|According to industry statistics, the domestic wine consumption has increased from three million litres in 2003-04 to 7.60 million litres in 2005-06 and 11.25 million litres in 2006-07. The Indian wine market is growing at about 30 to 40 per cent and is expected to maintain this pace for the next five to six years reports The Hindu newspaper.|
The big names in the wine production industry include Indage, Sula and Grover Vineyards. Presently, there are 51 grape wine units in the state, including 28 in Nashik, 8 in Sangli, 9 in Pune and 3 in Solarpur. India at present imports 72,000 wine cases (each case consists of about nine litres), out of which 32,000 cases are bottled in origin and the rest imported in bulk flexi bags and subsequently bottled by Indian wineries.