Nine Hills wins for Finest Indian Red Wine at India Wine Challenge

ninehills_win.jpg When Pernod Ricard India’s “Seagram’s Nine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2007” was adjudged the Finest Red Indian wine at the first India Wine Challenge, a delighted Param Uberoi, Chairman and CEO, Pernod Ricard India Ltd stated, “When we launched our domestic range of Nine Hills wines in Nov 2006 to a limited market, we hardly expected that in a year we would win a definitive accolade for our wine.
There’s no doubt that Nine Hills has come a long way in a very short amount of time. Seagram’s launched Nine Hills pricing the wines between Rs. 450 and Rs.550 and expecting to sell 10,000 cases a year. The winemaker is Jean-Manuel Jacquinot.

Today, the Seagram’s Nine Hills range of wines is available across several states and we only expect to gain greater heights with our second vintage which has just been released”
The “Seagram’s Nine Hills – Shiraz 2007” was also awarded a ‘Seal of Approval’ in recognition of its fine quality. This challenge was chaired by, and organized in association with Robert Joseph, Chairman of the International Wine Challenge, London from 1984-2005, and founder of the Wine Challenges held in Singapore, China, Russia and Japan. This is Robert Joseph’s 50th wine challenge globally.
The competition is designed to award excellence and recognize quality in wines from around the world. Seagram’s Nine Hills was selected by a panel of 6 judges (3 International and 3 Indians).
Seagram’s Nine Hills wine gets its name from the nine hills surrounding Nashik where the company’s winery and the vineyards are located. The Nine Hills varietal range includes Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Pernod Ricard India, a Pernod Ricard Group Company, the world’s second largest wine and spirits conglomerate, is a name that is synonymous with world renowned wine brands such as Jacob’s Creek (Australia), Montana (New Zealand) & Mumms Champagne, and the finest spirit brands such as Royal Salute, Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet , Ballantines & Martell.


  1. I’m living in China and writing about Chinese wine, but I’m also very interested in what is happening in India.
    Do you have a list of the other wine that did well at the competition?
    Cheers, Boyce

  2. Anil Choudhary on

    Its surprising to see such a young entrant into the Indian wine market do so well. Chateau Indage and Grover Vineyards must be quite disappointed.

  3. I am always interested about red wines with sweet in test…So could you tell me about these kind of brands?

  4. Jawahar Perumal on

    Please let me know the availability of Nine Hills Red wine in Coimbatore,Tamil Nadu.

  5. Dear Mr. Perumal
    It was nice to see your interest in Nine Hills wine but as of now we are not available in Tamil Nadu. However we are present in Banglore, Mysore, Goa, Pune, Maharashtra.

  6. Dear Mr Srikanth
    Thanks for showing interest in Nine Hills. Yes we are present in Forum mall. Please call Mr. raj Hosali on 9741177099.He can give you all the details.

  7. Anitha Ramesh on

    I live in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and am interested in buying Nine Hills red wine (2 bottles) for personal use. Is there a possibility of door delivery/courier? If so, please gimme the contact details.

  8. Visiting India for the first time back in October 2008, my Mumbai area hotel offered Seagrams Nine Hills with room service. Excellent! Although I cannot buy it in the USA, it’s another reason to look forward to my next trip to India.

  9. Seagram’s Nine hill has four different brands.The first one is Nine Hills Chenin Blanc- 2007 which has a golden hue with light floral & fruity aromas.It pairs well with salads and appetizers. The second one is Nine Hills Sauvignon Blanc-2007 which has a pale golden color with pronounced aromas of passion fruit, pineapple and fresh lime. It pairs well with sea food dishes.The third is Nine Hills Shiraz- 2007 which has a deep red colour with hints violet. It expresses fruity notes of cherry and strawberry. The forth one is the Nine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon -2007 which has a nice red terracotta colour with Purple highlights.It expresses hints of cherry,vanilla and capsicum aroma.

  10. Congratulation for your win. Actually Nine Hills wine represents India’s wine market in International level.Rightly said by John that the taste is so unique that people want to drink it again and again.The “Seagram’s Nine Hills – Shiraz 2007” was also awarded a ‘Seal of Approval’ in recognition of its fine quality. I like to drink Nine Hills Shiraz-2007 which has a deep red colour with hints of violet. This full bodied wine with soft velvety tannins expresses fruity notes of cherry and strawberry and will be an ideal accompaniment for various meat and barbeque dishes.

  11. Hi,
    Im interested in redwine cos of its greater medical properties.Is there any possibility for door delivery.I stay in Bangalore.How much would it cost including the delivery charges.

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