There’s An Indian Wine Industry?

I had no idea there was an wine industry in India until I read the following by Larry Lipson from the Los Angeles Daily News who asks:

“What Should We Drink With Indian Food?

How about Indian wine.

Don’t laugh. It’s here, imported by Dreyfus Ashby ( and may soon be noticed on Indian restaurant wine lists.

Sonoma winemaker Kerry Damskey and Stanford University alumnus Raj Samant, who gave up a high-tech career in the Silicon Valley for the good grape, have expanded their Sula Vineyards production of chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc, shiraz and zinfandel (they make a zin rose) near Bombay, India, from 2,000 to 100,000 cases in seven years.”

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