6 Best Places For A Wine In Bangalore
Wine (from Latin vinum) is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes, generally Vitis vinifera or its hybrids with Vitis labrusca or Vitis rupestris. Grapes ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients, as yeast consumes the sugar in the grapes and converts it to ethanol and carbon dioxide. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts produce different styles of wine.
When someone invites you over for a highbrow soiree, showing up with a six-pack of beer just doesn’t cut it, no matter how good the beer is. Wine is a surefire way to class things up, particularly if you can memorise the story written on the back of the bottle.
Here’s our handpicked list of places serving best wines in Bangalore!
A great place to have a glass of wine or sip on a cappuccino by the Brigade lakeside. The Lunch buffet is one of its kind and is a must try. Upmarket, dark-walled dining room for a choice of Italian dishes and an international wine menu. Address: 1st, Floor, Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Near Yeshwantpur, Malleshwaram, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560003 Phone: 080 2268 2055
Gourmet restaurant using molecular gastronomy techniques to create modern European dishes. Address: #203, 2nd Floor, The Collection, UB City, 24 Vittal Mallaya Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001 Phone: 087629 33355
Olive Beach Restaurant, Castle Street
A menu integrating dishes from the Mediterranean coastline with a long list of elegant, aromatic and collection of rich wines from different corners of the world makes this a calming place to unwind and relax right in the city’s centre. Authentic Mediterranean themed bistro in a white-washed bungalow overlooking a lake. Address: 16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025 Hours: Open today · 12–3:30PM, 7PM–1AM Phone: 099455 65483
Myra Vineyards, Victoria Road, Bangalore
A wine tour within Bangalore city limits? Yes…at the Myra Vineyards, you can enjoy a splendid and pleasurable wine tour within the city! This entrepreneurial start-up by an investment banker is just over 3 years and promises to be taking wine appreciation beyond their usual expectations. Myra Wines is all about the heart, appealing to the connoisseur and not intimidating the novice. Offering both red and white wines, Myra specialises in stylised wines in regular and vintage modes, which will make your wine drinking experience come alive. Address: 27, Thyagi M Palanivelu Road, Victoria Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560007 Phone: 080 4090 3885
Nandi Valley Winery
Nandi Valley Winery is a Bangalore-based wine producer catering to wine connoisseurs and novices alike with an array of exquisite wines through its flagship brand-‘Kinvah’ and also a soon to be released, excellent host of wines sourced from the best winemakers of India and abroad like ‘Drakshe’ from Hampi Heritage Wines, Karnataka; ‘Tiger Claw’ from AD Wines, Maharashtra, Harman’s Margaret River from Australia and many more. With a winery and operations spread over a 250 acre vineyard located in Bijapur, Nandi Valley Winery plans to expand its horizons with a second unit of 500 acres near Bangalore which is being nurtured to produce ten million liters of wine. Bangalore’s cool climate along with the apt soil conditions of the Nandi Valley region after which we are named makes it an ideal location for wine grape farming. Nandi Valley Winery is thus stepping into the emerging wine domain of Karnataka with wines that are selected on stringent specifications to ensure perfection in the final quality in terms of taste and aroma. India always had a sparkling relationship with wine. Historical evidences point at wines well-imbued into the winerycultural and social fabric of a nation that has always upheld the principle of responsible drinking. Celebration, revelry or health –whatever the reason, wine has never been far from the Indian palate. In fact, wine has been considered as a ‘gift of the gods’ since it is the only fermented beverage found in nature. The natural yeasts available in the skin of red grapes can lead to the formation of wine in the ripe grape itself. Address: 3rd Floor, 41, Blue Valley Celestial Nandidurga Road, Benson Town Post Jaymahal Extension, Bengaluru, 560046 Phone: 080 2353 5581
Heritage Vineyards, Channapatna
The name Heritage was very carefully chosen by Mr. P.L.V.Reddy, Founder Chairman who always believed in Traditions. He wanted to maintain the legacy of wine making , he thought making wine is an art that everybody cannot master. Which is why he chose the best from the field, Mr. J.V.M.Mohan Rao and Mr. Moss Benjamin Bittner. Mr. P.L.V.Reddy with the help and guidance of two experts started Heritage Winery, in the year 2004, and from then, there is no looking back. Heritage has become a symbol of Tradition and Legacy. The Story goes… Bangalore weather and its fertile soil supports the growth of grapes. Grapes are grown in and around Bangalore for the past 150yrs. Most of the grapes were used to eat, make juice and some for raisins, even then over all it was not a profitable business. Heritage team guided the farmers and encouraged them to grow more grapes. Heritage procures grapes from 800acres of vineyards around Bangalore to make quality wines, grown under the supervision of experts. With the support of the Karnataka government’s supporting wine policy, Karnataka Wine board, Karnataka Horticulture Department, & farmers, Heritage has directly and indirectly created over 10000 jobs. Heritage winery is located off Bangalore - Mysore highway, near Channapattana 60 K M from Bangalore The Winery is in a zero sound and zero dust pollution zone. Located amidst rolling hills and lush greenery, spread over 25 acres spanning 8 acres of vineyards, 9 acres of winery 8 acres restaurant and landscape HERITAGE adheres to international standards of winemaking with the help of their experienced wine makers. Our winemakers with their skill and knowledge uphold the” tradition and legacy” of producing fine wines. HERITAGE produces 6 varieties of wines Viz., Cabernet red wine, Shiraz red wine, Chenin Blanc white wine, Twist bubbly wine, Heritage 2000 premium wine, Heritage sweet red wine. Heritage has captured 75% of the wine market in Bangalore, 65% in other districts of Karnataka. We continue to be at No.1 position in Karnataka wine market for the past 6 years , 30% increase in growth every year and still spreading over other states of India . The Heritage Wine Education Tour, was started as an initiative to educate people on the intricacies of making a fine wine. This tour will teach you all the aspects of wine making and tasting, and answer all your queries about wines. The winery is located away from all the noise of the city, yet easily reachable (just an hours drive) surrounded by lush greenery. Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine with some finger licking food dished out by our experienced chef’s. Address : Manish Mansion #18, 2nd Floor, 3rd Main, N.R.Colony, Karnataka, Bengaluru- 560019. Phone: 080 26602667, +91-99726 66600