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The Enthralling Wine Escapade by Grover Zampa
A bit of fun, gossip, music, food and wine and lots of relaxation is how one would ideally like to put an end to their weekend. In a way, kick start one’s week, especially if one gets a hand-on-hand opportunity to unwind in the luxurious lap of India’s Napa Valley. The day long stomping fest organized by Grover Zampa was one such day long thrilling event in Sanjegaon Nasik.
Like every year, Grover Zampa organized The Great Grover Stomping event in its lush green vineyard, previously known as Valle Di Vin. The entire day was filled with entertaining activities to keep the who’s who of the society engaged over a glass of wine by the award winning brand.
With the serene background and a perfect sunny Saturday, the fun and frolicking activities with a bit of wine knowledge for the enthusiast and cynosures, was just perfect. The first part of the recreation began with some vineyard discoveries led by the host of the evening Mr. Sumedh Singh Mandla, CEO, Grover Zampa Vineyards. With a brief about one of the oldest vineyard in India and the wine educator answering all the queries of the guests, it was indeed a great start. Guests were led to nose out the various grape varietals grown by the vineyard like the famous Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo, Viognier, to name a few. It was then followed by some great cellar tastings one of which included their award winning wine - La Reserve. The personal guided tour took care of all the queries related to the world of wines.
Admittedly, it was really an enchanting experience to witness the entire wine making process, starting from the storing, to the bottling to packaging and labeling of wines.
The other activities included the thrilling grape stomping, live cooking with wine by the chefs of The Gateway Hotel, Nasik and a live performance by one of the popular bands, Junckt.
The incredible evening came to an end with a charity auction organized by Grover. Famous artists Jatin Das and Rini Dumal painted a few portraits on the spot which were auctioned off. Also auctioned were the special award winning wines signed by Bollywood celebrities Huma Qureshi, Deepika Padukone and Nargis Fakhri. The proceeds of the charity were given to a local primary school.
The evening also saw few famed corporate whizz-bangs and socialites including Shamita Singha, Amit Uplenchwar, Raj Kumar Jatia, Karan Grover, among others.
By Swati Sahoo