Good Earth Winery wines have been selected by the Indian embassy in Washington DC, to be served at official embassy functions. “Not only is the embassy selection a massive vote of confidence in our product, but it will also provide major visibility to the entire Indian wine industry”, says Girish Mhatre, Founder Good Earth Winery, of the recognition.
Pictutred, a bottle of Antaraa Cabernet Shiraz
“This is also the first step toward establishing India as a recognized wine region,” said Mhatre, “We are beginning to deliver on our stated objective to create wines that can compete on quality in the most discerning international markets.”
Good Earth Winery is a Nashik-based “virtual” winery as they lease state of the art winery facilities and draw upon best production practices, but use their own raw materials and know-how to make their wines. The winery presently offers four wine varietals- Basso (Cabernet Sauvignon), Brio (Shiraz), Aarohi (Sauvignon Blanc) and Antaraa (Cabernet Shiraz).
Good Earth Winery entered the US market, focusing on the New York and Washington DC metropolitan areas in November 2010, exactly one year after launching its first vintage in India. The wines were launched in conjunction with the seventh South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF), New York, sponsored by HBO.
The wines are presently available at several wine bars and restaurants including Bombay Palace, Mint Lounge, Darbar, Nirvana, Amma and Sapphire, that offer a wide range of cuisines ranging from New American to Asian-Fusion and South Asian. Good Earth Winery also retails at outlets such as 67 Wines, Seagrape, Dandelion and Cleveland Park, known for their eclectic collections.
In January 2010 Good Earth Winery created “A culinary passage to India – In New York,” a two-week, multi-restaurant food and wine festival co-promoted by Zagat, the food rating guide.