Grapes are not harvested in October in India

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Did you know that even though India is in the northern hemisphere grapes are harvested in the February/March time frame? The rest of the northern hemisphere harvests its grapes by October. Why is it so late in India? It’s because of our wonderfully warm winters that farmers realized that grapes ripen the best in the winter months.
Learn more about harvesting and the difficulties in starting up a winery in Alok Chandra’s “The grapes of wrath” column for Business Standard. Alok is a regular contributor to Sommelier India.

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