India Grape Harvest (IGH) is an initiative by All India Wine Producers association (AIWPA) and India Grape Processing Board (IGBP).On the weekend of 14 -16 Feb IGH was hosted as a grand three-day event at the Wine Park, Vinchur, Nashik. India’s finest wineries and boutique wineries participated in this larger than life event in the wine capital of the country, Nashik.
This prestigious event was inaugurated by Honorable Minister Chhagan Bhujbal and well-known Actor Milind Gunaji along with other prominent dignitaries. Mr. Bhujbal visited all the stalls in the exhibition and spoke on the Wine Industry in India. The exhibitions hosted a lot of various stalls including wine tasting, organic grapes, wine accessories, art and lifestyle stalls, boutique wine stalls and farmers’ bazaar.
At the event, around 200 unique wines from 40 Indian wineries from grape varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grillo and more were showcased.
IGH14 was one big fat event that included various entertaining sessions like wine tasting, winery tours, live rock music bands – Old Citizen Band, Pune – Performances by Navin’s Dance academy – Chintoo Bhosale from Mumbai – Exotic Belly B=Dance Performances – Live DJ by Kairav – Balle Band with Lady DJ – folk and Lavani Dance Performances and of course the most glamorous show of all, The Wine Queen Of India, planned and executed by Mr. Sagar Bairagi of Vogatti School of Modelling.
Apart from the above, the other activities that went on the entire day for three days were grape stomping, helicopter rides, bail and ghodagaadi rides, camping and barbeque, street performances, skating, cycling, moonlight harvesting and much more.
Being in its second year, IGH14 was a bigger success as the last one (IGH13) and was enjoyed by every visitor from around the country. It was a great effort by members and team of AIWPA and IGBP which lead to a great successful event on all fronts making this February weekend electrifying