”

About Grover Zampa Vineyards:

Grover Zampa Vineyards is one of the oldest and most prestigious wine producers in India. The company owns vineyards in both the Nandi Hills in Karnataka and in the Nashik Valley in Maharashtra where the natural protection of both the Nandi Hills and the terraced slopes of Nashik offer fresh climate, fertile soil and the perfect conditions for vine growing. Working with limited yields, sustainable viticulture practices and selective hand harvesting, the winemaking is carried out by a team of local oenologists under the direction of international French wine consultant Michel Rolland. A remarkable combination formed as a result of a merger between Grover Vineyards Ltd (GVL) and Vallee De Vin Pvt Ltd (VDV). GZV boasts the most impressive pedigree in the Indian wine industry today and is also largest exporter of fine wines from India. Grover Zampa Vineyards has won numerous awards and accolades for its wines. Recent ones include Decanter Asia Wine Awards for 2013 for Grover Art Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Grover Art Collection Rose 2013, Zampa Soirée Brut and Grover La Reserve 2011 and Grover Art Collection Cabernet Shiraz 2011. Hong Kong International Wines and Spirits Competition 2013 Silver for Zampa Soirée Brut (First Silver for a sparkling wine from India), Bronze for Grover La Reserve 2011 and Zampa Chêne Grand Reserve 2012. More information at www.groverzampa.in.

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Vijay Amritraj Grover Collection
Vijay Amritraj Grover Collection
Mr. Vijay Amritraj Unveils the Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection by Grover Zampa Vineyards
Mr. Vijay Amritraj Unveils the Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection by Grover Zampa Vineyards
(LtoR)- Mr. Sumeda Mandla, CEO, Grover Zampa Vineyards along with Mr. Vijay Amritraj at the event

(LtoR)- Mr. Sumeda Mandla, CEO, Grover Zampa Vineyards along with Mr. Vijay Amritraj at the event
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