The launch of York wines in Le Royce Hotel, Pune, on August 6, 2010, was an eclectic mix of live band playing Jazz and Sufi music along with some great food and wines. Adarsh Hegde, Managing Director Le Royce, Ravi Gurnani, Director York Winery (pictured) and food writer Jyoti Balani played hosts to guests such as Amrita Thapar, Ashwin Deo, Sandhya Gokhale, Gauri and Hemant Naiknavare.
For starters everyone present enjoyed gorging on Paneer chilly, Veg spring rolls,
Paneer kasturi kabab, Salt n pepper chicken, Chilly basil lamb, Murgh kaali mirch, sushis and dim sums along with York Wines’ Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel Rosé, Reserve Shiraz and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon on the rooftop restaurant of Le Royce hotel followed by an elaborate buffet in the banquet hall. The event saw a lot of Pune’s expatriate population enjoying the wines and food.
York wines have received several awards in various national and international competitions such as the Sommelier India Wine Competition 2009.